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12ft x 14ft Pan-Abode precut cedar log cabin with large porch.


1 single plywood bunk, 2 double plywood bunks, Oven-style oil stove - #1 diesel NOT provided, Fire extinguisher, Wooden table and benches, Cooking counter, cupboard space, Broom, Outhouse toilet. Water available from river. Treat all water before using.




Karta River Wilderness, Prince of Wales Island


Mouth of Karta River, 34 air miles (87 km) NW of Ketchikan, 22 air miles (35 km) from Craig.


Float plane or boat from open ocean. Best to arrive at high tide (see Ketchikan tide tables).


Cabin is on a bluff above river mouth. Terrain gently slopes up behind cabin into second growth spruce and hemlock.

Special Features

5.5-mile (9 km) Karta River Trail (5.5 miles) from cabin is primary entry-point into wilderness. Floatplanes and boats may land in front of cabin at any time. During sockeye salmon season, people gather at mouth of river to subsistence fish, often process and smoke fish on site. Area is rich with cultural history. Mining communities and native homesteaders proliferated in Karta Bay from 1900-1905. Ducks, shorebirds. Harbor seals, sea lions, sea otters, whales. Abundant black-tailed deer, bald eagles, black bears, beaver, otters, marten, mink, and weasels.

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. 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 provided)

More Info

Mooring buoy in bay available on a first-come, first-served basis. Mooring of more than one vessel allowed, if first party there agrees.

USGS Topo Map

Craig C-2

Rental Fee

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

Getting There

Latitude: 55.56055556
Longitude: -132.5761111
Driving Directions


Karta River Cabin