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SITKOH LAKE (EAST) CABIN, AK
part ofTongass National Forest, US Forest Service
Status: Open through Thu Dec 31 2015 Season Dates
OverviewSitkoh Lake East Cabin is nestled at the eastern end of Sitkoh Lake on southeastern Chichagof Island, 35 miles northeast of Sitka, Alaska. Sitkoh Lake offers two public recreation cabins. This cabin is near the east end of the lake; Sitkoh Lake West Cabin is 2 miles away near the western end of the lake.
This is a remote site. The cabin is accessible when the lake is ice-free, generally April through October, and can be accessed from Sitka via a 30-minute flight, weather permitting. The cabin can also be reached by boat and trail. From False Island in Peril Strait, either hike or OHV-ride for 6 miles following Road 7540FI and Trail 317544 as shown on the Sitka Motor Vehicle Use Map. About 1.5 miles past the trail leading to the Sitkoh Lake West Cabin, follow a 1/2-mile foot trail to the cabin, leaving any OHVs parked at the road near the beginning of the foot trail.
Visitors are responsible for their own travel arrangements and safety, and must bring their own amenities.
The cabin lies at the edge of an old-growth forest of spruce and hemlock, with muskeg and open meadows to the east. Seasonal salmonberries and blueberries are in the area. The lake's outlet channel, Sitkoh Creek, is nearby.
Sitkoh Lake offers fishing, hiking, hunting and off-highway vehicle riding. The lake supports cutthroat trout and Dolly Varden. Sitkoh Creek has runs of steelhead in the spring, pink and sockeye salmon from July to August and coho salmon from August through September. Past logging has left a system of isolated roads. Hiking and OHV riding are possible.
The 12 by 14-ft wood Pan abode-style cabin can accommodate up to six people with two double bunks and two single bunks. Amenities include a wood stove for heat, a table with benches, cooking counter, cupboard, broom, axe or splitting maul and an outdoor screened cooler box. An outhouse toilet is located close to the cabin.
An abandoned logging camp site lies about 6 miles west of the cabin at False Island, with an isolated road system available for exploring surrounding area.
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Getting There:GPS Info. (Latitude, Longitude):
Accessible mid-April through October. Located 35 air miles northeast of Sitka on the southeast side of Chichagof Island, about 30 minutes by floatplane. Also accessible by boat (3-4 hours from Sitka) from Sitkoh Bay, then follow the Sitkoh Lake Trail (in poor condition) 4.3 miles to the cabin.
For geographic features surrounding the cabin, refer to USGS topographic maps Sitka C-4, C-3 and B-4.
Mailing Address:SITKOH LAKE (EAST) CABIN
Phone Number:Project Office: (907)747-6671