The setting for the cabin is a spruce and hemlock forest, with snow-capped peaks visible to the southwest. The existing cabin has two single-wide bunks over two double-wide bunks. Suggested USGS topo map: Sitka B-4 The small, square-bowed skiff (rowboat) with oars is provided but is heavy. A long-shaft outboard motor in the 2-10 hp range is highly recommended for use with the skiff provided. Be sure the plug is in before launching the boat. Please tie the skiff well up on the shore and pull the plug before leaving so the boat does not fill with rain water. What to bring: #1 diesel fuel (10 gallons for a 3-day stay), Coast Guard approved personal flotation devices for each person using the skiff, sleeping bags, sleeping pads, cooking stove, fire starter, lantern, pots, pans, plates, utensils, food, toilet paper, garbage bags. Rubber boots and raingear are recommended. Water is available from the lake or nearby inlet stream. Treat all water before using. Better idea is to bring your own water. Cabin is not maintained during winter. Firewood for the cabin stove may be in short supply or temporarily out at any time of year. Firewood not provided for outdoor campfires, gather only dead and down wood. Occasionally poor weather can result in delayed arrivals or extended stays, and cabin users should be prepared for this. Pack out all gear, garbage and food that you bring to cabin. Reservations may be made on the day of arrival or up to 180 days in advance. Reservations are restricted to a maximum stay of 7 consecutive nights per party for any one reservation May 1 - September 30 and a maximum stay of 10 consecutive nights per party October 1 - April 30.
This site can be reserved by calling Toll Free 1-877-444-6777 (International 518-885-3639 or TDD 877-833-6777) or on-line at www.recreation.gov. Cabin reservations (check-in & check out time) are from noon to noon.
Lake and Pond Fishing
Outlet stream of Lake Eva supports small spring run of steelhead April to June, sockeye run in mid-July to mid-August, large fall coho salmon run mid August to October. Cutthroat and Dolly Varden fishing is possible year around, best April to late June. The outlet stream and falls at salt water are popular fishing areas for migrating cutthroat and Dolly Varden. Anglers fishing the lake will find that fish concentrate near both the inlet and outlet shallows. Refer to http://www.adfg.alaska.gov for species, permits and regulations.