RAVENS ROOST CABIN, AK

Ravens Roost Cabin is on the Alexander Archipelago in southeast Alaska. It sits at the top of a mountain in a very scenic area, providing views of surrounding terrain and access to a variety of recreational opportunities. Visitors enjoy cross country skiing and snowshoeing, as well...
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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
  • This is the Raven's Roost Cabin near Petersburg, not the Raven Cabin on the Situk River near Yakutat
  • There is no source of fresh water near the cabin; guests should bring their own, or treat or boil water taken from nearby muskegs or melted snow
  • Firewood at the cabin is supplied only for heating the cabin, it is not for outdoor campfires; collect dead and down wood from the forest for your outdoor campfire
  • Use of this cabin by a commercial operator, such as an outfitter or guide, is not allowed
  • All garbage and food must be packed out
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Overview

Overview

Ravens Roost Cabin is on the Alexander Archipelago in southeast Alaska. It sits at the top of a mountain in a very scenic area, providing views of surrounding terrain and access to a variety of recreational opportunities. Visitors enjoy cross country skiing and snowshoeing, as well as wildlife viewing and berry picking.

The cabin can be accessed by helicopter or a 4-mile trail from behind the airport in Petersburg. Guests are responsible for their own travel arrangements and safety, and must bring several of their own amenities.

Natural Features:

The cabin is located on Mitkof Island, on the mountain above Petersburg Airport, at an elevation of 1,745 feet. It is the only cabin accessible by trail from Petersburg. The cabin is a custom-built alpine design, allowing access through a door in the loft during periods of deep winter snow.

Terrain surrounding the cabin is flat muskeg and beyond that is steep mountain slopes. The cabin offers nice views of the Wrangell Narrows and Kupreanof Island to the west. A variety of wildlife can be seen in the area, including eagles, moose, deer, porcupines and black bears (learn about bear safety).

Recreation:

The area is popular among snowmobile enthusiasts, cross-country skiers, telemark skiers and snowshoers. During summer months the surrounding muskegs bloom with several species of wildflowers and wild berries. A trail to the north of the cabin connects to Petersburg, while a winter ski trail is marked to the south linking to the Twin Creeks road.

Facilities:

The cabin has two single wooden bunks and a sleeping loft to accommodate up to eight people. It is equipped with a deck, a table and benches, an oil heater and an outhouse with a pit toilet. A supply of heating oil is provided in the storage area below the cabin from November to April, but is not guaranteed. Report low oil levels to the Petersburg Ranger District.

The only fresh water available is from nearby muskeg pools or melted snow. Water taken from any outdoor source should be treated or boiled before consumption. Guests are encouraged to bring drinking water if possible.

Guests will need to bring their own sleeping bags and pads, cook stove and cooking gear, towels, food, clothing, fire starter and garbage bags, among other necessities. Guests are advised to bring a small supply of No. 1 heating oil for the oil heater in case the supply has been exhausted.

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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 Mon Apr 28 2014
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
Services and Amenities
Within Facility
  • Berry Picking
  • Bunkbed(s)
  • Cabin Rentals
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Heater
  • Hiking
  • Pit Toilets
  • Skiing
  • Snowmobile Trails
  • Snowshoeing
  • Table & Chairs
  • Trailheads
  • 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
Reservations can be made the day of arrival or up to 180 days in advance and are restricted to a maximum stay of seven consecutive nights per party for any one reservation between May and September, and 10 consecutive days 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
Non Peak Season
Jan 01 2014 -
Apr 28 2014
CABIN NONELECTRIC $35.00
Peak Season
Apr 29 2014 -
Sep 28 2014
CABIN NONELECTRIC $35.00
Non Peak Season
Sep 29 2014 -
Dec 31 2014
CABIN NONELECTRIC $35.00
Non Peak Season
Jan 01 2015 -
Apr 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):
56.76306, -132.93667
56°45'47"N, 132°56'12"W

The Raven's Roost Cabin is located above Petersburg Airport. The distance is 3 miles by helicopter or 4 miles by hiking trail from the trailhead at the water towers behind the airport. The first mile of the trail is moderate, the middle section is very steep, and the final mile flattens along the ridge top. Allow 3 hours for ascent.

Refer to USGS topographic map Petersburg D3. Petersburg C3 may also be helpful. Maps are available online or by calling the Petersburg Ranger District at (907) 772-3871.
Contact Information

Mailing Address:

RAVENS ROOST CABIN
PO BOX 1328
PETERSBURG AK 99833

Phone Number:

Information: (907)772-3871