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Description

15ft x 20ft historic single story, single room structure with a gabled roof, built entirely of cedar.

Facilities

4 single bunks, Table and benches, Wood stove, Broom, Cooking counter, shelves, cupboard space, Outhouse toilet, Ax/maul/splitting wedges, 14ft aluminum skiff with oars - flotation devices NOT provided, Fire extinguisher provided. Water available from lake. Treat all water before using.

Capacity

4

Area

Karta River Wilderness, Prince of Wales Island

Location

North shore Salmon Lake, 42 air miles (68 km) NW of Ketchikan, 20 air miles (32 km) from Craig.

Access

Float plane, 5-mile (8 km) trail (rated "More Difficult") from salt water.

Terrain

Gently sloping terrain, sandy beach in front, surrounded predominantly by cedar.

Special Features

Good fishing: cutthroat, rainbow, Dolly Varden; pink, silver, sockeye salmon. Swimming, beach activities during warmer summer months. 5-mile (8 km) trail to Karta Bay. Hiking to McGilvery Creek and/or Anderson Creek (good fishing streams) possible, but there are no developed trails.

Season Of Use

Year-round; may be inaccessible in fall, winter, early spring due to frozen lake surface.

Managing Agency

Tongass National Forest

What To Bring

Bring your own sleeping bags, sleeping pads, cooking stove, lantern, pots, pans, plates, utensils, food, toilet paper, garbage bags and fire starter. It's a good idea to bring your own water.

Rowboat

Yes

Stove

Wood

More Info

Hand hewn beams, wooden door hinges, and shake floor combine to make a uniquely attractive wilderness cabin. Occasionally poor weather may result in extended stays; cabin users should be prepared for this.

USGS Topo Map

Craig C-2, C-3

Rental Fee

$40/night May-Sept; $25/night Oct-Apr

Getting There

Coordinates
Latitude: 55.58388889
Longitude: -132.67

Photos

Salmon Lake Cabin - Thorne Bay