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Description

12ft x 12ft Pan-Abode precut cedar log cabin.

Facilities

2 single sleeping platforms, 2 double sleeping platforms, Wood stove, Wooden table and benches, Cooking counter, Shelves, cupboard space, Broom, 14ft aluminum skiff with oars - flotation devices NOT provided. Water available from lake. Treat all water before using.

Capacity

6

Area

Prince of Wales Island

Location

54 air miles (87 km) from Ketchikan, 27 miles (43 km) from Craig, along Honker Divide Canoe Route between Hatchery Creek Bridge and Thorne Bay. 6 miles (10 km) S of bridge on NE side of Honker54 air miles (87 km) from Ketchikan, 27 miles (43 km) from Craig, along Honker Divide Canoe Route between Hatchery Creek Bridge and Thorne Bay. 6 miles (10 km) S of bridge on NE side of Honker Lake (also known as Galea Lake).

Access

Float plane or canoe along Honker Divide Canoe Route. Launch canoe at Hatchery Creek bridge. 6 miles to cabin takes 7-8 hours. Canoe route recommended at moderate to high water. Several portages and difficult upstream paddling.

Terrain

Gently rolling with old growth spruce, hemlock, cedar forest. Understory generally dense with huckleberry and salmonberry bushes.

Special Features

Abundant waterfowl, especially Canada geese (honkers). Good fishing in lake for cutthroat, rainbow, Dolly Varden; some coho, sockeye. Sitka black-tail deer, black bear, wolves. Scenic paddling in lake and along Honker Divide Canoe Route. Hike extensively along lake's edge.

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 your own water.

Rowboat

Yes

Stove

Wood

More Info

Cabin is remote and isolated. Occasionally poor weather can result in extended stays, and cabin users should be prepared for this. Canoe route recommended at moderate to high water. In fall, winter, and early spring, the cabin may be inaccessible due to frozen lake surface (float planes cannot land). Lake may be frozen as early as November 1st or as late as May 30.

USGS Topo Map

Craig D-3

Rental Fee

$30 per night May-Sep; $25 per night Oct-Apr

Getting There

Coordinates
Latitude: 55.83138889
Longitude: -132.8852778

Honker Lake Cabin