Description

3-sided Adirondack-style shelter; replica of shelters built by Civilian Conservation Corps in 1930s.

Facilities

No amenities, Water available from Cascade Creek, within 100 feet of shelter. Treat all water before using.

Area

Mainland above Thomas Bay

Location

Above Falls.

Access

Cascade Creek Trail 3.5 miles (5.6 km) from Thomas Bay trailhead or 1 mile (1.6 km) from Swan Lake trailhead

Terrain

Rugged subalpine forest, granitic cliffs, mountain streams, lakes; shelter along Cascade Creek near top of Falls Lake waterfall.

Special Features

Excellent hiking and fishing

Season Of Use

Year-round

Managing Agency

Tongass National Forest

What To Bring

For overnight stays: sleeping bags, sleeping pads, cooking stove, lantern, pots, pans, plates, utensils, food and toilet paper. It's a good idea to bring your own water.

Rowboat

No

Stove

None

More Info

Meant for use as "cold camp" overnight and day use shelter. Due to fragile nature of area, open fires are prohibited.

USGS Topo Map

Petersburg D-3, Sumdum A-3, A-4

Rental Fee

None

Getting There

Coordinates
Latitude: 57.02236
Longitude: -132.75248

Photos

Falls Lake Shelter