Karta Lake Cabin


Karta Lake Cabin

Pan Abode cedar log cabin (12'x12') on Karta Lake in the Karta Wilderness. Nestled in a mature second growth forest of spruce, hemlock, and cedar with surrounding views of snow-capped peaks. Connected to Karta Wilderness Trail. Fishing, hiking, and wildlife watching popular. Winter and spring steelhead runs. Cutthroat, rainbow trout, dolly Varden, 4 species of salmon. Sitka black-tailed deer, wolves, black bear, otter, mink, marten common. Heavy concentration of ducks, shore birds. Cabin sleeps 6, tiny wood stove which accommodates BioBricks (usually readily available from local retailers), outhouse, rowboat. Bring your own BioBlocks, 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. Please take your fuel container with you when you leave. Practice Leave No Trace principals in this unique Wilderness.

At a Glance

Operational Hours: Check in/out at noon
Reservations: www.recreation.gov
A $9 reservation fee will be added to each reservation.
Fees $55/night peak season May 1 – September 30
$35/night non-peak season October 1 – April 30
Usage: Light
Closest Towns: Thorne Bay, Hollis
Water: No
Restroom: Vault Toilet (1)
Operated By: Forest Service

General Information

Directions: Located on the north shore of Karta Lake, 34 air miles (87 km) NW of Ketchikan, 22 miles (35 km) from Craig. Accessible by float plane or boat and 1.5 mile (2.4 km) trail (rated More Difficult) from Karta Bay.


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