Kennel Creek Cabin Lookout/cabin


Kennel Creek Cabin

The 16 X 22-ft. milled cedar log cabin has a sleeping loft, balcony and deck. The cabin accommodates up to 8 people. There is one single over double bunk on the main floor and a full sleeping loft. Inside, the cabin features a food preparation counter, a sturdy wood table with 4 benches and a wood stove for heat. Outside there is a large picnic table, fire ring, vault toilet and firewood shelter. The first level of the cabin, the main deck, and vault toilet and picnic table are all accessible facilities for visitors with disabilities. 

Firewood is not provided; however, a small woodshed nearby allows visitors to store and keep firewood dry for use at the cabin. Other suggested items to bring are: water for drinking, cooking and cleaning; mattresses; cooking gear; sleeping bags; lanterns or flashlights; food; toilet paper; garbage bags; and fire starter. Rain gear and boots are also recommended. No dumpsters are available, so visitors are expected to pack out trash and clean the cabin before leaving.

At a Glance

A $9 reservation fee will be added to each reservation.
Area Amenities: Accessible,Toilets
Fees $60/night peak season May 1 – September 30
$45/night non-peak season October 1 – April 30
Usage: Light
Closest Towns: Hoonah
Water: No
Restroom: vault toilet
Operated By: Forest Service

General Information


Kennel Creek Cabin is located approximately 19 air miles southeast of the City of Hoonah, Alaska on the south shore of Freshwater Bay. Access is by vehicle, boat or float plane. Total distance by gravel road is approximately 27 miles. By road travel south from Hoonah past the airport. Where the road turns to gravel, drive 2 miles to the “T” intersection, turn right toward Freshwater Bay. Drive 25 miles on FS Road 8502/8508, veer left at all “Y” intersections. The cabin is located at the end of a short access road on your left.



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Reservation InfoThis 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
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