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This lot was originally part of the I 983 State Land Staking Program and was staked that year by the owner. The oceanfront lot is approximately 3 acres in size and faces southwest toward the Kenai headlands. Birdlife is very abundant with puffins and associated nesting birds proliferating along the headland cliffs. Black bear, deer, and goats inhabit the Little Johnstone Valley. A freshwater lake that is suitable for floatplane access lies at the center of the valley. Floatplane access from Seward is about 20 minutes each way. The lake is also home to Dolly Varden and Silver Salmon. The lake breaks through a winter storm-bermed beach each year around Memorial Day and provides quite a spectacle as the young silver salmon ride the escaping waters to the sea. Eagles congregate to feast on the salmon at this time and also during the adult runs later in the summer. Fishing for Dolly Varden and Silver Salmon is excellent. Fishing for Halibut and Rockfish is also excellent in Little Johnstone Bay.
To the best of the owners' knowledge there are no year-round residents in this area and summer cabins are limited mostly lo the lake and the long seaside beach which separates the lake from the sea. Floatplanes land on the lake and are the primary means of access. Small "beach" planes equipped with balloon tires occasionally land along the seaside beach. There is a small group of cabin owners along the seaside beach that use these small "beach" planes for access.
The lot is about a one-mile walk down the ocean waterfront from the lake. There is no road or boat access to any of the lots in the Lillie Johnson Bay Area. The lot frontage is a cliff sloping down to cobble near a stream mouth. The stream runs year round and is about ten feet in width and a foot deep in the ripples with deeper pools. Kayaks can land on the cobbled beach fronting the lot during periods of low swell. The lot is heavily timbered with Sitka Spruce and Hemlock. Some of the Spruce are more than four feet in diameter with the larger specimens growing along the frontage boundary.
The most suitable cabin site is located on the northwestern corner of the lot at the highest point overlooking the water. The view of the Kenai headlands is spectacular. The owner placed a 12 x 14 foot temporary tent platform at this location in 1985. The platform was used for several years but has not been visited since the owner left the Anchorage area in I 990.
To access the beach, one must walk from the lake along the beach for about three quarters of a mile and then cut through the forest on the south side of a lot known as ASLS 93-95, Tract 0. The hike through the forest along the edge of the high ground is about one-quarter of a mile with the first half being fairly steep and the last half fairly level. Access by kayak is possible at periods of low swell but cannot be depended upon for regularly-timed access.
This remote ocean view lot has on-site timber suitable for log or frame-type cabin construction. Prospective owners should realize that this lot lies in a very wild and isolated area. There are presently no cabins built on this lot or neighboring lots and, to the owners' knowledge, none are planned. As such, time spent in this area qualifies as a true Alaska Wilderness experience.
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