Public Lake Cabins of Alaska

Karta Lake Cabin

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This is a standard cabin with a covered deck, and a whole lot to do around the cabin. Two lakes flow down the river which is a mere 100ft from the cabin.  Airplane tie down is right out front and highly protected. There is a trail that leads to the ocean and another which goes to the Salmon Lake Cabin. There is plenty of fishing opportunities and spots.


The cabin is a 12 x 12 foot primitive, pre-cut cedar log cabin (pan-abode style) furnished with wooden bunkbeds (without mattresses) that sleep up to six people. The cabin is equipped with a table, benches, a small wood/ biobrick stove for heat and an outside toilet. Other amenities include a cooking counter, shelves, cupboard space, and a broom. The cabin does not have running water or electricity. Visitors must bring their own food, water, sleeping bags, sleeping pads, cook stove, stove fuel, fire starter, cooking gear/utensils, light source (lantern), toilet paper, first aid kit and garbage bags. Wood or biobricks are not provided. Bio bricks can be purchased in Ketchikan and on Prince of Wales. Please contact the district if you need more info. Water is available from the lake, but must be filtered, boiled or chemically treated before drinking.


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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