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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, Wood shed, Skiff with oars and NO life jackets. Water is available from a nearby creek. Treat all water before using.

Capacity

6

Area

North of Behm Canal on Cleveland Peninsula

Location

50 miles (80 km) from Ketchikan north of Yes Bay on Wolverine Island near outlet of McDonald.

Access

Floatplane or boat. May be inaccessible in fall, winter and early spring due to frozen lake surface (float planes cannot land). Salt water access via hike from Yes Bay to McDonald Lake via a 1.5 mile (2.4 km) trail.

Terrain

Old-growth cedar, Sitka spruce, and western hemlock rain forest.

Special Features

Trail to Wolverine Creek and a 1930s Civilian Conservation Corp (CCC) 3-sided shelter. Steelhead and salmon runs up to Wolverine Creek. Resident trout and dolly varden in lake. Sitka blacktail deer, black bear, beaver, wolf, marten, mink, and otter.

Season Of Use

Year-round

Managing Agency

Tongass National Forest

What To Bring

Personal flotation devices, 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

Yes

Stove

Wood

More Info

Please conserve firewood; supplied firewood is for wood stove use only. No buoy at Yes Bay trailhead. Skiff at cabin uses short shaft motor (not provided).

USGS Topo Map

Ketchikan D-6

Rental Fee

$45/night May-Sept; $25/night Oct-Apr

Getting There

Coordinates
Latitude: 55.93722222
Longitude: -131.8066667

Photos

McDonald Lake Cabin