Public Lake Cabins of Alaska

Situk Lake Cabin

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Situk Lake Cabin is located 14 miles northeast of Yakutat. It is situated on the eastern shore of Situk Lake, within the Russell Fjord Wilderness. The cabin sits back in the trees and can be hard to see. The beach is shallow so you will not be able to get your plane all the way to the shore. The cabin is open for year-round enjoyment, offering opportunities for recreation and wildlife watching. The site can be accessed by floatplane or by hiking forest service maintained trails.


This 16×12-ft. pan-abode style cabin sleeps four people with four single bunks. The cabin also has a table and benches, broom, axe, picnic table and outhouse. A multi-fuel stove is provided for heat that burns either oil or wood. Water, heating oil and electricity are not provided. Water can be taken from Situk Lake, but it should be treated before using. Visitors must supply #1 diesel oil or kerosene for the heater, and an empty 5-gallon fuel tank is provided. Other items to bring include sleeping bags, sleeping pads, food, a cooking stove, cookware, plates, utensils, lanterns, flashlights, toilet paper, garbage bags, first aid kit, a fire extinguisher and fire starter. Visitors are expected to pack out trash and clean the cabin before leaving.


This cabin is locate on the east side of Situk Lake and can be accessed by float plane or along the hiking trail. This cabin is in the Russell Fiord Wilderness.

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