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Point Amargura Cabin Campground is a remote recreational site located in the Tongass National Forest, the largest national forest in the United States. It offers a unique wilderness experience in the Southeast Alaska panhandle, where nature enthusiasts can enjoy the tranquility of the forest and the beauty of the coastal environment.


Given its remote location, access to Point Amargura Cabin Campground is typically by float plane or boat. Users should ensure they have the necessary navigational skills and equipment to reach the cabin safely, considering the area's weather can be unpredictable, with fog, wind, and rain.

Cabin Features

The cabin at Point Amargura is usually a simple, rustic shelter offering basic amenities such as:

  • Bunks: There may be wooden bunks or sleeping platforms for visitors.
  • Table and Chairs: A dining or work area inside the cabin.
  • Heating: Usually a wood stove or a similar heating device; visitors must bring or cut their own wood.
  • Safety: First-aid kit and sometimes emergency communication equipment, depending on the location.


Typical facilities at a cabin campground may include:

  • Outhouse: There is often a pit toilet nearby.
  • Fire Ring: A designated outdoor area for campfires, if conditions permit.
  • Food Storage: In bear country, food storage is crucial; there may be a cache or box to store food safely.


The surrounding area is likely to offer a variety of outdoor activities, such as:

  • Fishing: Streams and lakes in the area may offer opportunities for freshwater fishing.
  • Hiking: There may be trails or wilderness areas for exploring the forest.
  • Wildlife Viewing: Opportunities to observe local wildlife, such as bears, eagles, and salmon, in their natural habitat.
  • Boating: Kayaking or canoeing on nearby water bodies.

Reservations and Fees

Reservations for Forest Service cabins are often required and can be made through a centralized reservation system such as Recreation.gov. Fees are generally charged per night and will vary depending on the cabin and amenities offered, plus additional charges for changes or cancellations

Regulations and Safety

Visitors must abide by all Forest Service regulations, which may include:

  • Leave No Trace: Pack out all trash and leftover food, and minimize your impact on the environment.
  • Bears: Follow bear-safe protocols; store food properly and be bear aware.
  • Primary Regulations: Visitors might need to adhere to specific fishing or hunting regulations, campfire restrictions, or seasonal access limitations.

What to Bring

Due to its rustic nature, visitors should come prepared with essential supplies, including:

  • Food and Water: Bring all necessary food and a way to purify water or pack enough for your trip.
  • Sleeping Gear: Sleeping bags and pads for warmth and comfort.
  • Cooking Equipment: Portable stove, utensils, cookware, and a means to wash up.
  • Safety Gear: First aid kit, emergency signal device, maps, and a compass or GPS.
  • Clothing: Durable, weather-appropriate clothing and extra layers for unexpected weather changes.
  • Lighting: Flashlights, headlamps, or lanterns, with spare batteries.

Getting There

Plan your route carefully. Check for the latest updates from the Forest Service or local guides on travel routes, as the cabin may be several miles from the nearest road or trailhead and may require knowledge of tide and weather patterns for safe access.

For the most current information and to make reservations, it's always best to contact the Forest Service directly or visit the official website for Tongass National Forest.

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