The USDA FS Sawmill Creek Campground is a recently renovated recreational facility with camping, picnicking, hiking, and bird and wildlife viewing opportunities nearby. It is 1.5 miles up Blue Lake Road, accessible by vehicles from May 15 to November 1 or accessible by foot, cross-country skis, or bikes year-round. The campground has 3 single tent sites and 1 group site with a 30-person capacity. There are also picnic tables, fire rings, and a vault toilet. Two sites can accommodate small RVs, but hookups are not available. A large covered shelter is available for day use and can be reserved by contacting the Sitka Ranger District up to 6 months in advance. The day use fee is $25 and the shelter is first-come first-serve when not reserved. The campground currently has no camping fee, but firewood may be purchased on site during the summer season. There is a campground host when possible and a 14-day overnight stay limit per calendar year that is monitored and enforced year-round. It is also advised that visitors bring their own potable water or to treat water collected from Sawmill Creek. Bear safety is crucial as brown bears can be present any time; please use the bear-proof lockers provided on site. The trailhead for Beaver Lake/Herring Cove Trail is accessible from the campground.
Baranof Island, NF-7577, Sitka, AK 99835