A-frame cabin is equipped with sleeping loft, wooden bunks, table, benches, woodstove for heat, and an outside toilet. It has no mattresses or cooking utensils. Cabin users should bring sleeping bags, pads, cookstove, cooking gear, and food. The cabin is located several hundred feet inside the forest edge with no view of the lake. 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. For boat or air charters, contact the Sitka Convention and Visitors Bureau at 907-747-5940 or www.Sitka.org. SETTING: Located off north shore of lake. Spruce and hemlock forested mountains rise up to snowfield over 2000 foot elevation; wilderness solitude and beauty. Deer and brown bear. ACTIVITIES: Berrypicking, coho and Dolly Varden fishing mid-July to Sept. Some rainbow trout also in lake. Photo opportunities abound. Hunting. PROXIMITY: From south end of lake, about 1 mile poor, unmaintained trail to Plotnikof Lake 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. Access by floatplane only. This cabin is in a designated Wilderness area, and access by helicopter is illegal.
Reservations can be made the day of arrival, or up to 180 days in advance.Treat or boil water before drinking. All garbage and food must be packed out. Treat or boil water before drinking. Occasionally poor weather can arise quickly resulting in delayed arrivals or extended stays, and cabin users should be prepared for this. October through June the cabin may be inaccessable due to frozen lake face (floatplanes cannot land). Please contact the local Forest Service Ranger District office for current information prior to making reservations during these periods.
Directions: Accessible early June through October. Located 40 air miles southeast of Sitka, east of Whale Bay, within South Baranof Wilderness Area. The lake is 1.2 miles long, 0.5 miles wide, at an elevation of 650'. Access by floatplane takes 35 minutes from Sitka. For geographic features surrounding cabin, refer to USGS topographic map Port Alexander C-3. This cabin is in a designated Wilderness area, and access by helicopter is illegal.
Normal Services Available:
May-2003 through 9-30-2003 .