Public Lake Cabins of Alaska

Manzanita Lake Cabin

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This is a standard cabin that is close to a water fall with a view of a stream inlet delta. This delta is great for water activities such as canoe rides; with a good chance of seeing beavers and other wildlife. This cabin comes equipped with a canoe and row boat for use around the area. According to Tom this is in his top five cabins for setting and scenic views.


The 12×14-ft. (pan-abode style) cabin can accommodate 6 people with 2 single bunks and 2 double bunks. Other amenities include a table with benches, a cooking counter, food storage, broom and an wood stove for heat. An outhouse is located nearby. Drinking water and firewood are not provided. Visitors must bring their own supply of drinking water and biobricks for tiny wood stove. Water is also available from a nearby stream or the lake. 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.


The cabin is located approximately 28 miles northeast of Ketchikan on Revillagigedo Island on the northwest arm of Manzanita Lake and is accessible by float plane or canoe. In fall, winter, and early spring, the cabin may be inaccessible due to frozen lake surface (float planes cannot land). Please contact the Ketchikan-Misty Fjords Ranger District at (907) 225-2148 for information prior to making reservations during these periods. Refer to USGS Ketchikan C-4.

This cabin is in a designated Wilderness area, and access by helicopter is illegal.

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