Davidof Lake Cabin

Davidof Lake Cabin

Rustic 16' x 16' a-frame style cabin with sleeping loft reached by a vertical ladder; plywood bunks; table and benches; wood stove; cooking counter; skiff with oars. Capacity 8

At a Glance

Reservations: www.recreation.gov
A $9 reservation fee will be added to each reservation.
Fees: $45/night peak season May 1 – September 30
$45/night non-peak season October 1 – April 30
Usage: Light
Closest Towns: Sitka
Water: Yes
Restroom: pit toilet, not ADA accessible
Operated By: Tongass NF - Sitka RD

General Information

Directions: Located on south central Baranof Island within the South Baranof Wilderness Area 40 air miles or 35 floatplane minutes southeast of Sitka.

Recreation Map

Map showing recreational areas. Map Information


Cabin Rentals

This cabin is located within the South Baranof Wilderness Area, access by helicopter is illegal. The cabin faces west and is about 100 feet (24 m) inside forest edge on northern shore of lake. The cabin does not overlook the lake. Steep, forested mountains rise to snowfields over 2,000 feet (610 m) in elevation. Because of steep, rugged terrain and remote area, caution is advised for alpine expeditions. Downstairs has a double- wide bunk over another double wide bunk. Sleeping loft has no 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: 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. Treat all water before using. Better idea is to bring your own water. Cabin is not maintained during winter. Firewood for the cabin 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.

Reservation Info 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

Dolly Varden fishing mid-July to September, rainbow trout fishing possible but slow. Refer to http://www.adfg.alaska.gov for species, permits and regulations.

Big Game Hunting

High mountain big game hunting possible August through about mid-September. Because of steep, rugged terrain and remote area, caution is advised for alpine expeditions. Refer to http://www.adfg.alaska.gov for species, permits and regulations.

Viewing Scenery

Photography opportunities of beautiful, rugged alpine terrain.

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650 ft