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Rustic style 12ft x 12ft Pan-Abode log cabin with large skylight for additional lighting.


2 single plywood bunks, 2 double plywood bunks, Table and benches, Cooking counter, Wood stove and firewood, Food cupboard and shelves, Broom, Outhouse toilet, Axe, Maul and splitting wedge, 14ft aluminum skiff with oars and NO life jackets. Water is available from a creek near the cabin. Treat all water before using.




Mainland east of Rudyerd Bay in Misty Fiords National Monument


45 air miles (72 km) northeast of Ketchikan on the mainland east of Rudyerd Bay, elevation 710 feet (215 meters).


Float plane. In fall, winter and early spring, the cabin may be inaccessible due to the frozen lake surface (float planes cannot land). The trail to Lower Checats Lake does NOT provide cabin access.


Checats Lake is a glacially formed basin with steep, rocky cliff faces on three sides. The cabin sits on a little knoll at the outlet of the lake.

Special Features

Because of the land formations and the location of the cabin, there are many scenic and wildlife photo opportunities. Fishing is rated as very good for rainbow trout up to 24" (60 cm). Hunting for mountain goat, Sitka blacktail deer, black bear, and brown bear all occur in this area.

Season Of Use

April through October

Managing Agency

Tongass National Forest

What To Bring

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.





More Info

Please conserve firewood; supplied firewood is for wood stove use only. Please Leave No Trace of your visit.

USGS Topo Map

Ketchikan B-3

Rental Fee

$60/night May-Sep; $45 Oct-Apr

Getting There

Latitude: 55.4875
Longitude: -130.8258333
Driving Directions


Checats Lake Cabin