Sarkar Lake Cabin Site Lookout/cabin


Sarkar Lake Cabin

**The Sarkar lake Recreation Area access road, parking lot and canoe launch ramp will be closed to vehicle traffic and parking from noon on Thursday 8/20 to noon on Friday 8/21 while the area is being paved.**

12' x 12' Pan-Abode precut cedar log cabin with large covered porch hidden in the forest on Sarkar Lake. Surrounding scenery characteristic of temperate rain forest. Old growth forest towers over muskegs, lakes and streams. Area has rich cultural history of Native American settlements, fox farming, extensive trapping. Sarkar Canoe Route begins on Sarkar Lake, goes 15 miles (24 km) into backcountry with several portages connecting 7 lakes with high quality fishing. Trumpeter swans in fall and spring. Large parking area, boat ramp and toilet at trailhead. Skiffs provided for cabin users, one at boat ramp and one at cabin. Take care when boating, numerous rocks in lake. Good marine chart recommended. Cabin sleeps up to 6, wood stove (wood sometimes provided), outhouse, rowboat. 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 your own water.

At a Glance

Operational Hours: Check in/out at noon
Reservations: Reservation required,
Fees $35/Night 5/1- 9/30; $25/Night 10/1- 4/30
Usage: Light
Closest Towns: Naukati
Water: No
Restroom: Pit Toilet (1)
Operated By: Forest Service

General Information

Directions: Sarkar Lake near start of Sarkar Lake Canoe Route, 48 road miles (78 km) from Craig, 63 miles (102 km) from Hollis, and 76 air miles (122 km) NW of Ketchikan. USGS Map Craig D-4. Float plane or 26 road miles (42 km) drive, north on State Highway 925, turns to gravel after 14 miles where it also turns into Forest Road 20, then 2 miles (3 km) by canoe or skiff from Sarkar trailhead.


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Cabin Rentals

Occupancy of Forest Service cabins is by permit only ($35/Night 5/1 - 9/30; $25/Night 10/1- 4/30)
Reservation InfoThis 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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