The Salmon Lake Cabin Sitka location is in Sitka, Alaska
99835. This page provides detailed contact information for this campground location including the campground phone number, office hours, reservation information and driving directions.
If you have any questions about the Salmon Lake Cabin Sitka facility, or if you need to reserve a campsite, then call the campground listed below.
Sitka Ranger District
2108 Halibut Point Rd
Campground information Sitka, Alaska
Salmon Lake Cabin sits on the east shore of Salmon Lake on Baranof Island, 11 miles southeast of Sitka, Alaska. The cabin was built in 1998 by volunteers from the U.S. Coast Guard.
This remote site is generally accessible year-round by boat to Silver Bay, then walking 2 miles along the Salmon Lake-Redoubt Lake Trail. The cabin can also be accessed via float plane, a 10-minute ride from Sitka. Visitors are responsible for their own travel arrangements and safety, and must bring their own amenities.
Recreation options include fishing, hiking and seasonal deer hunting. The lake offers good cutthroat trout and Dolly Varden fishing, while its outlet stream has pink and sockeye salmon runs from July to mid-August and coho salmon from late August through September.
Visitors enjoy hiking along the 2-mile Salmon Lake-Redoubt Lake Trail, which leads from the cabin to Silver Bay.
For information about fishing and hunting permits and seasons, visit the Alaska Department of Fish and Game website.
The 15’x17′ wood Pan Abode-style cabin accommodates up to six people with two double and two single plywood bunks. Amenities include a wood stove for heat, a table with benches, cooking counter, cupboard, broom, an axe or splitting maul and an outhouse toilet.
A mooring buoy is located at the head of Silver Bay for boat anchorage. Cabin reservation does not include exclusive use of the buoy. Mooring buoys are configured using a 4200-lb concrete block with 90 feet of 7/8th-inch stud link chain. Mariners are responsible for determining how suitable an anchoring system is for the size of their craft.
The cabin does not include mattresses or cooking utensils. Visitors should bring sleeping bags and pads, a cooking stove, pots, pans, plates, utensils, food, toilet paper, garbage bags, a lantern, fire extinguisher, fire starter and personal flotation devices (PFDs). Rain gear and boots are recommended.
Water is available from the lake but must be treated before using. It’s recommended that visitors bring their own water.
A small but heavy square-bowed skiff with oars is provided. A long-shaft 2-10 hp outboard motor enhances use of the skiff, but is not provided. Each person in the skiff should wear a Coast Guard approved personal flotation 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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Spruce and hemlock-forested mountains rise to 2500′ in elevation around Salmon Lake and the cabin. Salmon Lake is approximately 3/4-mile long and 1/4-mile wide. The cabin is 2 miles from the end of Silver Bay, which may freeze mid-November through mid-February. Brown bear frequent the area.
Frequently Asked Questions About Sitka Ranger District Sitka, AK
How do I make a reservation with Salmon Lake Cabin Sitka?
To make reservations at Salmon Lake Cabin Sitka, you can call the office at 907-747-6671.
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.
Where is Salmon Lake Cabin Sitka located?
The Salmon Lake Cabin Sitka is located at Sitka Ranger District 2108 Halibut Point Rd in Sitka,
. This is the location you will need to go to for camping and information.
Does Salmon Lake Cabin Sitka have tent or RV camping?
Salmon Lake Cabin Sitka offers both tent and RV camping, but to confirm you will need to call the office at 907-747-6671 to make sure things haven’t changed.