KAH SHEETS BAY CABIN, AK

Kah Sheets Bay Cabin sits on coastal waters in the islands of southeastern Alaska. It is remotely located, offering solace and seclusion to visitors, but also access to great fishing, hunting and wildlife viewing. The cabin is accessible by boat or float plane, or may be reached...
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Know Before You Go
  • This facility is located in an extremely remote and wild area; before making a reservation, become aware of bear, water, and weather safety (including cold)
  • Recreating in Alaska can present both obvious and hidden dangers; please be aware of your surroundings and be prepared for extended stays due to occasionally poor weather
  • Tides affect access to this cabin; please consult local tide tables before making a reservation
  • Be prepared to boil or treat any water taken from the lake or creek prior to consumption
  • Use of this cabin by a commercial operator, such as an outfitter or guide, is not allowed
  • High levels of Paralytic Shellfish Poisoning (PSP) have been recorded in this area
  • All garbage and food must be packed out
  • Please report any missing or damaged items to the Petersburg Ranger District
  • Learn more about Tongass National Forest
  • Don't Move Firewood: Prevent the spread of tree-killing pests by purchasing firewood near your destination and burning it on-site. For more information visit dontmovefirewood.org.
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Pets Allowed - no
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Overview

Overview

Kah Sheets Bay Cabin sits on coastal waters in the islands of southeastern Alaska. It is remotely located, offering solace and seclusion to visitors, but also access to great fishing, hunting and wildlife viewing.

The cabin is accessible by boat or float plane, or may be reached by hiking the 2.75-mile trail from Kah Sheets Lake, which is accessible by float plane only. Visitors are responsible for their own travel arrangements and safety, and must bring several of their own amenities.

Natural Features:

The cabin is located on the south end of Kupreanof Island at the mouth of Kah Sheets Creek in a large saltwater bay and tide flat. The name Kah Sheets derived from the Tlingit term "by the fisheries," which is indicative of the abundance of fish that can be found here.

The surrounding terrain is second-growth forest and flat muskeg, with one 776-foot hill between the bay and Kah Sheets Lake, which sits at an elevation of 100 feet.

A variety of wildlife makes its home in the area, including grouse, black bears, deer, moose and waterfowl. This is a prime spot for spring bird migration viewing on the tide flat in the bay. Visitors are asked to be considerate of the state's abundant biology and practice wildlife etiquette.

Recreation:

The hike to Kah Sheets Lake is an easy 2.75 miles on a boardwalk, with opportunities to explore two access trails leading to waterfalls, as well as wildlife viewing and fishing access. Additionally, hiking is possible on the remains of old logging roads.

Anglers will find excellent fishing for steelhead, trout and salmon (pink, sockeye and coho). Bear, grouse and waterfowl hunting is possible in designated areas. Be aware of wildlife in the area and learn about bear safety.

More leisurely pursuits include shorebird viewing in early May and beachcombing. Due to changes in Kah Sheets Creek near the cabin, visitors will need at least a 16-foot tide and up to an 18-foot tide to navigate the area in front of the cabin, dependent on conditions. Deposition from the creek has created gravel bars which have made access more difficult. (View local tide charts).

Facilities:

The hunter-style cedar log cabin is equipped with four single wooden bunks, a table, benches, oil heater and wood stove. Skylights and a covered porch were added to the cabin in recent years, and an outhouse with a pit toilet is provided.

Firewood for the stove is typically available, but not guaranteed. A broom, dust pan, axe and splitting maul should be available, but may be missing or damaged.

Drinking water is not available at the cabin. Visitors are advised to bring their own water supply, but a nearby creek also provides a source of water. All water collected from natural sources should be treated or boiled before using.

Heating oil is not supplied. Visitors must supply No. 1 heating oil for the clean-burning oil heater, approximately a gallon per day. Other items to bring include sleeping bags and pads, a cook stove and cooking gear, towels, food, clothing and garbage bags, among other necessities. All trash and food must be packed out, and visitors are expected to clean the cabin before leaving.

Please visit or call the Petersburg Ranger District at (907) 772-3871 with questions or to report vandalism or missing amenities.

Booking Window
Mon Sep 01 2014 - Sun Mar 01 2015

Reservations can be made for today and can be made up to 6 Month(s) in advance.

Season Dates

Season Schedule

Park Season Start End
Peak Tue Apr 29 2014 Sun Sep 28 2014
Non Peak Mon Sep 29 2014 Wed Dec 31 2014
Non Peak Thu Jan 01 2015 Tue Apr 28 2015
Peak Wed Apr 29 2015 Mon Sep 28 2015
Services and Amenities
Within Facility
  • Axe
  • Bay Access
  • Beach
  • Beachcombing
  • Birding
  • Boating
  • Broom & Dust Pan
  • Bunkbed(s)
  • Cabin Rentals
  • Creek Access
  • Fishing
  • Heater
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Pit Toilets
  • Table & Chairs
  • Trails
  • Wildlife Viewing
  • Wood Stove
Fees and Cancellation Policies

Fees and Cancellation

Fee Information
Payment in full will be charged to your credit card upon completion of the reservation. A $9.00 non-refundable on line reservation fee may be charged for some facilities.

Payment Methods Accepted On-line:
Visa Mastercard Amex Discover UnionPay JCB

Changes and Cancellations
A $10.00 service fee will apply if you change or cancel your reservation. Late cancellations are subject to additional fees. For full details see NRRS Reservation Policy

Special Policy Applicable to this Facility
Reservations can be made the day of arrival or up to 180 days in advance and are restricted to a maximum stay of 10 consecutive nights per party for any one reservation from May 1 through Sept. 30, and a maximum stay of 10 consecutive nights from Oct. 1 through April 30. There are no discounts for Alaska cabin rentals with Golden Age and Golden Passports.

Only one change per reservation for all Alaska cabins is allowed. Change is defined as a modification to the start or end date of the reservation; after one change has been made, if additional changes are desired, the customer must cancel the current reservation and re-book the new dates.

Facility Rates*
Park Season Site Type Nightly/Daily Rates
Peak Season
Apr 29 2014 -
Sep 28 2014
CABIN NONELECTRIC $35.00
Non Peak Season
Sep 29 2014 -
Dec 31 2014
CABIN NONELECTRIC $25.00
Non Peak Season
Jan 01 2015 -
Apr 28 2015
CABIN NONELECTRIC $25.00
Peak Season
Apr 29 2015 -
Sep 28 2015
CABIN NONELECTRIC $35.00

*Displayed rates do not reflect discounts, attribute fees (electrical hook-ups / water hook-ups), taxes or incremental charges
**Weekly rates may not be available for all sites
Getting There
GPS Info. (Latitude, Longitude):
56.53028, -133.14194
56°31'49"N, 133°8'31"W

Accessible by boat or float plane, 24 miles from Petersburg. The cabin may also be reached by hiking the 2.75-mile trail from Kah Sheets Lake, which is accessible by float plane only. Due to changes in Kah Sheets Creek near the cabin, visitors will need at least a 16-foot tide and up to an 18-foot tide to navigate the area in front of the cabin, dependent on conditions. Deposition from the creek has created gravel bars which have made access more difficult. Refer to USGS topographic map Petersburg C4. Maps are available online or by calling the Petersburg Ranger District at (907) 772-3871. Please visit or call the Petersburg Ranger District at (907) 772-3871 with questions or to report vandalism or missing amenities.
Contact Information

Mailing Address:

KAH SHEETS BAY CABIN
PO BOX 1328
PETERSBURG  AK  99833

Phone Number:

Information:  (907)772-3871