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.
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 and outhouse. The wood shed is outfitted with wood and splitting tools. All cabins include four sleeping platforms, wood stove, a basic supply of cooking pots, pans, and utensils for four to six persons. Visitors should plan to bring any additional gear including a cookstove and lantern.
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.
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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