DAVIDOF LAKE CABIN, AK

Davidof Lake Cabin is situated in a forested area off Davidof Lake in the Tongass National Forest, approximately 40 air miles southeast of Sitka, Alaska. The A-frame cabin makes a wonderful base for a backcountry experience. The site is remote and can be accessed by float plane...
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Know Before You Go
  • This facility is located in an extremely remote and wild area; before making a reservation, become aware of bear, water, and weather safety (including cold)
  • Recreating in Alaska can present both obvious and hidden dangers; please be aware of your surroundings and be prepared for extended stays due to occasionally poor weather
  • Cabin may be inaccessable from October through June due to frozen lake surface (floatplanes cannot land); please contact the local Forest Service Ranger District office for current information prior to making reservations during these periods
  • This cabin is in a designated Wilderness area; access by helicopter is illegal
  • Firewood may be in short supply or temporarily out at any time of year
  • Pack out all food and trash
  • Cabin not maintained in winter
  • For boat or air charters, contact the Sitka Convention and Visitors Bureau at 907-747-5940 or www.Sitka.org
  • Learn more about the Tongass National Forest
  • Don't Move Firewood: Prevent the spread of tree-killing pests by purchasing firewood near your destination and burning it on-site. For more information visit dontmovefirewood.org.
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Pets Allowed - no
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Overview

Overview

Davidof Lake Cabin is situated in a forested area off Davidof Lake in the Tongass National Forest, approximately 40 air miles southeast of Sitka, Alaska. The A-frame cabin makes a wonderful base for a backcountry experience.

The site is remote and can be accessed by float plane only, weather permitting. Visitors are responsible for their own travel arrangements and safety, and must bring their own amenities.

Natural Features:

The area offers wilderness solitude and beauty. The cabin is located off the north shore of Davidof Lake, within the South Baranof Wilderness Area, almost one hundred feet inside the edge of the forest with no view of the lake. Davidof Lake is 1.2 miles long, a half-mile wide and sits at an elevation of 650 feet.

Spruce and hemlock forested mountains rise up to a snowfield over 2000 feet in elevation. Blueberry and huckleberry bushes grow on the forest floor around the cabin. Brown bear frequent the area.

Recreation:

Visitors enjoy picking berries in the surrounding forest, fishing for Dolly Varden from mid-July to September and hunting deer. Some rainbow trout can also be found in the lake. Landscape and wildlife photography opportunities abound.

The 1.2-mile Davidof Lake Trail is located on southwest shore of Davidof Lake and connects to Plotnikof Lake and Cabin. Please note that the trail is not maintained or easy to locate.

For information about fishing and hunting permits and seasons, visit the Alaska Department of Fish and Game website.

Facilities:

The rustic 16 by 16-foot A-frame cabin sleeps eight people and contains a sleeping loft that is reached by climbing a vertical ladder. The main level of the cabin is furnished with two double plywood bunks without mattresses. A wood stove for heat, an axe or splitting maul, a table and benches, cooking counter, broom and outhouse toilet are provided.

Visitors must bring sleeping bags and pads, a cooking stove, pots, pans, plates, utensils, food, toilet paper, a lantern, garbage bags, a fire extinguisher, fire starter, rain gear, boots and PFDs.

Water is available from the lake, but must be treated before using. It's recommended that visitors bring their own water.

A heavy, square-bowed skiff (rowboat) with oars is provided. A long-shaft outboard motor in the 2-10 hp range is highly recommended for use with the skiff, but is not provided. Each person using the skiff should wear a Coast Guard approved personal floating device (PFD). Tie the skiff well up on the shore and pull the plug before leaving so the boat does not fill with rain water.

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Booking Window
Tue Sep 16 2014 - Mon Mar 16 2015

Reservations can be made for today and can be made up to 6 Month(s) in advance.

Season Dates

Season Schedule

Park Season Start End
Peak Thu May 01 2014 Tue Sep 30 2014
Non Peak Wed Oct 01 2014 Wed Dec 31 2014
Non Peak Thu Jan 01 2015 Thu Apr 30 2015
Peak Fri May 01 2015 Wed Sep 30 2015
Services and Amenities
Within Facility
  • Berry Picking
  • Bunkbed(s)
  • Cabin Rentals
  • Cooking Area
  • Fishing
  • Heating Stove
  • Lake Access
  • Outhouse
Within 10 Miles
  • Hunting
Fees and Cancellation Policies

Fees and Cancellation

Fee Information
Payment in full will be charged to your credit card upon completion of the reservation. A $9.00 non-refundable on line reservation fee may be charged for some facilities.

Payment Methods Accepted On-line:
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Changes and Cancellations
A $10.00 service fee will apply if you change or cancel your reservation. Late cancellations are subject to additional fees. For full details see NRRS Reservation Policy

Special Policy Applicable to this Facility
Only one change per reservation for all Alaska cabins is allowed. Change is defined as a modification to the start or end date of the reservation; after one change has been made, if additional changes are desired, the customer must cancel the current reservation and re-book the new dates.

Facility Rates*
Park Season Site Type Nightly/Daily Rates
Peak Season
May 01 2014 -
Sep 30 2014
CABIN NONELECTRIC $35.00
Non Peak Season
Oct 01 2014 -
Dec 31 2014
CABIN NONELECTRIC $35.00
Non Peak Season
Jan 01 2015 -
Apr 30 2015
CABIN NONELECTRIC $35.00
Peak Season
May 01 2015 -
Sep 30 2015
CABIN NONELECTRIC $35.00

*Displayed rates do not reflect discounts, attribute fees (electrical hook-ups / water hook-ups), taxes or incremental charges
**Weekly rates may not be available for all sites
Getting There
GPS Info. (Latitude, Longitude):
56.62083, -134.84083
56°37'15"N, 134°50'27"W

Accessible early June through October. Located 40 air miles southeast of Sitka, east of Whale Bay, within South Baranof Wilderness Area. Access is by float plane only, and takes 35 minutes from Sitka.

For geographic features surrounding cabin, refer to USGS topographic map Port Alexander C-3.
Contact Information

Mailing Address:

DAVIDOF LAKE CABIN

TONGASS/SITKA  AK 

Phone Number:

Project Office: (907)747-6671
Additional Information