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Description

12ft x 14ft Pan Abode cabin.

Facilities

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.

Capacity

6

Area

Chichagof Island

Location

35 miles (56 km) northeast of Sitka, on southeastern Chichagof Island on northwest shore of Sitkoh.

Access

30-minute flight from Sitka by floatplane or by hiking from Peril Straits on False Island road system (old logging roads) which passes within 1/4 mile (400 m) of cabin.

Terrain

Cabin surrounded by forested mountains rising to near 2,500 feet (760 m), nestled alongside inlet stream surrounded by towering old-growth spruce and hemlock.

Special Features

Brown bear are very abundant by cabin and along Sitkoh Lake Trail (difficult to find and in poor condition) which begins near Sitkoh Lake East Cabin and ends 4.3 miles later at abandoned Chatham Cannery in Sitkoh Bay. Nearby logging roads may be hiked. Good cutthroat and Dolly Varden fishing in lake. Steelhead runs in early spring, pinks in July to mid-August, and coho salmon in late August through September in outlet stream (Sitkoh Creek). Good deer hunting. Waterfowl hunting in Sitkoh Bay.

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, rubber boots and personal flotation devices (pfd). It's a good idea to bring your own water.

Rowboat

Yes

Stove

Wood

More Info

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.

USGS Topo Map

Sitka C-4, C-3, B-4

Rental Fee

$50 per night

Getting There

Coordinates
Latitude: 57.50777778
Longitude: -135.0888889

Photos

Sitkoh Lake West Cabin