Piper Island Cabin

Piper Island Cabin

The Piper Island Cabin location is in Sitka, Alaska
99835. This page provides detailed contact information for this campground location including the campground phone number, office hours, reservation information and driving directions.

If you have any questions about the Piper Island Cabin facility, or if you need to reserve a campsite, then call the campground listed below.

Address
Sitka Ranger District
2108 Halibut Point Rd
Sitka
Alaska
99835

Phone number
907-747-6671

Email
r10_sitka_rd@fs.fed.us

Campground information Sitka, Alaska

Overview

Piper Island Cabin is located on a small island within Fish Bay, 30 miles north of Sitka, Alaska on Baranof Island. The modified A-frame cabin is available year-round, weather permitting, and was built in 1994 by volunteers from the U.S. Coast Guard Air Station and a group of local Sitka volunteers.

This is a remote site. The cabin can be accessed only by boat or floatplane. From Sitka, it’s a 1.5 hour boat ride or a 20-minute plane ride. Visitors are responsible for their own travel arrangements and safety, and must bring their own amenities.

Recreation

Recreational opportunities include beachcombing along the sandy beach, wildlife viewing, saltwater fishing, crabbing and seasonal deer hunting.

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

Facilities

The 16 by 16-ft wood, modified A-frame cabin can accommodate up to seven people. An open sleeping loft, reached by vertical ladder, offers no bunks but overlooks the dining area below. The main level of the cabin contains one double plywood bunk and one single plywood bunk. An oil stove for heat, a table with benches, a cooking counter, broom and an outhouse toilet are provided. A large skylight offers natural light over the dining area.

The cabin does not include heating oil, mattresses or cooking utensils. Visitors should bring #1 diesel fuel (generally 10 gallons for a three-day stay, more or 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, fire extinguisher and fire starter. Rain gear and boots are recommended.

No reliable water source is available on Piper Island. The closest water source is from a stream on Baranof Island, about a half-mile from the cabin by boat. Treat all water before using. Visitors should bring their own supply of water.

A mooring buoy is available for boat anchorage on first-come, first-served basis. The 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.

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Natural Features

The cabin sits just inside the forest fringe of Piper Island, overlooking a sandy beach within Schulze Cove, located on the north side of Fish Bay. Brown bear frequent the area.

Frequently Asked Questions About Sitka Ranger District Sitka, AK

How do I make a reservation with Piper Island Cabin?

To make reservations at Piper Island Cabin, you can call the office at 907-747-6671.

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.

Where is Piper Island Cabin located?

The Piper Island Cabin is located at Sitka Ranger District 2108 Halibut Point Rd in Sitka,
. This is the location you will need to go to for camping and information.

Does Piper Island Cabin have tent or RV camping?

Piper Island Cabin offers both tent and RV camping, but to confirm you will need to call the office at 907-747-6671 to make sure things haven’t changed.

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