Winstanley Lake Trailhead

The Winstanley Lake trail is 2.5 miles long. The trail follows a gentle grade through the forest to the outlet of Lower Winstanley Lake. The trail then skirts the shore of the lower lake before leading through muskegs and forest to the upper lake. The trail offers many scenic views of the creek and of Lower Winstanley Lake. There are two bridge crossings -- both these bridges were built entirely using non-motorized hand tools. Take a minute to observe the details of construction. There is a mooring buoy near the mouth of Winstanley Creek. At the lake there is a three-sided shelter and a cabin, each with a skiff.

At a Glance

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

General Information

Directions: Winstanley Island is located on the east shore of the Behm Canal in Misty Fiords National Monument. Winstanley Creek empties out from the mainland near the southern tip of the island. The trailhead is to the right of the creek. Access is by boat or floatplane only.

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