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Description

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

Facilities

1 double plywood bunk, 1 sleeping loft, Table and benches, Wood stove, Cooking counter, Cupboard, Outdoor screened cooler box, Broom, Outhouse toilet, Axe or splitting maul, Skiff and oars (motor and personal flotation devices not included). Water is available from the lake or a nearby stream. Treat all water before using.

Capacity

8

Area

Chichagof Island

Location

45 miles (72 km) northeast of Sitka, near the eastern shores of Chichagof Island between the outlets of Tenakee Inlet and Peril Straits.

Access

30 minute float plane flight from Sitka

Terrain

In beautiful stand of spruce and hemlock on west end of lake (elevation 41 feet or 12.5 meters), surrounded by flat terrain with sandy beach in front for easy air access. North of lake, land gradually rises to 1500 feet (455 m), then ascends sharply to alpine. On south, slopes are fairly steep, rising from lake to 2,500 feet (762 m).

Special Features

Old clearcuts visible from the east end of the lake. Old logging camp located 6.5 miles northwest at Corner Bay. Visitors may want to take advantage of surrounding road system to explore area. Behind cabin .7 mile (1 km) long Kook Lake Trail begins, ending at Corner Bay road system. Trail not maintained and can be very wet and muddy in many muskeg locations. Fish for cutthroat and Dolly Varden all year in lake; good runs of sockeye during July and August and coho salmon during late August and early September. Bear hunting in season. Deer and brown bear prevalent.

Season Of Use

May through November

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, raingear and rubber boots. It's a good idea to bring your own water.

Rowboat

Yes

Stove

Wood

More Info

Lake generally ice free (suitable for landing a float plane) May through November. Firewood may be in short supply at any time of the year. 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.

USGS Topo Map

Sitka C-4, C-3

Rental Fee

$50 per night

Getting There

Coordinates
Latitude: 57.66388889
Longitude: -135.0058333

Photos

Kook Lake Cabin