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AVOSS LAKE CABIN, AK
part ofTongass National Forest, US Forest Service
Status: Open through Thu Dec 31 2015 Season Dates
OverviewAvoss Lake Cabin is situated 35 air miles southeast of Sitka, Alaska, within the South Baranof Wilderness Area of the Tongass National Forest. The rustic A-frame cabin makes an excellent base for a remote backcountry experience that includes photography and hunting.
The cabin is accessed via a 30-minute float plane trip from Sitka, weather permitting. Visitors cannot access the cabin by helicopter, as it is located in a designated wilderness area. From the lake shore, visitors must walk along a narrow, 150-foot trail through a lightly wooded area to reach the cabin.
Visitors are responsible for their own travel arrangements and safety, and must bring several of their own amenities.
The area offers wilderness solitude and beauty. The cabin sits just off the northern shore of Avoss Lake at an elevation of 800 feet at the edge of a muskeg near an inlet stream to Avoss Lake. The lake is about 1.5 miles long and nearly half a mile wide. The cabin is five miles northeast of Whale Bay on the south central portion of Baranof Island.
Photography and hunting are favorite activities at Avoss Lake. From July to September, anglers may catch Dolly Varden and rainbow trout, although the fishing is slow.
The A-frame cabin measures 16 by 16 feet. It contains a sleeping loft that is reached by climbing a vertical ladder. The cabin's lower level is furnished with one double plywood bunk and one single plywood bunk (no mattresses), a table and chairs, a cooking counter and a broom. An outhouse toilet is provided.
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Getting There:GPS Info. (Latitude, Longitude):
Accessible early June through October. Located 35 air miles southeast of Sitka, east of Whale Bay, within South Baranof Wilderness Area. Access by floatplane takes 35 minutes from Sitka. This cabin is in a designated wilderness area; access by helicopter is illegal.
For geographic features surrounding the cabin, refer to USGS topographic map Port Alexander C-3.
Mailing Address:AVOSS LAKE CABIN
Phone Number:Project Office: (907)747-6671