Description

Rustic Cabin, approximately 12' x 20'.

Facilities

The cabin is built from a cedar "Pan Abode" kit and the site also includes a wood shed, outhouse and shower house. There are four wooden sleeping platforms, foam pads, and wood stove. Firewood is provided, but must be split; tools are provided. Each cabin contains a basic supply of cooking pots, pans and utensils for four to six people. Some people bring additional cooking gear. Water is available near the cabin but must be boiled for 5 minutes or filter with a device effective to less than five microns

Area

Western side of Shuyak Island.

Location

This cabin is located in Carry Inlet on the western side of Shuyak Island, which sits at the northern end of the Kodiak Island Archipelago. It is about 50 air miles north of the town of Kodiak. Access to Shuyak Island is via boat or floatplane only.

Access

Boat or float plane.

Terrain

The cabin is located inside a protected saltwater bay just up from the water's edge in a dense old growth Sitka spruce forest.

Special Features

The area is excellent for kayaking. There are good salmon fishing streams one mile to the south (access to these is best by boat). This is one of the most popular cabins for deer hunters. Cabin users may also find excellent beach combing on the outer coast. Whales, otters, sea lions, and many kinds of seabirds can be viewed from the entrance to Carry Inlet.

Managing Agency

Alaska State Parks - Kodiak District Office

What To Bring

Portable Cookstove, lantern, and fuel. Full body raingear, matches in waterproof container, first aid kit, compass and tide book (use Seldovia tables) sleeping bag, towel, gloves, hat, waterproof boots, extra food & clothing.

Rowboat

No

Stove

Woodburning for heat and propane for cooking.

More Info

Weather at Shuyak Island is generally cool and moist. Average annual precipitation is about 75 inches and summertime temperatures range from the low 40's to the low 60's. Poor weather can delay flights to and from the park so all visitors are encouraged to pack extra food and supplies in case they get weathered in.

Getting There

Coordinates
Latitude: 58.577167
Longitude: -152.546668

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