Cabin Descriptions - Kodiak Area




Shuyak Island State Park (near Kodiak)


Shuyak Island, at the northern end of the Kodiak Island Archipelago, is about 50 air miles north of the town of Kodiak. Access to Shuyak Island is via boat or float plane only. Shuyak Island State Park encompasses most of the island's 47,000 acres. A number of air charters provide float plane service to the park and the four public use cabins located there. Once you arrive on the island, no visitor services are available.
Mulcahy View Cabin
Each of the four public use cabins in Shuyak Island State Park are located just up from the water's edge in a dense old growth Sitka spruce forest. All cabins are also located inside protected saltwater bays. The cabins are identically built from cedar "Pan Abode" kits and each measures 12' x 20'. Each cabin site includes a wood shed, outhouse and shower house. All cabins include four wooden sleeping platforms, foam pads, propane lights, a two burner propane cook stove and wood stove. Firewood is provided, but must be split; tools are provided. Each cabin contains a basic supply of cooking pots, pans and utensils for four to six people. Some people bring additional cooking gear.

There is a sink in each cabin; water must be hauled from a nearby creek in 5 gallon jugs, which are furnished. There is a fresh water source near each cabin; visitors are advised to purify the water before using it.

Weather at Shuyak Island is generally cool and moist. Average annual precipitation is about 75 inches and summertime temperatures range from the low 40's to the low 60's. Poor weather can delay flights to and from the park so all visitors are encouraged to pack extra food and supplies in case they get weathered in.

  • Salmon Cove Cabin (12' X 20')

    Sleeps 8 (maximum 8) with a maximum stay of 7 consecutive nights per month. $60 non-peak / $75 peak per night. Salmon Cove offers a great combination of hunting and fishing opportunities. This cabin is located in Big Bay, which offers good kayaking and hiking. GPS N58 33.3', W152 34.65'

  • Eagle's Nest Cabin (12' X 20')

    Sleeps 8 (maximum 8) with a maximum stay of 7 consecutive nights per month. $60 non-peak / $75 peak per night. This is the most popular cabin in the park and is located in Big Bay. Eagle's Nest lies half way between two salmon streams. A trail leads from the cabin to both streams. This is a great family cabin. GPS N58 32.7', W152 35.8'

  • Mulcahy View Cabin (12' X 20')

    Sleeps 8 (maximum 8) with a maximum stay of 7 consecutive nights per month. $60 non-peak / $75 peak per night. This cabin is located on Neketa Bay. The bay is isolated, quiet, and serene. It offers great kayaking with good access to the outer coast and Shelikof Straits. Wildlife, including birds, is plentiful. Seals, otters, and dolphins often visit, and puffins, as well as eagles, nest just outside the bay. There are foot trails from the cabin to the outer coast and to the ranger station on Big Bay. GPS N58 32.25', W152 37.3'

  • Deer Haven Cabin (12' X 20')

    Sleeps 8 (maximum 8) with a maximum stay of 7 consecutive nights per month. $60 non-peak / $75 peak per night . The area is excellent for kayaking. There are good salmon fishing streams one mile to the south (access to these is best by boat). This is one of the most popular cabins for deer hunters. Cabin users may also find excellent beach combing on the outer coast. Whales, otters, sea lions, and many kinds of seabirds can be viewed from the entrance to Carry Inlet. GPS N58 34.63', W152 32.8'



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Afognak Island State Park (near Kodiak)Hiker at Piller Lake


Afognak Island State Park encompasses about 75,000 acres on the north and east sides of Afognak Island, which is located just north of Kodiak. The park is accessible via boat of float plane. A number of air charters provide float plane service to the park and the public use cabins located at Pillar and Laura Lakes in the park.

Each cabin is equipped with bunks, table and wood heating stove. Visitors should bring a cook stove and lantern. There is a woodshed and outhouse nearby; firewood is provided but must be split. Water is available from the lake, but visitors are advised to purify the water before use.

Weather at Afognak Island is generally cool and moist. Average annual precipitation is about 75 inches and summertime temperatures range from the low 40's to the low 60's. Poor weather can delay flights to and from the park so all visitors are encouraged to pack extra food and supplies in case they get weathered in.

Maximum stay is seven consecutive nights per month at either cabin.
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  • Pillar Lake Cabin (12' X 14')

    Sleeps 4 (maximum 6). $25 non-peak / $35 peak per night with a maximum stay of 7 consecutive nights per month. Activities include hunting, beach combing, hiking, fishing and wildlife viewing. The cabin is located at the south end of Pillar Lake. Access to the cabin is via floatplane, using Pillar Lake for landing. Water access via the saltwater beach south of the cabin is not recommended. Pillar Lake may freeze as early as November 1. GPS 58°10'53"N, 152°08'33"W.

  • Laura Lake Cabin (12' X 14')

    Sleeps 6 (maximum 6) with a maximum stay of 7 consecutive nights per month. $25 non-peak / $35 peak per night. Activities include hunting, fishing, and wildlife viewing. The cabin is east of Perenosa Bay on the northern end of Afognak Island, about 2.5 miles from the head of Pauls Lake. Access is via float plane only, since there are no developed trails from Pauls Bay to the cabin. Laura Lake may freeze as early as November 1. GPS 58°21'29"N, 152°18'35"W.

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