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Description

15ft x 17ft Pan Abode cabin.

Facilities

2 double plywood bunks, 2 single plywood bunks, Table and benches, Wood stove, Cooking counter, Open cupboard, Broom, Outhouse toilet, Woodshed, Axe or splitting maul, Skiff and oars (No motor or personal flotation devices provided). Water available from lake. Treat all water before using.

Capacity

6

Area

Baranof Island

Location

11 miles (18 km) southeast of Sitka, on east shore of Salmon.

Access

10-minute floatplane flight from Sitka or by boat with 2-mile (3-km) hike up Salmon-Redoubt Lake Trail from Silver Bay

Terrain

Lake (elevation 40 feet or 12 meters) surrounded by low elevation mountains rising to near 2,500 feet (760 m). Western hemlock/Sitka spruce forest surrounds cabin and lake.

Special Features

Cabin popular for deer hunting and fishing. Brown bear very abundant. Visitors please take appropriate precautions. Do not leave food behind in cabin when vacating. Pack out what you bring in. Good cutthroat trout and Dolly Varden fishing in lake. Outlet stream of Salmon Lake has pink salmon July to mid-August, coho salmon late August through September. Deer hunting in fall.

Season Of Use

April through October

Managing Agency

Tongass National Forest

What To Bring

Sleeping bags, sleeping pads, cooking stove, lantern, pots, pans, plates, utensils, food, toilet paper, garbage bags, fire extinguisher, fire starter, personal flotation devices (pfd), rubber boots. It's a good idea to bring your own water.

Rowboat

Yes

Stove

Wood

More Info

Trail to cabin begins near mooring buoy at head of Silver Bay. Mooring buoy on a first-come first served basis, not for exclusive use of cabin users. Head of Silver Bay may freeze mid-November through mid-February. Lake generally ice free (suitable for a float plane to land) April through October. Provided firewood may be in short supply at any time of year. Square-bowed skiff (rowboat) provided is small but heavy. Uses long-shaft 2-10 hp outboard motor. 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. Cabin built in 1998 by volunteers from US Coast Guard.

USGS Topo Map

Port Alexander D-4; Sitka A-4

Rental Fee

$50 per night

Getting There

Coordinates
Latitude: 56.96277778
Longitude: -135.1477778

Salmon Lake Cabin - Sitka