SPURT COVE CABIN, AK

The Spurt Cove Cabin is located on the mainland, in a small cove on the north side of Thomas Bay. It makes a good base camp for exploring Thomas Bay, a favorite destination among boaters and kayakers. The cabin provides its own scenic views and also provides access to a variety of...
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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
  • Poor weather can occasionally delay float plane and boat travel, and cabin users should be prepared for a potentially longer stay
  • 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
  • Learn more about Tongass National Forest
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Overview

Overview

The Spurt Cove Cabin is located on the mainland, in a small cove on the north side of Thomas Bay. It makes a good base camp for exploring Thomas Bay, a favorite destination among boaters and kayakers. The cabin provides its own scenic views and also provides access to a variety of recreational activities.

The cabin is accessible by boat or float plane only.

Natural Features:

The cabin is located in southeastern Alaska's Tongass National Forest, which is the largest national forest in the United States. The terrain surrounding the cabin is predominantly gently sloping with some steep bluffs. Spurt Cove is known for its interesting rock formations.

Recreation:

Halibut and king salmon fishing is available in the bay, while anglers may find trout in the beaver ponds behind the cabin. Orca whales and porpoises can also often be seen in the area.

A moderately difficult 1.1-mile trail to Spurt Lake starts a quarter-mile northeast of the cabin. The trail is marked by red and white diamond stakes. A boat is necessary to access the trailhead.

The Thomas Bay area offers numerous options for single and multiple-day trips to Baird, Muddy and Patterson glaciers, Scenery Cove and the Cosmos Mountain Range. Kayaking is popular in the protected waters of Thomas Bay.

Facilities:

The hunter-style cabin has two wooden bunks that can accommodate up to four people. It is equipped with a table, benches, a clean-burning oil heater for heat and a wood stove that can be used for cooking purposes. An outhouse with a pit toilet is provided.

Water for drinking, cooking and cleaning is not provided at the cabin. The nearest water source is a small stream near the cabin. 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 and clothing, fire starter and garbage bags, among other necessities. Guests are advised to bring enough kerosene or No. 1 heating oil for the oil heater. It burns at a rate of approximately one gallon per day. Oil is not supplied at the cabin.

A broom, dust pan, axe and splitting maul are generally available, but may be missing or damaged. Please report missing or damaged items to the Petersburg Ranger District. The cabin needs to be cleaned prior to leaving and all garbage and food must be carried out.

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Booking Window
Thu Apr 24 2014 - Fri Oct 24 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
  • Axe
  • Boating
  • Broom & Dust Pan
  • Bunkbed(s)
  • Cabin Rentals
  • Creek Access
  • Firewood
  • Fishing
  • Heater
  • Pit Toilets
  • Table & Chairs
  • 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:
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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 $25.00
Peak Season
Apr 29 2014 -
Sep 28 2014
CABIN NONELECTRIC $25.00
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

*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):
57.03639, -132.87806
57°2'11"N, 132°52'41"W

The cabin is accessible by boat or float plane only and the journey is about 18 miles by boat and 16 miles by plane from Petersburg. The cabin is accessible at any tide, but care should be taken when entering the cove at high tide because boats can go dry quickly. Some float plane operators will not enter the cove at just any tide because of poor visibility through the water. Please check current conditions prior to your trip. Click here for more information. Refer to USGS topographic map Sumdum A3. Maps are available online or by calling the Petersburg Ranger District at (907) 772-3871.
Contact Information

Mailing Address:

SPURT COVE CABIN
PO BOX 1328
PETERSBURG AK 99833

Phone Number:

Information: (907)772-3871