Barnes Lake Cabin


Barnes Lake Cabin

Pan-abode cedar log cabin (12' x 12') with large covered porch on the western shore of Barnes lake, a saltwater lagoon. Surrounded by old-growth spruce and hemlock forest. Tidal flat in front of cabin at low tide. Good crabbing, fishing. Scenic boating through Gold and Galligan Lagoon to Sweetwater Lake. Migratory waterfowl, Sitka black-tailed deer, black bear. Excellent silver salmon fishing in Barnes Lake mid-August to late-September. Sleeps up to 6, woodstove, rowboat (provide own floatation devices), outhouse. No water source near cabin. Wood is sometimes provided, but not guaranteed. Axe, maul, and splitting wedges provided. Bring your own water, personal flotation devices, sleeping bags, sleeping pads, cooking stove, lantern, pots, pans, plates, utensils, food, toilet paper, garbage bags, and fire starter.

At a Glance

Operational Hours: Check in/out at noon
A $9 reservation fee will be added to each reservation.
Fees $30/night peak season May 1 – September 30
$25/night non-peak season October 1 – April 30
Usage: Light
Closest Towns: Coffman Cove
Water: No
Restroom: Vault Toilet (1)
Operated By: Forest Service

General Information

Directions: On the western shore of Barnes Lake, a saltwater lagoon 70 air miles (113 km) from Ketchikan. Refer to USGS Petersburg A-3.


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Occupancy of Forest Service cabins is by permit only.

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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