Cabin is equipped with wooden bunks, table, benches, oilstove for heat, and an outhouse. It has no mattresses or cooking utensils. Cabin users should bring sleeping bags, pads, cookstove, cooking gear, and food. Bring #1 oil for the stove, generally 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) will enhance use of skiff. Wood is not provided for campfires; gather only dead and down wood. PROXIMITY: South of David Lake via 1 mile poor trail. SETTING: Spruce and hemlock forest, thick brush and berries, surrounded by mountains. Wilderness solitude and beauty, view from cabin of granite slopes with waterfalls rising to snow-capped ridges. Cabin 100ft back from shore through narrow path lined with thickets of shoulder height shrubs. ACTIVITIES: Trout in lake, outlet stream has steelhead in spring or late August. Hunting favorable for those willing to walk some distance. RESTRICTIONS: Brown bear frequent area, rain gear and boots recommended, cabin is not maintained in winter, firewood may be scarce. Carry stove oil in FAA-approved container or jerry jug in a non-tip box. 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. For boat or air charters, contact the Sitka Convention and Visitors Bureau at 907-747-5940 or www.Sitka.org.
Reservations can be made the day of arrival or up to 180 days in advance. Boil or treat stream water before drinking. All garbage and food must be packed out. Occasionally poor weather can cause delayed arrivals or extended stays, and cabin users should be prepared for this. November through early June, 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 early June through October. This cabin is located 45 miles southeast of Sitka, 4 miles east of Whale Bay, on the south central part of Baranof Island. Access by floatplane is 40 minutes from Sitka. For geographic features surrounding the cabin, refer to USGS topographic map Port Alexander C-3.
Normal Services Available:
May-2003 through 9-30-2003 .