Checats Lake Cabin

Checats Lake Cabin

This is a rustic style 12' X 12' Pan Abode cabin with sleeping space for 4 to 6 people. The cabin sits on a little knoll at the outlet of the lake, so stream and lake fishing is abundant. The land formations and the location of the cabin provides many scenic and wildlife photo opportunities. FACILITIES: • Two Single & Two Double Bunks • Wood Stove and Firewood • Cooking Counter and Table • Shelves and Cupboard Space • Ax/Maul/Splitting Wedges • Broom •14' aluminum skiff with oars.

Firewood may be available, but visitors are encouraged to contact the Ketchikan Misty Fjords Ranger District at 907-225-2148 to check the status of the woodshed.

At a Glance

Reservations: A non-refundable service fee will be added to each reservation by
Fees: $60/night peak season May 1 – September 30
$45/night non-peak season October 1 – April 30
Usage: Light
Closest Towns: Ketchikan
Water: No
Restroom: Outhouse
Operated By: Forest Service

General Information

Directions: This cabin is located approximately 45 air miles northeast of Ketchikan, on the mainland east of Rudyerd Bay. Accessible by floatplane. The trail to Lower Checats Lake does NOT provide cabin access. Refer to: USGS map Ketchikan B-3.

Recreation Map

Map showing recreational areas. Map Information


Cabin Rentals

Occupancy of Forest Service cabins is by permit only. Reservations may be made up to 180 days in advance.

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

Enjoy fishing for trout and Dolly Varden at the lake inlet and outlet on this scenic lake

Special Designations Refer to AK fishing regulations at for bag limits and special restrictions that may apply
Fishing Mode boat, bank
Fish Species Cutthroat Trout, Dolly Varden

Boating - Non-Motorized

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