Pybus Cabin offers guests recreation, relaxation and a unique wilderness lodging experience on
the southeast side of Admiralty Island in the Tongass National Forest. The remote site offers a
scenic setting for fishing, boating and wildlife viewing, all within the vicinity of the cabin.
Access to the cabin is float plane or boat. Visitors are responsible for their own travel
arrangements and safety and must bring several of their own amenities.
Wildlife viewing is abundant on land and in water. Pybus Bay is quite remote, and a good place for
humpback whale sightings.
A game trail to Donkey Bay is accessible at high tide and seasonal commercial fishing activity is
popular in Pybus Bay.
The cabin is a primitive, pre-cut cedar log cabin in A-frame
style, furnished with wooden bunkbeds without mattresses and a loft that sleep up to seven
guests. The cabin is equipped with a table, benches, an oil stove for heat and an outdoor
The cabin does not have running water or electricity. Visitors must bring their own food, water,
sleeping bags, sleeping pads, cook stove, matches, cooking gear/utensils, light source, #1 stove
oil, toilet paper, first aid kit and garbage bags.
Water is available from a nearby stream. Water from any natural site must be filtered, boiled or
chemically treated before drinking.
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The cabin is about a half-mile north of Donkey Bay in a protected cove within Pybus Bay. The
shoreline is surrounded by a thick temperate rainforest of old-growth spruce and hemlock trees,
ferns, shrubs and grasses. The end of the bay has large tidal flats.
Wildlife in the area abounds, including migratory waterfowl and shorebirds, Sitka black-tailed deer
and brown bears.Access to the cabin is by float plane or boat with anchor at high tide. Flight time is approximately
one hour and 15 minutes from Juneau or 30 minutes from Petersburg. Access by boat via
Stephens Passage or Fredrick Sound is approximately 100 miles from Juneau. Float plane or boat access can only occur at certain stages of the tide. Please check current conditions prior to your trip. Click here for more information.
Inclement weather conditions may cause an extension of your trip during any time of the year and
winter access can be difficult due to snow and ice conditions. Visitors should bring extra supplies
to last 2-5 days Please contact the Admiralty Island National Monument at 907-586-8800 prior to arrival for more
detailed information about safety precautions.
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about reaching Forest Service Cabins.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