Public Lake Cabins of Alaska

Patching Lake Cabin

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This is a standard cabin with a beach and a view. Beach is perfect for seaplane tie down, and there is plenty of shade during most of the day.


The 12×14-ft. ( pan-abode style ) log cabin accommodates 6 people with 2 single and 2 double bunks. Other amenities include a table and benches, a cooking counter, food storage, broom, splitting maul, and an outhouse. A wood stove is provided for heat. NOTE: Firewood may be available, but visitors are encouraged to contact the Ketchikan Misty Fjords Ranger District to check the status of the woodshed. Drinking water is not available at the cabin. Visitors must bring their own water supply, but water is also available from a nearby creek, but should be treated before drinking or cooking with it. Visitors should also bring sleeping bags, sleeping pads, cooking gear, lanterns or flashlights, food, toilet paper, garbage bags, a fire extinguisher and fire starter. Rain gear and boots are recommended. Visitors are expected to pack out their trash, gear and food and clean the cabin before leaving.


This cabin is located within the Naha River drainage, at the north end of Patching Lake near the inlet of the Naha River. It is about 20 miles north of Ketchikan and is accessible only by floatplane. Refer To: USGS Ketchikan C5

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