Honker Lake Cabin

Honker Lake Cabin

A Pan Abode cedar log cabin (12' x 12') providing shelter along the Honker Divide Canoe Route. Located on the shore of Honker Lake, the cabin sits amidst gently rolling hills in an old growth spruce, hemlock, and cedar forest. The understory is dense with huckleberry and salmonberry bushes. Abundant wildlife viewing with waterfowl, especially Canada geese, Sitka black-tailed deer, black bear, and wolves. Good fishing for cutthroat, rainbow, Dolly Varden; some coho and sockeye salmon. Scenic paddling in lake and along the Honker Divide Canoe Route. Hike extensively along lake's edge. Cabin sleeps up to 6, wood stove (wood not guaranteed), axe, maul, and splitting wedges, rowboat (flotation devices not provided.) Bring your own 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.

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: $30/night peak season May 1 – September 30
$25/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: Accessible by floatplane or canoe along the Honker Divide Canoe Route. 54 air miles (87 km) from Ketchikan, 27 miles (43 km) from Craig. To access by canoe launch at the Hatchery Creek bridge then paddle six miles to the cabin (takes 7-8 hours).


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 www.recreation.gov

Lake and Pond Fishing

Good fishing in lake in front of cabin, rowboat provided.
Fish Species Cutthroat trout, rainbow trout, Dolly Varden; some coho and sockeye salmon.
Special Designations Catch-and-release fishing is encouraged for steelhead and cutthroat as wild populations are fragile in many waters throughout the area.
Fishing Mode Boat
Water Temperature Mixed cold/warm
Fishing Method Fly or lure

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.
Difficulty Level: Intermediate to Difficult

Viewing Wildlife

View abundant waterfowl, especially Canada geese, near the cabin. Good fishing in lake for cutthroat, rainbow, Dolly Varden; some coho, sockeye. Careful observers may see Sitka black-tail deer, black bear, and wolves.
Species Waterfowl, trout, salmon, deer, black bear, wolves
Difficulty Level: Intermediate to Difficult

Boating - Non-Motorized

Honker Lake Cabin is an excellent choice for lodging while traversing the Honker Divide Canoe Trail. Canoeing or kayaking are both good choices for paddling the route, and offer excellent opportunities for wildlife viewing, fishing, and paddling in a very wild and scenic environment. A skiff with oars is also available at the cabin.
Difficulty Level: Intermediate to Difficult

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