McDonald Lake Shelter


McDonald Lake Cabin

The McDonald Lake shelter is 3-sided shelter that was constructed in the 1930's by the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC). The shelter is on the edge of Wolverine Creek and provides great opportunities for wildlife observation and fishing. The shelter can be accessed by hiking about 1 mile on the McDonald Lake trail from Yes Bay.

At a Glance

Reservations: A non-refundable service fee will be added to each reservation by
Fees $75/night peak season May 1 – September 30
$60/night non-peak season October 1 – April 30
Open Season: Year Round
Usage: Light
Closest Towns: Ketchikan
Water: No
Restroom: No
Operated By: Forest Service

General Information

Directions: McDonald Lake is located on Cleveland Peninsula north of Yes Bay. The shelter site is near the outlet of McDonald Lake. It is accessible by floatplane or boat and is about 50 miles from Ketchikan. A trail from Yes Bay to McDonald Lake is a 1.5 mile hike that provides saltwater access. Refer To: USGS Ketchikan D6

Recreation Map

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Cabin Rentals

Occupancy of Forest Service cabins is by permit only. Reservations may be made up to 180 days in advance by calling (877) 444-6777 toll free, (518 )885-3639 for overseas or via internet at

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


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