The Lake Eva Cabin is located 27 miles northeast of Sitka, near the northeast coast of Baranof Island. The lake is 1.7 miles long and is nearly sea-level at an elevation of 194 feet. The setting for the cabin is spruce and hemlock forest, with snow-capped peaks visible to the southwest. This primitive cabin is equipped with wooden bunks, a table, benches, oilstove for heat, and an outside toilet. In addition, the cabin's barrier-free enhancements include a boardwalk, picnic table, and fishing latform. The outhouse is accessible as well. The cabin has no mattresses or cooking utensils. Cabin users should bring sleeping bags, pads, cookstove, cooking gear, food, and #1 oil for the stove (10 gallons for a 3-day stay). A skiff with oars is provided for cabin users only; bring personal flotation devices. A 2-10 HP longshaft outboard motor (not provided) enhances use of the skiff. Bring charcoal if you plan to use the deck firepit. For boat or air charters, contact the Sitka Convention and Visitors Bureau at 907-747-5940 or www.Sitka.org. ACTIVITIES: Fishing for cutthroat and Dolly Varden in lake, outlet stream has spring run of steelhead, sockeye mid July-Aug., coho in Sept.-Oct. Hike Lake Eva Hanus Bay trail to saltwater, about 1 mile. Access trail by boat from cabin. There are NO discounts for Golden Age and Golden Passports for Alaska cabin rentals. The person holding the reservation must be 18 and must be a member of the party using the cabin. Reservations are restricted to a maximum stay of 7 consecutive nights per party for any one reservation May 1 - September 30 and a maximum stay of 10 consecutive nights per party October 1 - April 30.
Reservations may be made on the day of arrival or up to 180 days in advance. Occasionally poor weather can result in delayed arrivals or extended stays, and cabin users should be prepared for this. Boil or treat water before drinking. All garbage and food must be packed out. Late November through late April, the cabin may be inaccessible due to frozen lake surface (floatplanes cannot land). Please contact the local Forest Service Ranger District office for current information prior to making reservations during these periods.
Directions: Accessible late April through November. Located 27 air miles northeast of Sitka, near northeast coast of Baranof Island. Access by floatplane is 25 minutes one-way from Sitka. For geographic features surrounding cabin, refer to USGS topographic map Sitka B-4.
Normal Services Available:
May-2003 through 9-30-2003 .