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Rustic style 12ft x 12ft Pan-Abode log cabin built in 1964.


2 single plywood bunks, 2 double plywood bunks, Table and benches, Oil stove (#1 diesel not provided), Cooking counter, Food cupboard and shelves, Broom, Outhouse toilet, 14ft aluminum skiff with oars. Water is available from the lake or nearby creeks. Treat all water before using.




Revillagigedo Island on Behm Canal north of Ketchikan


35 air miles (56 km) from Ketchikan at the west end of Orchard.


Float plane or boat. May be inaccessible in fall, winter and early spring due to frozen lake surface (float planes cannot land). Boat access involves a 1-mile (1.6 km) hike from the Shrimp Bay trail head to the cabin. Mooring buoy located in nearby Klu Bay.


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

Special Features

Trail from the cabin through old-growth cedar, Sitka spruce, and western hemlock rain forest to salt water. Trail junction leads to lake outlet; spur leads to overlook of one of two waterfalls spilling out of Orchard Lake. Cutthroat trout and kokanee in the lake. Sitka blacktail deer, black bear, wolf, beaver, marten, mink, and otter.

Season Of Use


Managing Agency

Tongass National Forest

What To Bring

Fuel (#1 Stove oil), 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.




Oil (#1 diesel only)

More Info

Buoy is on a first-come, first-serve basis; more than one vessel is allowed if first party there agrees. Transport #1 fuel oil for stove in an FAA approved container or jerry jug. The skiff uses a short shaft motor (not provided). Oars are provided; life jackets are NOT provided.

USGS Topo Map

Ketchikan D-5

Rental Fee

$60/night May-Sep; $45/night Oct-Apr

Getting There

Latitude: 55.82722222
Longitude: -131.45
Driving Directions


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