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Description

Modified A-frame cabin. Cabin, outhouse, boat/floatplane dock and connecting trails barrier-free.

Facilities

2 single bunks, Sleeping loft, Wooden table and benches, Oil heater (#1 stove oil only), Covered deck, Pit-type outhouse, Dock, 2 rowboats (NO personal flotation devices). Water is available from the lake. Treat all water before using.

Capacity

7

Area

Kupreanof Island

Location

Southeast end of Kah Sheets.

Access

22 miles (35 km) by float plane from Petersburg or 24 miles (39 km) by boat and 2.75 mile hike from bay to lake. 14ft tide needed to reach trail head by boat.

Terrain

Surrounding area a mixture of muskeg meadows and forest. Cabin in open area along lake shore.

Special Features

Kah Sheets Lake Trail (NOT wheelchair accessible) begins right behind cabin, traverses muskeg and forest 2.75 miles to Kah Sheets Bay and cabin. 2 spur trails off main trail to sections of creek. Upper spur ends at viewing platform with bench. Entire trail, rebuilt in 1995, single width boardwalk. Route is easy walk. Steelhead, Dolly Varden and cutthroat trout, coho, sockeye and pink salmon fishing in creek. Large variety of berries and wildflowers in muskegs. Good wildlife viewing, especially bears, waterfowl.

Season Of Use

Year-round

Managing Agency

Tongass National Forest

What To Bring

Fuel for the oil heater (#1 stove oil or kerosene only), personal flotation devices, sleeping bags, sleeping pads, cooking stove, lantern, pots, pans, plates, utensils, food, toilet paper, garbage bags, fire extinguisher and fire starter. It's a good idea to bring your own water.

Rowboat

Yes

Stove

Oil heater

More Info

Kah Sheets area ("Kah Sheets" is Tlingit Indian term meaning "by the fisheries") well known for fine salmon and trout habitat. Lake and stream fishing "right outside the cabin's door."

USGS Topo Map

Petersburg C-4, C-3

Rental Fee

$40/night May-Sept; $25/night Oct-Apr

Getting There

Coordinates
Latitude: 56.55055556
Longitude: -133.1872222

Photos

Kah Sheets Lake Cabin