Public Lake Cabins of Alaska

Winstanley Lake Cabin

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This is a standard cabin with a rocky beach. Floatplanes should exercise caution as there is no good place to tie up on the shore. It is recommended to be dropped off and not to dock a floatplane for an extended period.


The 12×14-ft. ( pan-adobe style ) log cabin accommodates 6 people with 2 single and 2 double bunks. Other amenities include a table and benches, a cooking counter, food storage, broom, and wood stove. An outhouse is located nearby. Bring your own firewood as it cannot be guaranteed. Drinking water and electricity are not available. Visitors must bring their own water supply, but water is also available from the lake and should be treated before drinking or cooking with it. 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 33 air miles northeast of Ketchikan on the mainland east of Winstanley Island. Accessible by float plane or by trail from saltwater (skiff provided at end of trail; please return it to the trail after use). A mooring buoy is provided on a first come first serve basis. Refer To: USGS Ketchikan B3

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