12ft x 14ft Pan Abode cabin.
2 double-wide plywood bunks, 2 single-wide plywood bunks, Table and benches, Wood stove, Cooking counter, Cupboard, Outdoor screened cooler box, Broom, Outhouse toilet, Axe or splitting maul, Skiff and oars (No motor or personal flotation devices provided). Water available from nearby stream. Treat all water before using.
35 miles (56 km) northeast of Sitka, at the eastern end of Sitkoh.
30 minutes by float plane, or 3-4 hours by boat to Sitkoh Bay plus 4.3 mile (7 km) hike from Sitkoh Bay to cabin. Trail to cabin begins near abandoned Chatham Cannery in Sitkoh Bay and closely follows Sitkoh Creek to lake. Trail in poor condition.
Sitkoh Lake surrounded by forested mountains rising to near 2,500 feet (760 m). Cabin immediately surrounded by old-growth spruce and hemlock with muskegs and open meadows to the east.
Brown bear are very abundant by cabin and trail to Sitkoh Bay. Abandoned logging camp about 6 miles (10 km) east at False Island. Road system available for exploring surrounding area. Good cutthroat and Dolly Varden fishing in lake. Outlet stream known for steelhead runs in early spring, pinks in July to mid-August, and coho salmon in late August through September. Good deer hunting. Waterfowl hunting in Sitkoh Bay.
Season Of Use
April through October
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, rubber boots and personal flotation devices (pfd). It's a good idea to bring your own water.
Provided firewood may be in short supply at any time of year. Past logging close to lake; no active logging although evidence of roads and cut areas somewhat visible from cabin. DO NOT leave food behind when vacating cabin. Pack out what you bring in. Square-bowed skiff (rowboat) 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. Sitkoh Lake West cabin also on north shore of lake about 2 miles (3 km) west of cabin.
USGS Topo Map
Sitka C-4, C-3, B-4
$50 per night