Anan Bay Cabin Campground and Camping
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Built in 1964, this 16' x 16' A-frame cabin sleeps 7 people with 2 single bunks (1 with trundle) and a second floor loft. The cabin also has a table with benches, oil stove (#1 oil ONLY), broom, mooring float (cabin users only), and outhouse. There is no phone access, and the cabin has no mattresses or cooking utensils. Cabin users should bring sleeping bags, pads, cookstove, cooking gear, #1 stove oil, and food. The immediate area in front of the cabin is a gentle slope leading down to the beach. The surrounding rainforest is primarily Sitka spruce and western hemlock with some scattered cedar. Slopes adjacent to the cabin are gentle to moderate. The nearby lagoon is an intertidal area. The cabin overlooks Anan Bay. The area provides excellent opportunities to view black and brown bear, harbor seal, bald eagle, and various gulls. Anan Wildlife Observatory: The Anan Creek Trail leads about 1 mile from the cabin to the Anan Wildlife Observatory. During the peak viewing season of July and August, Forest Service interpreters are on-site to provide current information on bear safety, trail conditions, and bear activity. For your safety, some special cautions and restrictions are necessary. Talk or make noise along the trail to alert bears of your presence. Stay in tight groups. DO NOT approach the bears Restrictions: Due to bear activity from June 15-September 15 annually, the following restrictions apply by Forest Order: Areas off the Anan Trail and beyond the immediate vicinity of the cabin are closed to foot traffic. No food, including beverages other than water, is allowed on the trail or at the Wildlife Observatory. No dogs allowed at Anan. No camping outside the Anan Bay Cabin. Fishing from the shore is allowed at the Anan trailhead only. All other off-trail areas accessing water are closed during this time. Reservations are restricted to a maximum stay of 7 consecutive nights per party for any one reservation May 1-September 30 and a maximum stay of 10 consecutive nights per party October 1-April 30.
Effective November 17, 2003, reservations for Alaska cabins will be subject to a new policy allowing only one change per reservation. A change in reservation 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 reservation and at a later time, re-book the new dates. This policy has been established to assure that reservations for cabins are fair and equitable for everyone.
Services & Amenities
May 01 2010 -
Sep 30 2010
|Non Peak Season
Oct 01 2010 -
Dec 31 2010
|Non Peak Season
Jan 01 2011 -
Apr 30 2011
May 01 2011 -
Sep 30 2011
Alerts and Important Information
A $10/person/day permit is required to visit the Anan Wildlife Observatory from July 5th through August 25th annually. Four permits will be held for purchase by Anan Bay Cabin permittees for each night they reserve the Cabin. A $10 fee will be charged for each individual, for each day they visit the Observatory. For information on purchasing day-use permits for the Anan Wildlife Observatory, please contact the Wrangell Ranger District Office at (907) 874-2323. Reservations can be made the day of arrival, or up to 180 days in advance. Boil or treat water before drinking. All garbage and food must be packed out. Occasionally poor weather can result in extended stays, and cabin users should be prepared for this. Cabin is equipped with wooden bunks, table, benches, oil stove for heat, & an outhouse. It does not have cooking utensils. Cabin users should bring their own sleeping bags, pads, cook stoves, cooking gear, #1 stove oil and food. The person holding the reservation must be 18, and must be a member of the party using the cabin. Use of this cabin by a commercial operator, such as an outfitter or guide is NOT allowed. There are NO discounts for Golden Age/ Passports for Alaska cabin rentals.
Campground Contact Information
Open From: Jun 14 2010 to Dec 14 2010
Reservation Phone: 877-444-6777
Campground Reservations: Anan Bay Cabin
Campground Phone: 907-874-2323
Customer Service Phone:888-445-1474
Backcountry Permits Phone: 877-550-6777
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Anan Bay Cabin is a campground located in Wrangell, Alaska. This is a US Forest Service campground. All reservations can be made by calling 1-877-444-6777.
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