Josephine Lake Cabin Site Lookout/cabin


Josephine Lake Cabin

Pan Abode cedar log cabin (12' x 12') is located at 1,800 feet on a cold, clear alpine lake surrounded by 4,000 foot peaks in rugged terrain. Hiking, hunting, and photography are popular at the site. Easy access to alpine exploration. Wildflowers in July. Josephine Lake has no fish. Abundant Sitka black-tailed deer and black bear. Area is known for its quarts and epidote crystals. Several mining claims are nearby, some active some idle. Please respect the property rights of private landowners. Do not prospect, dig, or collect mineral specimens on private land. Sleeps up to 6, oil stove (#1 diesel, not provided), rowboat. Bring your own oil (#1 diesel, uses 0.5 gal/hour at highest setting), personal flotation devices, sleeping bags, sleeping pads, cooking stove, lantern, pots, pans, plates, utensils, food, toilet paper, and garbage bags. It's a good idea to bring your own water. Please take your fuel container with you when you leave.

At a Glance

Operational Hours: Check in/out at noon
Reservations: Reservation required,
Fees $25/Night for single unit
Usage: Light
Closest Towns: Hollis, Ketchikan
Water: No
Restroom: Pit Toilet (1)
Operated By: Forest Service

General Information

Directions: Approximately 38 air miles from Ketchikan and 28 air miles south of Craig. Access by floatplane only. Refer to USGS Craig A-2 and B-2.


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Cabin Rentals

Occupancy of Forest Service cabins is by permit only ($25 per night per party).

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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1800 ft