Public Lake Cabins of Alaska

Wilson View Cabin

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Similar to Wilson Narrows, which resides on the same Wilson Lake , this is a standard cabin that is frequently booked due to the great fishing in the area. This cabin sits on the inlet of the lake, as depicted in the photo above. In 2012, Tom Bass recounted that this cabin was in good shape with a nice porch, beach, and beautiful view.


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, cleaning equipment and an tiny woodstove for heat. An outhouse is located nearby. Drinking water and firewood is not guaranteed. Visitors must bring their own supply of drinking water. Firewood cannot be guaranteed, bring a supply of firewood or bio-bricks is highly recommended. Water is also available from Wilson 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 approximately 44 air miles east of Ketchikan on the mainland north of Wilson Arm at the north end of Wilson Lake, elev. 256’. Accessible by float plane. Refer To: USGS Ketchikan B2,3.

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