Josephine Lake Cabin

Josephine Lake Cabin

Pan Abode cedar log cabin (12' x 12') is located at 1,800 feet on a cold, clear alpine lake surrounded by 4,000 foot peaks in rugged terrain. Hiking, hunting, and photography are popular at the site. Easy access to alpine exploration. Wildflowers in July. Josephine Lake has no fish. Abundant Sitka black-tailed deer and black bear. Area is known for its quarts and epidote crystals. Several mining claims are nearby, some active some idle. Please respect the property rights of private landowners. Do not prospect, dig, or collect mineral specimens on private land. Sleeps up to 6, oil stove (#1 diesel, not provided), rowboat. Bring your own oil (#1 diesel, uses 0.5 gal/hour at highest setting), personal flotation devices, sleeping bags, sleeping pads, cooking stove, lantern, pots, pans, plates, 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
Usage: Light
Closest Towns: Hollis, Ketchikan
Water: No
Restroom: Pit Toilet (1)
Operated By: Forest Service

General Information

Directions: Approximately 38 air miles from Ketchikan and 28 air miles south of Craig. Access by floatplane only. Refer to USGS Craig A-2 and B-2.

Recreation Map

Map showing recreational areas. Map Information


Cabin Rentals

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

Day Hiking

No designated hiking trails at Josephine Lake Cabin

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.

Viewing Wildlife

View abundant black tailed deer and black bear near cabin.
Species Black-tailed deer, black bear
Difficulty Level: Intermediate to Difficult

Viewing Scenery

From the cabin, view the cold, clear alpine Lake Josephine surrounded by 4,000-foot peaks. Terrain is rugged with mixture of stunted trees, alpine vegetation.
Difficulty Level: More Difficult

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1800 ft