Description

Rustic Cabin, approximately 12' x 20'.

Facilities

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 cooking gear. Water is available near the cabin but must be boiled for 5 minutes or filter with a device effective to less than five microns.

Area

Western side of Shuyak Island.

Location

This cabin is located in Big 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.

Access

You can charter a plane from Homer or Kodiak. The cabin is also accessible by boat, but there are no water taxis in the area. Therefore, that option is only viable if you have your own boat.

Terrain

The cabin sits inside a protected saltwater bay just up from the water's edge in a dense old growth Sitka spruce forest.

Special Features

Salmon Cove offers a great combination of hunting and fishing opportunities. This cabin is located in Big Bay, which offers good kayaking and hiking.

Managing Agency

Alaska State Parks - Kodiak District Office

http://dnr.alaska.gov/parks/units/kodiak/index.htm

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.

Rowboat

No

Stove

Woodburning for heat.

More Info

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.

Getting There

Coordinates
Latitude: 58.553815
Longitude: -152.579892

Salmon Cove Cabin