This cabin is located within the South Baranof Wilderness Area, access by helicopter is illegal. Cabin lies about 100 feet from the northern end of the narrow, 4-mile- (6.4-km) long Plotnikof Lake at the edge of an old-growth stand of large spruce and hemlock, surrounded by thick brush. One can experience wilderness solitude and beauty with a magnificent view of steep granite slopes rising to snow-capped ridges and abundant cascading waterfalls. Cabin has two single-wide bunks over two double-wide bunks. Suggested USGS topo map: Port Alexander C-3 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 not provided for outdoor campfires, gather only dead and down wood. 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
Fair rainbow trout fishing in Plotnikof Lake and inlet stream on north shore. Steelhead runs mid-May to early June in outlet stream on south shore, coho salmon from late July through September. Refer to http://www.adfg.alaska.gov for species, permits and regulations.