Kook Lake Cabin


Kook Lake Cabin

Rustic 16' x 16' a-frame cabin with a sleeping loft reached by a vertical ladder. Skiff with oars; capacity 8 persons.

At a Glance

Operational Hours: 2018 Cabin closures April 30, May 1-2
Reservations: www.recreation.gov
A $9 reservation fee will be added to each reservation.
Fees $50/night peak season May 1 – September 30
$50/night non-peak season October 1 – April 30
Usage: Light
Closest Towns: Sitka, Juneau
Water: yes
Restroom: pit toilet, not ADA accessible
Operated By: Tongass NF - Sitka RD

General Information

Directions: Located near eastern coast of Chichagof Island between the outlets of Tenakee Inlet and Peril Straits; 45 miles northeast of Sitka; 30 minute float plane flight from Sitka or Juneau.

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Kook Lake Cabin is set amidst a beautiful stand of spruce and hemlock on west end of lake (elevation 41 feet or 12.5 meters), surrounded by flat terrain with sandy beach in front for easy air access. North of lake, land gradually rises to 1500 feet (455 m), then ascends sharply to alpine. On south, slopes are fairly steep, rising from lake to 2,500 feet (762 m). Main level has one double wide bunk. Sleeping loft has no bunks. Suggested USGS topo map: Sitka C-4, 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 or nearby 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.

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.


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