Rustic style 12ft x 14ft Pan Abode log cabin built in 1967.
2 single plywood bunks, 2 double plywood bunks, Table and benches, Wood stove and firewood, Cooking counter, Food cupboard and shelves, Broom, Ax, maul, splitting wedge, Outhouse toilet, Wood shed, 14ft aluminum skiff with oars, NO lifejackets. Water is available from a nearby creek. Treat all water before using.
Mainland on northern Cleveland Peninsula
50 air miles (80 km) from Ketchikan, on the Cleveland Peninsula northwest of Short Bay.
Float plane or boat. May be inaccessible in fall, winter and early spring due to frozen lake surface (float plane can't land). Boat access via 2-mile (3 km) hike from Short Bay. Anchor buoy in Short Bay.
Heavily wooded to the lake shore and backed by hills.
Spectacular view of steep mountains directly across the lake with clinging ice fields visible through much of the season. Trail follows lake shore to outlet, crosses scenic open muskeg on the way to Short Bay. Steelhead and salmon runs in short Creek. Resident trout and dolly varden in lake. Sitka blacktail deer, black bear, brown bear, mountain goat, wolf, beaver, marten, mink, and otter.
Season Of Use
May through October
Tongass National Forest
What To Bring
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.
Skiff will take short-shaft motor (not provided). Please conserve firewood; supplied firewood is for stove use only.
USGS Topo Map
Ketchikan D-5, D-6
$75 per night May-Sep; $60 per night Oct-Apr