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Description

Rustic style 12ft x 14ft Pan-Abode log cabin.

Facilities

2 single plywood bunks, 2 double plywood bunks, Table and benches, Wood stove and firewood, Cooking counter, Food cupboard and shelves, Broom, Outhouse toilet, Mooring buoy. Water is available from a creek near the cabin. Treat all water before using.

Capacity

6

Area

Cleveland Peninsula north of Ketchikan

Location

East shore of Helm Bay near the mouth of Helm Creek, 24 miles (39 km) from Ketchikan or 12 miles (19 km) from the Clover Pass area.

Access

Float plane or boat, with a buoy located directly in front of the cabin.

Terrain

Cabin faces northwest with good view toward head of Helm Bay. It is adjacent to a large salt water tidal flat at the outlet of Helm Creek. Moderately steep sloping beach in front of cabin where a skiff can be landed.

Special Features

Helm Bay noted for crab, salmon, halibut, and red snapper. Sitka blacktail deer, mountain goat, black bear, brown bear, and seals in area. Trout and dolly varden in nearby Helm Lake. No trail to the lake.

Season Of Use

Year-round

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.

Rowboat

No

Stove

Wood

More Info

Cabin reservation does not include exclusive use of the buoy. Buoy is on first-come, first-serve basis; more than one vessel is allowed if first party there agrees. Please conserve firewood; supplied firewood is for wood stove use only. Collect your own beach/driftwood for campfires.

USGS Topo Map

Ketchikan C-6

Rental Fee

$80/night May-Sept; $65/night Oct-Apr

Getting There

Coordinates
Latitude: 55.63555556
Longitude: -131.9786111

Photos

Helm Creek Cabin