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


2 single plywood bunks, 2 double plywood bunks, Wooden table and benches, Oven-style oil stove - #1 diesel NOT provided, Fire extinguisher, Cooking counter, cupboard space, Broom, Outhouse toilet, 14ft aluminum skiff with oars (flotation devices NOT provided). Water available from lake. Treat all water before using.




Karta River Wilderness, Prince of Wales Island


N shore of Karta Lake, 34 air miles (87 km) NW of Ketchikan, 22 miles (35 km) from Craig.


Float plane or boat and 1.5 mile (2.4 km) trail (rated More Difficult) from Karta Bay. Cabin may be inaccessible due to a frozen lake surface (float planes cannot land) in fall, winter, early spring. Occasionally poor weather can result in extended stays; cabin users should be prepared for this.


Mature second growth forest of spruce, hemlock, cedar.

Special Features

Fishing, hiking, wildlife watching popular. Winter and spring steelhead runs. Cutthroat, rainbow trout, dolly varden, 4 species of salmon. Sitka black-tail deer, wolves, black bear, otter, mink, marten common. Heavy concentrations of ducks, shore birds.

Season Of Use


Managing Agency

Tongass National Forest

What To Bring

Bring your own #1 diesel (highest setting = 0.2 gal/hour), sleeping bags, sleeping pads, cooking stove, lantern, pots, pans, plates, utensils, food, toilet paper, garbage bags, fire starter and personal flotation devices. It's a good idea to bring your own water. Please take your fuel container with you when you leave.




Oil (uses #1 diesel, NOT supplied)

More Info

Karta Lake and surrounding snow-capped peaks showcase wilderness setting. Karta River system is one of most productive on Prince of Wales Island.

USGS Topo Map

Craig C-2

Rental Fee

$5/night May-Sept; $35/night Oct-Apr

Getting There

Latitude: 55.56138889
Longitude: -132.6108333
Driving Directions


Karta Lake Cabin