KANGA BAY CABIN, AK

Kanga Bay Cabin overlooks a secluded cove off Redoubt Bay on Baranof Island, and was built in 1998 by local volunteers. It's available year round, weather permitting, and makes an excellent base for experiencing and exploring this corner of Alaska. The site is remote. It can...
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  • 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
  • Cabin not maintained during the winter; firewood can be in short supply
  • Cabin location offers protected boat anchorage, but the area occasionally experiences high winds from the southeast or from the Redoubt Lake area
  • Treat or boil water before drinking
  • All garbage and food must be packed out
  • For boat or air charters, contact the Sitka Convention and Visitors Bureau at 907-747-5940 or online
  • Learn more about the Tongass National Forest
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Pets Allowed - no
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Overview

Overview

Kanga Bay Cabin overlooks a secluded cove off Redoubt Bay on Baranof Island, and was built in 1998 by local volunteers. It's available year round, weather permitting, and makes an excellent base for experiencing and exploring this corner of Alaska.

The site is remote. It can only be accessed by floatplane or boat. It's 10-minute plane ride or a 40-minute boat ride from Sitka. Visitors are responsible for their own travel arrangements and safety, and must bring several of their own amenities.

Natural Features:

The cabin faces southeast, overlooking a cove, with distant views possible of the snow-capped peaks over Redoubt Bay. A spruce and hemlock forest surrounds the cabin, which sits just above a sloping, sand pebble beach. Deer, brown bear and a variety of seabirds inhabit the area.

Recreation:

Visitors enjoy fishing for sockeye and coho salmon during August at Redoubt Lake, about 30 minutes away by boat. The bay offers a great location for kayaking, but visitors must provide their own kayaks.

For information about fishing and hunting permits and seasons, visit the Alaska Department of Fish and Game website.

Facilities:

The wooden, Pan abode-style cabin measures 15 by 17 feet and can accommodate up to six people. A large deck extends across the front of the cabin. One double plywood bunk and one single plywood bunk are furnished on the main level. A staircase accesses the open sleeping loft, which has no bunks and overlooks the main level.

Amenities include a wood stove for heat, a table with benches, a cooking counter, broom and an axe or splitting maul. An outhouse toilet is close to the cabin.

A mooring buoy is available on a first-come, first-served basis for boat anchorage. Cabin reservation does not include exclusive use of the buoy. Mooring buoys are configured using a 4200-lb concrete block with 90 feet of 7/8th-inch stud link chain. Mariners are responsible for determining how suitable an anchoring system is for the size of their craft.

The cabin does not include mattresses or cooking gear. Visitors should bring sleeping bags and pads, a cooking stove, pots, pans, plates, utensils, food, toilet paper, a lantern, garbage bags, a fire extinguisher, fire starter, raingear and rubber boots.

Water available from nearby stream, 100 feet from the cabin, but must be treated before using. It's recommended that visitors bring their own water.

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Nearby Attractions:

Popular Goddard Hot Springs is about a 20-minute boat ride to the south, where soaking pools are open to the public on a first-come, first-served basis.

Booking Window
Wed Apr 23 2014 - Thu Oct 23 2014

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
Non Peak Wed Jan 01 2014 Wed Apr 30 2014
Peak Thu May 01 2014 Tue Sep 30 2014
Non Peak Wed Oct 01 2014 Wed Dec 31 2014
Non Peak Thu Jan 01 2015 Thu Apr 30 2015
Services and Amenities
Within Facility
  • Axe
  • Beach Access
  • Bunkbed(s)
  • Cabin Rentals
  • Cooking Area
  • Mooring Buoy
  • Outhouse
  • Table & Benches
  • Wood Stove
Within 10 Miles
  • Fishing
  • Hunting
  • Kayaking
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:
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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
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
Non Peak Season
Jan 01 2014 -
Apr 30 2014
CABIN NONELECTRIC $35.00
Peak Season
May 01 2014 -
Sep 30 2014
CABIN NONELECTRIC $35.00
Non Peak Season
Oct 01 2014 -
Dec 31 2014
CABIN NONELECTRIC $35.00
Non Peak Season
Jan 01 2015 -
Apr 30 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):
56.87917, -135.34139
56°52'45"N, 135°20'29"W

Accessible year round, weather permitting. Located 12 air miles south of Sitka on Baranof Island within Kanga Bay. From Sitka, floatplane access is 10 minutes, boat access is 40 minutes. For geographic features surrounding the cabin, refer to USGS topographicmaps Port Alexander D-5 and D-4.

Please consult local tide tables before departing for the cabin.
Contact Information

Mailing Address:

KANGA BAY CABIN

TONGASS/SITKA AK

Phone Number:

Project Office:(907)747-6671
Additional Information