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Overview of Kegan Creek Cabin Campground

Kegan Creek Cabin Campground is located in the Tongass National Forest in Alaska, the largest national forest in the United States. It offers an opportunity for campers to enjoy a remote wilderness experience. The cabin campground is accessible by floatplane or boat, offering a unique blend of convenience and seclusion.

Campground Amenities and Facilities

Cabin Features:

  • Typically furnished with bunk beds or sleeping platforms.
  • Equipped with a table, benches, and a wood or oil stove for heat.
  • No electricity, running water, or indoor plumbing.

General Amenities:

  • Rowboat or skiff may be provided (check with the Forest Service).
  • The area usually has a pit toilet.
  • Wood for the stove might be available, but campers are often advised to bring their own or be prepared to gather it.

Activities and Recreation

  • Fishing: Kegan Creek and nearby waters are known for fishing opportunities, including salmon and trout.
  • Boating: With a skiff provided or your own watercraft, you can explore the surrounding waters.
  • Hiking: Trails in the area offer scenic views of the forest and wildlife.
  • Wildlife Viewing: The Tongass National Forest is home to a rich variety of wildlife, like bears, eagles, and whales.

Reservations and Fees

  • Advance reservations are often required due to the limited availability.
  • Fees vary depending on the time of year and other factors.
  • It's essential to check the latest fees and reservation policies on the official website or contact the Forest Service directly.

What to Bring

As this is a remote location, campers should be self-sufficient and well-prepared:

  • Food and Water: Pack enough for your entire stay. Water purification methods should be used if taking water from streams or lakes.
  • Bedding: Sleeping bags and pillows.
  • Cooking Gear: Stove, fuel, utensils, and cookware.
  • Safety Gear: First-aid kit, maps, compass, and possibly bear spray.
  • Clothing: Prepare for variable weather conditions, including rain gear and warm layers.

Safety and Regulations

  • Bear Country: Proper food storage is critical to avoid attracting bears.
  • Garbage: Pack it in, pack it out. There are no garbage disposal facilities.
  • Fire Safety: Follow local guidelines for fire safety if fires are permitted.

Getting There

Access is primarily via floatplane or boat, depending on the weather and season. Plan your transportation arrangements well in advance and always inform someone about your travel itinerary.

Contact and Information

For the latest information on Kegan Creek Cabin Campground, including reservations and any seasonal restrictions or alerts, you should contact the Tongass National Forest ranger district or check the U.S. Forest Service website. The contact information can change, so it's best to get the latest details from the official sources.

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