12ft x 14ft Pan Abode cabin with barrier-free access features.
2 double-wide plywood bunks, 2 single-wide plywood bunks, Table and benches, Oil stove (requires #1 diesel, not provided), Cooking counter, Cupboard, Outdoor screened cooler box, Broom, 2 outhouse toilets, 1 barrier-free, Deck with fire pit, Skiff and oars (No motor or personal flotation devices provided), Fishing platform. Water available from lake or nearby inlet stream. Treat all water before using.
27 miles (43 km) northeast of Sitka near the northeast coast of Baranof Island.
25-minute float plane flight from Sitka
Cabin sits on brushy north shore of 1.7 mile (2.7 km) long Lake Eva. Spruce and hemlock forest surrounds lake and snow-capped mountains are visible to southwest.
With barrier-free access, cabin is one of the most popular cabins of Sitka Ranger District. Dock and series of boardwalks with handrails allow easy access for people in wheelchairs, for elderly visitors and families with young children. Boardwalk opens up to deck area with outdoor fire pit, picnic table with wheelchair access, and fishing platform with guard rail. One of two outhouses also has boardwalk to it with barrier-free access. Boat ride across lake gives access to Lake Eva-Hanus Bay trail, which winds along opposite side of lake and to Hanus Bay (not wheelchair-accessible). Outlet stream of Lake Eva supports small spring run of steelhead April to June, sockeye run in mid-July to mid-August, large fall coho salmon run September to October. Cutthroat and Dolly Varden fishing possible year around, best April to late June. Deer and brown bear frequent the area.
Season Of Use
April to November
Tongass National Forest
What To Bring
#1 diesel fuel (10 gallons for a 3-day stay), sleeping bags, sleeping pads, cooking stove, lantern, pots, pans, plates, utensils, food, toilet paper, garbage bags, fire extinguisher, fire starter, and personal flotation devices (pfd) and rubber boots. It's a good idea to bring your own water.
Oil (#1 diesel)
Lake is generally ice free (suitable for a float plane to land) April to November. Wood is not provided for fire pit; we suggest you bring charcoal. DO NOT leave food behind when vacating this cabin. Pack out all gear that you bring. Square-bowed skiff (rowboat) provided is small but heavy. Uses long-shaft 2-10 hp outboard motor (not provided). Each person in skiff should have Coast Guard approved pfd. Be sure plug is in before launching boat. Please tie skiff well up on shore and pull plug before leaving, so boat does not fill with rain water. Alert: During the summer of 2010, trail reconstruction will occur on the Lake Eva Trail located across the lake from this cabin. Cabin solitude will occasionally be interrupted by noise from helicopter slinging of materials to the trail site and noise from small equipment that may be operating on the trail construction site.
USGS Topo Map
$35 per night