Short Bay Buoy Trailhead

This buoy is available on a first come; first serve basis and is intended for use by small and medium watercraft. The buoy is located in 30-80 feet of water and has a 7/8 inch chain. Look for a white buoy with blue reflective tape. This buoy provides access to the Reflection Lake trail, shelter, and cabin.

At a Glance

Usage: Moderate
Closest Towns: Ketchikan
Water: No
Restroom: No
Operated By: Forest Service

General Information

Directions: Short Bay is located 53 miles from Ketchikan or 42 miles from Knudson Cove. Short Bay is opposite the north side of Bell Island, 8 miles from the Hot Springs. Refer to: USGS map Ketchikan D-5; USGS map Bradfield Canal A-5

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