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Location and Access

Deep Bay Cabin is located within the Tongass National Forest in Southeast Alaska. The cabin is remote and can be accessed primarily by floatplane or boat. Weather conditions can greatly affect accessibility. Visitors should be prepared for quickly changing weather and should be well-informed about tides and sea conditions if traveling by water.

Facilities and Amenities

The cabin offers basic facilities. Here's what you can generally expect, but always check for the most up-to-date information before your trip:

  • Sleeping Quarters: Typically, these cabins include bunks or sleeping platforms. Visitors need to bring their own bedding or sleeping bags.
  • Cooking Facilities: A wood or oil stove may be available for heating and cooking. Make sure to bring your own cookware, stove fuel, and food supplies.
  • Water: There is usually no running water. Visitors are responsible for their own water needs, which may include treating water from nearby sources.
  • Sanitation: An outhouse or pit toilet is commonly provided. Visitors should bring toilet paper and adhere to Leave No Trace principles.


Deep Bay Cabin and the surrounding area in Tongass National Forest offer a variety of recreational activities:

  • Fishing: The area is popular for saltwater fishing. You’ll need to bring your own gear and be aware of Alaska's fishing regulations.
  • Wildlife Viewing: Eagles, bears, and marine life such as whales and seals are common.
  • Hiking: There may be trails or rustic routes near the cabin. Always carry a reliable map and compass.
  • Kayaking/Canoeing: For those who bring their own or rent boats, the surrounding waters provide excellent opportunities for paddling.

Reservations and Fees

  • Reservations: These are typically required and can be made through the U.S. Forest Service (USFS) website or at recreation.gov.
  • Fees: There is usually a nightly fee for staying at the cabin, and rates are subject to change. Check the current rates when you make your reservation.

Rules and Regulations

  • Pack It In, Pack It Out: Visitors must pack out all trash, leftover food, and litter.
  • Bear Safety: Proper food storage is critical in bear country. Use bear-proof containers or storage facilities if available.
  • Fire Safety: If fires are permitted, use established rings, and always fully extinguish fires before leaving.
  • Permits: Depending on your planned activities, you might need specific permits (e.g., fishing license).

Planning Tips

  • Travel Preparedness: Plan for remote travel and be self-sufficient. Pack a first-aid kit, emergency communication device, and navigation tools.
  • Clothing: Weather can change quickly, so bring layers, waterproof clothing, and sturdy footwear.
  • Local Information: Before heading out, check with the local USFS office for any alerts, closures, or specific recommendations for the Deep Bay Cabin area.

Contact Information

To get the most current information about Deep Bay Cabin and conditions at Tongass National Forest, you should contact the U.S. Forest Service directly:

  • US Forest Service - Tongass National Forest Office: Contact the office closest to the location of the cabin for detailed information.

Always verify details such as access, amenities, and reservations before planning your trip, as circumstances and policies can change.

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