Avoss Lake Cabin

Avoss Lake Cabin

Rustic 16' x 16' a-frame style cabin with sleeping loft; plywood bunks; table with benches; oil stove; cooking counter ; skiff with oars; capacity 8 persons.

At a Glance

Reservations: A non-refundable service fee will be added to each reservation by Recreation.gov
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, 35 air miles (30 minutes) southeast of Sitka and 5 miles northeast of Whale Bay.

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 lies on the northern shore of an alpine lake at the edge of a muskeg area near an inlet stream to Avoss Lake. Downstairs has a single wide bunk over a double wide bunk. Sleeping loft (no bunks) is reached by a ladder. 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 stove or diesel oil, generally 10 gallons for a three-day stay, Coast Guard approved personal flotation devices for each person using the skiff, sleeping bags, sleeping pads, cooking stove, 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 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. 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

Fair fishing in Avoss Lake for Dolly Varden and rainbow trout July to September. Refer to http://www.adfg.alaska.gov for species, permits and regulations.

Big Game Hunting

Big game hunting possible in season at this cabin. This area is remote, rugged, and surrounded by steep mountainous terrain. Plan hunting trips accordingly. Refer to http://www.adfg.alaska.gov for species, permits and regulations.

Viewing Scenery

Photography opportunities of beautiful, rugged alpine terrain.

Recreation Areas

Recreation Activities


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800 ft