Attention: There will be a trail construction project near the North Beach Cabin from approximately April 16 to May 9. The cabin is available to rent during this period. Please be aware, visitors traveling to and from the cabin may encounter construction equipment and experience short delays.

NORTH BEACH CABIN, AK

North Beach Cabin is nestled just inside the forest fringe on the north beach of Shelikof Bay on Kruzof Island, 20 miles northwest of Sitka, Alaska. The A-frame cabin is available year-round, weather permitting, and was built in 1993 by volunteers from the U.S. Coast Guard Air Station...
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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
  • Due to the dynamic nature of the shoreline at North Beach a 10 foot drop off has developed approximately 150 feet in front of the cabin; use caution when accessing the beach
  • Cabin not maintained during the winter
  • Boil or treat water before drinking
  • All garbage and food must be packed out
  • Firewood is not provided for outdoor campfires, but dead and down wood may be gathered
  • Off-highway vehicle riding is restricted to designated roads and trails as shown on the Sitka Motor Vehicle Use Map, available on the Tongass National Forest Website; request a hard copy via email at r10_sitka_rd@fs.fed.us
  • First-time users of this cabin should contact the Sitka Ranger District office at 907-747-6671 for crucial, detailed information on accessing the cabin by trail
  • For boat or air charters, contact the Sitka Convention and Visitors Bureau at 907-747-5940 or www.Sitka.org
  • Learn more about the Tongass National Forest
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Overview

Overview

North Beach Cabin is nestled just inside the forest fringe on the north beach of Shelikof Bay on Kruzof Island, 20 miles northwest of Sitka, Alaska. The A-frame cabin is available year-round, weather permitting, and was built in 1993 by volunteers from the U.S. Coast Guard Air Station in Sitka and by local volunteers. The Shelikof Cabin is located on the east shore of Shelikof Bay just south of the Shelikof River, about a mile from this cabin.

This is a remote site. The cabin can be accessed by boat, a 45-minute ride from Sitka to Mud Bay, followed by a 7.5 mile hike or off-highway vehicle ride on old logging roads. The cabin can also be reached by helicopter at lower tides.

Visitors are responsible for their own travel arrangements and safety, and must bring their own amenities.

Natural Features:

The cabin has spectacular views of the cresting waves on the outside coast of the Gulf of Alaska. It is surrounded by a hemlock and spruce forest and sits just above a sandy beach. The terrain is relatively flat and easy to explore. Brown bear frequent the area.

Recreation:

Beachcombing, photography, hiking, hunting, fishing, wildlife viewing and riding off-highway vehicles are popular activities at North Beach Cabin. Nearly 40 miles of old logging roads are open to hiking, mountain biking and off-highway vehicle riding. Fishing is fair for Dolly Varden trout, coho and pink salmon found in local streams.

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

Facilities:

The 16' x 16' wood A-frame cabin can accommodate up to eight people with a double plywood bunk bed and a sleeping loft reached by climbing a vertical ladder. An oil stove for heat, a table with benches, a cooking counter, cupboard, broom and an axe or splitting maul are provided. An outhouse toilet is close to the cabin.

The cabin does not include mattresses, cooking utensils or heating oil. Visitors should bring #1 diesel fuel (generally 10 gallons for a three-day stay, more of less depending on the time of year), sleeping bags and pads, a cooking stove, pots, pans, plates, utensils, food, toilet paper, a lantern, garbage bags, a fire extinguisher and fire starter. Rain gear and boots are recommended.

Water is available from a creek at a crossing about 1/3-mile from the cabin, but must be treated before using. It's recommended that visitors bring their own water.

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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
  • Beach Access
  • Bunkbed(s)
  • Cabin Rentals
  • Cooking Area
  • Heating Stove
  • Outhouse
  • Table & Benches
Within 10 Miles
  • Beachcombing
  • Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Off-Highway Vehicle Recreation
  • Wildlife Viewing
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):
57.17156, -135.75497
57°10'18"N, 135°45'18"W

Accessible year round, weather permitting. Located 20 air miles northwest of Sitka, on the western shore of Kruzof Island. Access by boat, 45 minutes from Sitka to Mud Bay on the east side of Kruzof Island, then 7.5 mile hike or off-highway vehicle ride on old logging roads to a “T” in road at Iris Meadows. Turn right about 1/8 mile (.2 km), then turn left on road that crosses meadows. After crossing Iris Creek, continue along the road about 1 mile (1.6 km) to off-highway vehicle trail which turns left and continues about 1/4 mile (.4 km) to the cabin.

For geographic features surrounding the cabin, refer to USGS topographic maps Sitka A-5 and A-6.
Contact Information

Mailing Address:

NORTH BEACH CABIN

TONGASS/SITKA AK

Phone Number:

Project Office:(907)747-6671
Additional Information