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Rustic style 12ft x 14ft Pan Abode log cabin.


2 single plywood bunks, 2 double plywood bunks, Table and benches, Wood stove and firewood, Cooking counter, Food cupboard and shelves, Broom, Outhouse toilet, Axe, maul and wedge, 14ft aluminum skiff with oars and NO life jackets. Water is available from the lake. Treat all water before using.




Mainland in Misty Fiords National Monument east of Ketchikan


33 air miles (53 km) northeast of Ketchikan on the mainland east of Winstanley Island, elev. 400 feet (122 m).


Float plane or by trail from saltwater (skiff provided at end of trail; please return it to the trail after use). Access by boat involves a 2.5 mile (4 km) hike from salt water plus a 2.25 mile (3.6 km) row to the cabin.


Relatively flat lake shore with steep hill behind cabin.

Special Features

Cutthroat trout and kokanee (fresh-water salmon) fishing. Sitka blacktail deer, mountain goat, black bear, and brown bear hunting. Boating to end of the lake takes you to historic Winstanley Lake Shelter built by the CCC back in the early 1930s. From the shelter there is a 2.25 mi (3.6 km) hike down to salt water.

Season Of Use

April through October

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

Please conserve firewood; supplied firewood is for wood stove use only. Mooring buoy is provided at salt water trailhead on a first come first serve basis. Cabin is within the Misty Fiords National Monument Wilderness. Please Leave No Trace of your visit.

USGS Topo Map

Ketchikan B-3

Rental Fee

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

Getting There

Latitude: 55.42777778
Longitude: -130.8194444
Driving Directions


Winstanley Lake Cabin