Kennel Creek Cabin

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Located on the road system 27 miles south of Hoonah at Freshwater Bay, this modern, cedar cabin sleeps eight and is heated by a wood stove. Renters must provide cooking gear, firewood, bedding and drinking water. Lower level, deck and outhouse are handicap accessible.


Woodstove, sleeping loft, deck, balcony, cooking counter, wooden table and four benches, vault toilet, picnic table, and fire ring.




Freshwater Bay, northeast Chichagof Island.


Approximately 19 air miles southeast of Hoonah on the south shore of Freshwater Bay.


Access is by vehicle, float plane, or boat. Total distance by gravel road from Hoonah is approximately 27 miles. A gravel beach in front of the cabin is suitable for landing and launching small boats. There is also a boat ramp and dock facility nearby.


The cabin is on the south shore of Freshwater Bay and backed by dense evergreen forest.

Special Features

Good access to hunting and both freshwater and saltwater fishing areas. Excellent opportunities for recreation and viewing scenery and wildlife, including whales, brown bear, deer, shorebirds and a variety of small mammals.

Season Of Use


Managing Agency

Tongass National Forest

What To Bring

Water for drinking, cooking and cleaning; firewood, mattresses, cooking gear, sleeping bags, lanterns or flashlights, food, toilet paper, garbage bags, and fire starter. Rain gear and boots are also recommended. Visitors are expected to pack out trash and clean the cabin before leaving.





More Info

This is a primitive cabin with no electricity, indoor plumbing or cell phone coverage. Visitors are responsible for their own travel arrangements and safety, and must bring their own amenities.

Getting There

Latitude: 57.899
Longitude: -135.172

Take Forest Service Road 8502-08 and make only left turns.

Driving Directions

Kennel Creek Cabin

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