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. Cabin no longer has propane heat source. Wood heat provided but wood not guaranteed; bring your own saw/wood if possible. Cabin is in an area which has sustained a recent clearcut. Surrounding area aesthetics have been impacted and cabin cannot currently be accessed via the shoreline. Provided boat access only. Dock in poor condition, use caution. Estimated date of repair: 2016.
At a Glance
|Current Conditions:||Cabin no longer has propane heat source. Wood heat provided but wood not guaranteed; bring your own saw/wood if possible. Cabin is in an area which has sustained a recent clearcut. Surrounding area aesthetics have been impacted and cabin cannot currently be accessed via the shoreline. Provided boat access only. Dock in poor condition, use caution. Estimated date of repair: 2016.|
|Operational Hours:||Check in/out at noon|
A $9 reservation fee will be added to each reservation.
|Fees:||$55/night peak season May 1 – September 30
$35/night non-peak season October 1 – April 30
|Closest Towns:||Thorne Bay, Klawock|
|Restroom:||Vault Toilet (1)|
|Operated By:||Forest Service|
General InformationDirections: 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.
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 www.recreation.gov|
Lake and Pond FishingFishing from boat or shore right in front of cabin.
|Special Designations||Catch-and-release fishing is encouraged for steelhead and cutthroat as wild populations are fragile in many waters throughout the area.|
|Fishing Mode||Boat or bank|
|Fish Species||Silver salmon, sockeye salmon, pink salmon, dolly Varden, steelhead trout, rainbow trout, cutthroat trout|
|Water Temperature||Mixed cold/warm|
|Fishing Method||Fly or lure|