Sweetwater Lake Cabin


Sweetwater Lake Cabin

12' x 14' Pan Abode log cabin with covered porch on the edge of lake Sweetwater with large gravelly beach, surrounded by old-growth spruce, hemlock, and cedar forest. Good fishing for rainbow trout, cutthroat trout, Dolly Varden as well as coho, sockeye, and pink salmon. Migratory waterfowl in fall. Sitka black-tailed deer, black bear, marten, mink, otter, beaver common. Seals often seen in lake. Cabin sleeps up to 6, wood stove (wood sometimes provided), outhouse, rowboat. Bring your own stove fuel (#1 diesel, uses 0.2 gal/hour at highest setting), 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. Please take your fuel container with you when you leave. The Forest Service suggests that you not use the water from these streams for drinking water due to low PH and metal concentrations.

At a Glance

Operational Hours: Check in/out at noon
Reservations: A non-refundable service fee will be added to each reservation by Recreation.gov
Fees $45/night peak season May 1 – September 30
$35/night non-peak season October 1 – April 30
Usage: Light
Closest Towns: Coffman Cove
Water: No
Restroom: Pit Toilet (1)
Operated By: Forest Service

General Information

Directions: E side of Sweetwater Lake, NE Prince of Wales Island, 10 road miles (16 km) from Coffman Cove, 63 air miles (101 km) from Ketchikan. USGS Map Craig D-3. Float plane or auto via Forest Road 3030 with 200-foot hike and ½-mile skiff ride to cabin.


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Occupancy of Forest Service cabins is by permit only.

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 http://www.recreation.gov/campgroundDetails.do?contractCode=NRSO&parkId=71891&topTabIndex=CampingSpot


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