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Description

Large multi-room structure once served as Ranger District office. Partially furnished with rustic log furniture.

Facilities

6 single plywood bunks, Wooden table and benches, Propane stove (propane provided), Cooking counter, Broom, Outhouse toilet, Axe, 14ft aluminum skiff with oars; NO flotation devices. Water available from lake. Treat all water before using.

Capacity

6

Area

Central Prince of Wales Island

Location

By road, 41 miles (66 km) from Hollis, 25 miles (40 km) from Craig, 18 miles (29 km) from Thorne Bay.

Access

Via State Highway 929. Forest Service provides small aluminum skiff to reach cabin. Floatplanes can land on lake.

Terrain

Rolling terrain. Large muskeg extends several miles west of lake. Trees sparse, mostly scrubby lodgepole pine, looking much like Japanese bonsai. Small ponds nearby with birds, variety of plant and insect life.

Special Features

Easy drive to lower Thorne River, excellent fishing, boating. Hiking trails, fish, wildlife viewing areas, day-use areas nearby. Black bear, Sitka black-tailed deer, eagles, martin, mink, otter. Cutthroat, dolly varden, sockeye salmon in lake.

Season Of Use

Year-round

Managing Agency

Tongass National Forest

What To Bring

Bring your own personal flotation devices, sleeping bags, sleeping pads, cooking stove, lantern, pots, pans, plates, utensils, food, toilet paper, garbage bags, and fire starter. It's a good idea to bring water. Please take your fuel container with you when you leave.

Rowboat

Yes

Stove

Propane (provided)

More Info

Road access makes cabin popular for staging activities in near vicinity. Black bear are unpredictable and potentially dangerous to humans; treat them with respect.

USGS Topo Map

Craig C-3

Rental Fee

$55/night May-Sept; $35/night Oct-Apr

Getting There

Coordinates
Latitude: 55.69444444
Longitude: -132.8636111

Prices & Dates

Rate $55 / night

Photos

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