Polk Camp

Area Status: Open
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Polk Camp building

Polk Camp is a three bedroom cabin located in Polk Inlet on Prince of Wales Island in southeastern Alaska.  This camp once served as housing for U.S. Forest Service timber staff.  There are plenty of places to view wildlife in the area, including an estuary just south of the cabin.  Anglers will find that Dog Salmon Creek has an excellent run of sockeye, coho, chum and pink salmon, trout and Dolly Varden.  Dungeness crab abound.  Hunters can take advantage of the long seasons; bear season occurs during spring and fall, and deer season is open from late summer through late fall.  All-terrain vehicle enthusiasts will love the numerous ATV trails surrounding the cabin (get map from Craig or Thorne Bay Ranger District). 

Polk Camp has a large kitchen with a full size propane oven/stove, running water (see note below), plenty of counter space, and a full bathroom with shower and toilet.  Wood may be available but cannot be guaranteed.  Be prepared to cut your own.  Bring your own sleeping bags, pads, dishes, cleaning products, paper products, and fire starter. 

Polk Camp is an ideal spot for a family reunion, wedding, or a weekend with your friends.  

At a Glance

Current Conditions: Note:  Running water cannot be guaranteed!  Water is turned off any time it may freeze, typically November-April.  High water flows sometimes disrupt water lines.  It is highly advisable to bring a supply of potable water to the cabin.  Outhouses are available.  
Operational Hours: Check-in/out at Noon
Reservations: A non-refundable service fee will be added to each reservation by Recreation.gov
Fees $75/night peak season May 1 – September 30
$45/night non-peak season October 1 – April 30
Open Season: Year round, if road is passable
Usage: Heavy
Closest Towns: Craig, Alaska
Water: Yes
Restroom: Yes
Operated By: Forest Service and POW Friends of Recreation

General Information

General Notes:

Accessible parking, flush toilet, accessible shower, beachcombing, wood stove, fire extinguisher, oven, parking area, potable water (seasonal), hot water (seasonal).  


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Status: Open
Fees: $75/night, 3-night rental minimum, max occupants 10
Reservation required?: Y
Difficulty Level: Easy
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