Kodiak National Wildlife Refuge | Kodiak National Wildlife Refuge Cabins
Type: CABIN NONELECTRIC
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Chief Cove Cabin is the newest cabin to our lineup (completed 9/2020). This cabin is 24' x 20', making it larger than the majority of the other public use cabins (smaller only than Deadman Bay Cabin).
GPS Coordinates: 57.708388, -153.902881
Beds: two bunk beds in the bedroom. Mattresses not provided.
Storage Cache: separate 8' x 8' building available for storing food and/or hanging game meat. Located approximately 200 feet behind cabin.
Drinking Water: may be a little more challenging than most. A rainwater catchment barrell has been installed at this site. Its longevity through the cold, winter months is unknown at this time. Freshwater ponds to the northwest of the cabin are approximately 1/3 miles from cabin; bring supplies to haul water, if needed. It may be wise to bring water with you, if your flight can afford the weight.
Heating: Nordic 250 oil drip stove; fuel consumption .08 - .26 gallons/hour.
Watch this operation video before you visit: Nordic Stove Operation
Hiking/wildlife Viewing: There are no developed hiking trails. A string of beaver ponds north of the cabin is worth exploring. Sea otters, river otters, American beaver, sitka black-tailed deer, red fox, brown bear are among the wildlife you could expect to see here. The lagoon adjacent to the cabin is an interesteing feature, often going completely dry at low tide.
Hunting: deer, bear, waterfowl.
Fishing: opportunity is limited. The nearest salmon stream (Humpy Creek) is approximately 1 mile up the coast, to the north.
Access by float plane or boat only. Cabin is 55 air miles from City of Kodiak (approximately 35 minute flight).
Freshwater may be challenging to source, at times. See information below.