Rustic Cabin, approximately 12' x 20'.
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 cookgear. Water is available near the cabin but must be boiled for 5 minutes or filter with a device effective to less than five microns.
Western side of Shuyak Island.
This cabin is located in Neketa Bay 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.
Boat or float plane.
The cabin sits inside a protected saltwater bay just up from the water's edge in a dense old growth Sitka spruce forest.
Neketa bay is isolated, quiet, and serene. It offers great kayaking with good access to the outer coast and Shelikof Straits. Wildlife, including birds, is plentiful. Seals, otters, often visit, and puffins, as well as eagles, nest just outside the bay. There are foot trails from the cabin to the outer coast and to the ranger station on Big Bay.
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.
Woodburning for heat.
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.