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Starrigavan Recreation Area And Campground

7 Miles North Of Sitka, Sitka, Alaska
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January 26 2015
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"Cabin looks great - campground could use some love."

The Starrigavan Campground is considered a "gem" on the Tongass - if referring to JUST the cabin, I'd agree but the campground itself could use some funding love from the Tongass National Forest.

We camped for one night in one of the primitive sites and while our stay wasn't terrible, it wasn't anything wonderful either.

We paid the $16.00 camping fee (which is not a large fee) but for that price we expected to find running water as advertised. Almost all of the water spigots were covered with a plastic bag, not functioning. I think we may have found one that was working a bit. (This is where funding could be used to get this single amenity offered fixed?) It's nice to have water nearby for sticky kids, especially if you're staying a longer duration.

The gates are locked from 10 p.m. to 7 a.m. which is an inconvenience if you are arriving via ferry between those times.

The campground hosts are very friendly and incredibly helpful. The information person that lives in the cabin at the entrance wasn't quite as helpful or very friendly.

The cabin is wonderful from the outside - we weren't able to get inside as you need to reserve this mighty sleeping structure about a year in advance for the peak season months. It's a beautiful cottage-like building and is situated along a creek.

The campground is home to bears. A brown was sighted the night we stayed, so make sure to tidy up after yourselves!

We found the outhouses to be extremely clean and well-stocked with toilet paper. We also really enjoyed the picnic shelters -- situated away from the campground for cooking, they provided a grilling area, a covered shelter, and a picnic table with a single parking space for each of the handful of structures. They were all ocean-side and had easy access to the nearby outhouses and garbage cans.

updated: 01/26/15 by will1494
 
Description

USDA Forest Service Campground; 34 campsites, one cabin; picnic areas
 
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Check-In: 2 p.m.
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Website:
http://www.fs.usda.gov/recar...
Phone:
907-747-6671

Parking & directions:
one vehicle per site

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