Public Lake Cabins of Alaska

Hugh Smith Lake Cabin

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Not much information was provided by Tom Bass on this cabin when he visited in 2012. He notated that the cabin was in a great location, and had a very protected area for tying up aircraft.


This 12×14-ft.  (pan-abode style)  cabin sleeps six and comes equipped with two single bunks, two double bunks, a table and benches, wood stove, splitting maul, broom and an outhouse. Bring your own firewood as it cannot be guaranteed. Water and electricity are not provided. Water is available from the lake, but guests should be sure to treat water before drinking or cooking with it. It is recommended that guests bring their own water supply. Other items to pack include sleeping bags, sleeping pads, lanterns or flashlights, cookware, plates, utensils, food, toilet paper, garbage bags, a fire extinguisher and fire starter. Guests are expected to pack out trash and clean the cabin before leaving.


The cabin is approximately 55 air miles southeast of Ketchikan, on the mainland south of Marten Arm. Accessible only by floatplane. Refer to: USGS map Ketchikan A-3.

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