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Description

Rustic 16ft x 16ft A-frame cabin with sleeping loft reached by a vertical ladder.

Facilities

2 double plywood bunks, Sleeping loft, Table and benches, Wood stove, Cooking counter, Broom, Outdoor screened cooler box, Outhouse toilet, Axe or splitting maul, Skiff and oars (motor and personal flotation devices not included). Water is available from the lake. Treat all water before using.

Capacity

8

Area

Baranof Island in South Baranof Wilderness

Location

40 air miles (64 km) southeast of Sitka, near Davidof.

Access

Float plane, 35-minute flight from Sitka.

Terrain

Davidof Lake is 1.2-mile (2 km) long, 650 feet (200 m) high. Cabin about 80 feet (24 m) inside forest edge on northern shore of lake. Steep, forested mountains rise to snowfields over 2,000 feet (610 m) in elevation.

Special Features

Cabin faces west and does not overlook lake. Blueberries and huckleberries near cabin in season. Great photography opportunities! 1.2-mile (2 km) Davidof Lake trail (not maintained, difficult to locate) on southwest shore of Davidof Lake connects to Plotnikof Lake and Plotnikof Lake cabin. Dolly Varden fishing mid-July to September 1, rainbow trout fishing possible but slow. Deer and brown bear are plentiful in the area. High mountain deer hunting possible August through about mid-September. Because of steep, rugged terrain and remote area, caution is advised for alpine expeditions

Season Of Use

Mid-June to mid-September

Managing Agency

Tongass National Forest

What To Bring

Personal flotation devices (pfd), sleeping bags, sleeping pads, cooking stove, lantern, pots, pans, plates, utensils, food, toilet paper, garbage bags, fire extinguisher and fire starter, rain gear and boots. It's a good idea to bring your own water.

Rowboat

Yes

Stove

Wood

More Info

Generally lake is ice-free (suitable for landing a float plane) from mid-June to mid-September. Poor weather conditions can arise quickly and may delay flight arrivals and departures. Cabin not maintained during winter. Wood may be in short supply or temporarily out at any time of year. 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 outboard motor (2-10 hp), not provided. Each person using 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.

USGS Topo Map

Port Alexander C-3

Rental Fee

$45 per night

Getting There

Coordinates
Latitude: 56.62083333
Longitude: -134.8408333

Davidof Lake Cabin