This is a nice cabin with a large covered deck perfect for 2-4 people at a time. Tom Bass noted that the lake is about 3,000 ft long with 200 ft tall trees on most sides. This makes it difficult for some seaplanes to be able to get in, like Tom’s 285HP Cessna 180. Interested parties can land at Heckman Lake and hike two miles to Jordan Lake Cabin for easy seaplane access.
This 12×12-ft. pan-abode style cabin sleeps six and comes equipped with two single bunks and two double bunks. A covered front deck extends from the cabin, and there is a stone campfire ring. It is also equipped with 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 about 15 miles from Ketchikan, in the Naha National Recreation Area. Accessible by trail from saltwater or by floatplane. While some floatplane pilots will land on Jordan Lake, some will not due to its small size. Trail access is 4 miles from Naha Bay or 2 miles from Heckman Lake, where there is full floatplane access.
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