A saltwater cabin located 15 miles from the City of Hoonah, Alaska in the protected waters of Port Frederick. It is a rustic 15'x17' milled log style cabin built on the shore of Eight Fathom Bight...[more]
Eight-fathom Cabin Lookout/cabin
Eight Fathom Cabin is located 15 miles south west of the City of Hoonah, Alaska on the north shore of Eight Fathom Bight at the head of Port Frederick. Access is by float plane or boat only. It is a 45-minute boat ride from Hoonah and approximately a 30-minute flight from Juneau, AK. Flight time from Hoonah is less than 10-minutes. The cabin is at the south end of the isolated Eight Fathom Forest road system and within 1/2 mile from the Eight Fathom Marine Access Facility (MAF) float dock. This road system is not connected to the Hoonah Road System and the dock is only accessible by float plane or boat. There is a marine mooring buoy directly in front of the cabin and a fine gravel beach suitable for landing and launching small boats. The buoy is visible from the cabin at all times. Once ashore, the cabin is accessed via a short 125 ft barrier free trail. Refer to USGS topographic map: Juneau A-6, AK; Juneau A-5, AK; and Sitka D-6 AK. Chichagof Island and Tongass National Forest Maps are available at the Hoonah Ranger District office.
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