Rustic Cabin, approximately 12' x 14'.
The cabin is equipped with bunks, a table and wood heating stove. Visitors should bring a cookstove and lantern. There is a woodshed and outhouse nearby; firewood is provided but must be split. Water is available from the lake, but must be boiled for 5 minutes or filtered with a device effective to less than five microns.
Southeast corner of Afognak Island.
The Pillar Lake cabin is located on the strip of land between Izhut Bay and Pillar Lake in the southeast corner of the island. It takes approximately 20 minutes by floatplane to reach the cabin from the city of Kodiak.
Float plane. The Lake may freeze as early as November 1, making it inaccessible by plane during the winter months. Access by boat is not recommended since the Izhut Bay beach is shallow and subject to heavy surf.
Flat to very hilly
There are no developed trails in the area. However, you can reach alpine areas from Pillar Lake by hiking for a couple of hours through the Sitka spruce forest east of the lake. An outstanding mile-long beach on the ocean is a short walk from the cabin. There are no salmon streams near the cabin, but visitors can fish for Dolly Varden in the lake. Driftwood on the ocean beaches may be used for firewood.
Alaska State Parks - Kodiak District Office
What To Bring
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.
Wood burning for heat
Weather at Afognak 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.