Rustic style 12ft X 14ft Pan Abode cabin.
2 single plywood bunks, 2 double plywood bunks, Table and benches, Oil stove (uses #1 fuel oil, NOT provided), Cooking counter, Food cupboard and shelves, Broom, mop and bucket, Outhouse toilet, 14' aluminum skiff with oars and NO life jackets. Water is available from a nearby creek or the lake. Treat all water before using.
On Bakewell Lake in Misty Fiords National Monument
About 40 air miles (64 km) east of Ketchikan on the mainland south of Bakewell Arm of Smeaton Bay, elevation 168 feet (51 meters).
Accessible by float plane or canoe. Access to the lake from salt water is easy, but the cabin is approximately two miles down the lake from the end of the trail.
The cabin has a nice white sand beach and lots of room to spread out. It is surrounded by an old-growth forest of spruce, hemlock, and cedar.
Ideal for families with kids or anyone who enjoys lazy days on the beach. Fishing opportunities: dolly varden and cutthroat trout; July through September - sockeye, pink, chum and coho salmon making their way to the lake to spawn; some steelhead fishing near the outlet. Wildlife viewing: Sitka blacktail deer, beaver, otter, eagles, loons, other birds; wolves audible in distance. Hunting occurs in this area.
Season Of Use
April through October
Tongass National Forest
What To Bring
#1 fuel oil for the oil stove (for heat), personal flotation devices, sleeping bags, sleeping pads, cooking stove, lantern, pots, pans, plates, utensils, food, toilet paper, garbage bags, fire extinguisher and fire starter. It's a good idea to bring your own water.
Oil (#1 diesel)
Please note: There is no mooring buoy at the trail head. This cabin is located within the Misty Fiords National Monument Wilderness. Please Leave No Trace of your visit.
USGS Topo Map
$35/night May-Sept; $25/night Oct-Apr