Control Lake Cabin Site Lookout/cabin


Control Lake Cabin

Large multi-room wooden cabin on the shore of Control Lake. Historically served as the Ranger District office. Partially furnished with rustic log furniture. Accessible by short row (rowboat provided.) Set in rolling terrain and surrounded by large muskeg which extends several miles west of lake. Trees sparse, mostly scrubby lodgepole pine, looking much like Japanese bonsai. Small ponds nearby with birds, variety of plant and insect life. Easy drive to Thorne River, excellent fishing, boating. Hiking trails, fish, wildlife viewing areas, day-use areas nearby. Black bear, Sitka black-tailed deer, eagles, martin, mink, otter, Cutthroat, dolly Varden, sockeye salmon in lake. Cabin sleeps up to 6, wood and propane stoves (propane provided). Outhouse, axe, maul, splitting wedges, rowboat provided (no flotation devices.) Bring your own personal flotation devices, 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 water.

At a Glance

Operational Hours: Check in/out at noon
Reservations: Reservation required,
Fees $45/night May 1- Sept 30; $25/night rest of year.
Usage: Light
Closest Towns: Thorne Bay, Klawock
Water: No
Restroom: Vault Toilet (1)
Operated By: Forest Service

General Information

Directions: By road, 41 miles (66 km) from Hollis, 25 miles (40 km) from Craig, 18 miles (29 km) from Thorne Bay. Accessible by road and short boat ride. USGS Map Craig C-3.


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Cabin Rentals

Occupancy of Forest Service cabins is by permit only ($45 per night, May 1 - Sept 30; $25 per night rest of year.)

Reservation Info This site can be reserved by calling Toll Free 1-877-444-6777 (International 518-885-3639 or TDD 877-833-6777) or on-line at


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Fire Danger Level: Low
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