Black Bear Lake Cabin

Black Bear Lake Cabin

Pan-abode cedar log cabin (12' x 12') on the shore of Black Bear Lake, high in the Klawock Mountains. Lake is clear, cold, amid rugged mountain peaks rising to nearly 4,000' (1220 m) elevation. Accessible only by floatplane. Spectacular scenery, hiking, hunting, photography. Wildflowers in mid-late summer. Resident rainbow trout, fair fishing. Black bear, deer hunting in fall. Sleeps up to 6, has a wood stove for heat, (please bring firewood or biobricks for the wood stove as firewood is not guaranteed),  rowboat (flotation devices not provided). Bring your own personal flotation devices, sleeping bags, sleeping pads, cooking stove, lantern, pots, pans, 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
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
Open Season: Mid-June
Usage: Light
Closest Towns: Klawock
Water: No
Restroom: Pit Toilet (1)
Operated By: Forest Service

General Information

Directions: Approximately 50 air miles from Ketchikan and 12 miles northeast of the city of Craig on Prince of Wales Island. Access is by floatplane only. Refer to USGS Craig C-3


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

Lake and Pond Fishing

Fishing from rowboat on lake for rainbow trout.
Fishing Mode Boat
Fish Species Rainbow trout
Water Temperature Cold
Fishing Method Fly or lure

Big Game Hunting

Wildlife includes Sitka black-tailed deer, black bears and wolves. Hunting for these species in designated seasons. Review Alaska Department of Fish and Game hunting and fishing regulations.
Difficulty Level: Intermediate to Difficult

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