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This new, lakeside cabin is a 7-10 mile hike and four-mile paddle or skiff ride across Wrangell Narrows from downtown Petersburg. It sleeps six. It’s located in the Petersburg Creek-Salt Chuck Wilderness and offers prime sportfishing and wildlife-viewing opportunities. Cabin rental includes a rowboat and oars. The nearby creek supports outstanding steelhead, coho and sockeye fishing and the lake is home to trout and sockeye. The cabin can also be accessed by floatplane. Bedding, cooking gear and life jackets aren’t provided. Firewood is provided for the woodstove heater.


2 double lower bunks, 2 single upper bunks, Wooden table and benches, Wood stove, Pit-type outhouse, Rowboat (NO personal flotation devices). Water is available from a nearby stream or the lake. Treat all water before using.




Kupreanof Island, in Petersburg Creek/Duncan Salt Chuch Wilderness


On southeast end of Petersburg.


9 miles (14 km) by float plane from Petersburg (only when lake is ice-free); 4 miles (6 km) up Petersburg Creek by boat (15ft tide required) plus 61/2 mile hike; or 1/2 mile across Wrangell Narrows by boat to Kupreanof State Dock plus 10.3 mile (16.6 km) hike.


Area around lake and creek flat (103ft (31 m) elevation); otherwise, steep terrain.

Special Features

Area adjacent to cabin surrounded by huge trees - pristine, old growth spruce and hemlock forest of the Petersburg Creek-Duncan Salt Chuck Wilderness. Outstanding steelhead, coho, sockeye fishing in creek. Cutthroat trout, sockeye salmon in lake. Plentiful wildlife and wildflowers. Black bears, eagles. 2 hiking trails: 10.3 mile (16.6 km) Petersburg Lake trail through forest to Kupreanof State Dock; more primitive Portage Mountain trail to Portage Bay and Duncan Canal.

Season Of Use

Year-round. Lake usually ice-free April through November.

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.





More Info

Cabin is in Petersburg Creek/Duncan Salt Chuck Wilderness. Pack out whatever you pack in.

USGS Topo Map

Petersburg D-4, D-3

Getting There

Latitude: 56.8688
Longitude: -133.16863
Driving Directions


Petersburg Lake Cabin

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