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Description

12ft x 14ft Pan Abode cabin.

Facilities

2 double plywood bunks, 2 single plywood bunks, Table and benches, Oil stove (uses #1 diesel, not provided), Cooking counter, Broom, Outdoor screened cooler box, Outhouse toilet, Axe or splitting maul, Skiff and oars (motor and personal flotation devices not included). Water available from lake or nearby inlet stream. Treat all water before using.

Capacity

6

Area

Baranof Island

Location

45 air miles (72 km) southeast of Sitka and 4 miles (6.4 km) east of Whale Bay, in southcentral portion of Baranof Island within South Baranof Wilderness Area.

Access

40 minute float plane flight from Sitka, then along 100 foot (30 m) narrow path through thickets of shoulder height shrubs and berry bushes.

Terrain

Cabin lies near northern end of narrow, 4 mile (6.4 km) long Plotnikof Lake at elevation 275 feet (85 m) at edge of old-growth stand of large spruce and hemlock, surrounded by thick brush.

Special Features

Wilderness solitude and beauty. Magnificent view of steep granite slopes rising to snow-capped ridges, with abundant cascading waterfalls. 1.2 mile (2 km) Davidof Lake trail begins behind cabin, ending at outlet stream of Davidof Lake. Not maintained and difficult to find. Fair rainbow trout fishing in Plotnikof Lake and inlet stream on north shore. Steelhead runs mid-May to early June in outlet stream on south shore, coho salmon from late August through September. Brown bear in area. Good deer hunting for hunters willing to walk some distance from cabin.

Season Of Use

Mid-June to October

Managing Agency

Tongass National Forest

What To Bring

#1 diesel fuel (10 gallons for a 3-day stay), personal flotation devices (pfd), sleeping bags, sleeping pads, cooking stove, lantern, pots, pans, plates, utensils, food, toilet paper, garbage bags, fire extinguisher, fire starter, rubber boots. It's a good idea to bring your own water.

Rowboat

Yes

Stove

Oil (#1 diesel)

More Info

Lake generally ice-free (suitable for landing float plane) from mid-June to October. Poor weather conditions can arise quickly and may delay flight arrivals and departures. Firewood is not provided for outdoor campfires. DO NOT leave any food when vacating cabin. Pack out what you bring in. 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

Port Alexander C-3

Rental Fee

$45 per night

Getting There

Coordinates
Latitude: 56.58944444
Longitude: -134.86

Photos

Plotnikof Lake Cabin