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KENNEL CREEK CABIN (AK), AK
part ofTongass National Forest, US Forest Service
Status: Open year round. Season Dates
OverviewKennel Creek Cabin is located near Kennel Creek along the south shore of Freshwater Bay, on the northeast side of Chichagof Island. It offers visitors excellent opportunities for recreation and viewing scenery and wildlife.
This is a primitive cabin with no electricity, indoor plumbing or cell phone coverage. Visitors are responsible for their own travel arrangements and safety, and must bring their own amenities.
The cabin is generally available year-round, depending on weather, and makes an excellent base for experiencing this corner of Alaska.
The cabin rests on the shoreline of Freshwater Bay. Views from the cabin’s balcony and deck overlook the bay and surrounding snow peaked mountains. The cabin is backed by dense evergreen forest. Kennel Creek flows into the bay about 200 yards away. This area offers abundant wildlife, including whales, brown bear, deer, shorebirds and a variety of small mammals (learn about bear safety and precautions).
The cabin has good access to hunting and both freshwater and saltwater fishing areas. For information about hunting and fishing permits and seasons, visit the Alaska Department of Fish and Game website.
The 16 X 22-ft. milled cedar log cabin has a sleeping loft, balcony and deck. The cabin accommodates up to 8 people. There is one single over double bunk on the main floor and a full sleeping loft. Inside, the cabin features a food preparation counter, a sturdy wood table with 4 benches and a wood stove for heat. Outside there is a large picnic table, fire ring, vault toilet and firewood shelter. The first level of the cabin, the main deck, and vault toilet and picnic table are all accessible facilities for visitors with disabilities.
The Bear Paw Lake Trail system is located approximately 4 miles from the cabin.
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Getting There:GPS Info. (Latitude, Longitude):
Kennel Creek Cabin is located approximately 19 air miles southeast of the City of Hoonah, Alaska on the south shore of Freshwater Bay. Access is by vehicle, boat or float plane. Total distance by gravel road is approximately 27 miles. By road travel south from Hoonah past the airport. Where the road turns to gravel, drive 2 miles to the “T” intersection, turn right toward Freshwater Bay. Drive 25 miles on FS Road 8502/8508, veer left at all “Y” intersections. The cabin is located at the end of a short access road on your left.
Mailing Address:KENNEL CREEK CABIN (AK)
P.O. Box 135
Hoonah AK 99829
Phone Number:Information: (907)945-3631