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BAKEWELL LAKE CABIN, AK
part ofTongass National Forest, US Forest Service
Status: Open year round. Season Dates
OverviewBakewell Lake Cabin is located on the mainland, near the Bakewell Arm of Smeaton Bay. It is within the Misty Fiords National Monument Wilderness and is an ideal retreat for families with kids or anyone who enjoys relaxing days on the beach. The cabin also offers the chance to enjoy a variety of recreational activities and sightseeing year-round.
The site can be accessed by float plane or by boating into Smeaton Bay and then canoeing or kayaking two miles to the cabin. Guests are responsible for their own travel arrangements and safety, and must bring several of their own amenities.
The cabin is surrounded by an old-growth forest of spruce, hemlock and cedar. It offers nice views of Bakewell Lake and the gentle, forested mountain slopes on the other side. A white sand beach is located in front of the cabin.
A 14-foot aluminum skiff with oars is available at the cabin, but guests must provide their own life jackets. Anglers can fish for Dolly Varden and cutthroat trout in the lake, with some steelhead likely available near the outlet. From July through September, sockeye, pink, chum and coho salmon make their way to the lake to spawn.
The 12-by-14 cabin (pan-abode style) has two single bunks and two double bunks, to accommodate up to six people. It has a table and benches, an oil heater, cleaning equipment and an outhouse.
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Know Before You Go
Getting There:GPS Info. (Latitude, Longitude):
The cabin is approximately 40 air miles east of Ketchikan on the mainland south of the Bakewell Arm of Smeaton Bay. Accessible by float plane, or by mooring boat in Smeaton Bay and canoeing 2 miles to the cabin. This cabin is in a designated Wilderness area, and access by helicopter is illegal. There is no mooring buoy at the Bakewell Lake trailhead. Refer to USGS topographic map, Ketchikan B-2.
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 Fiords Ranger District at (907) 225-2148 for information prior to making reservations during these periods.
Mailing Address:BAKEWELL LAKE CABIN
Phone Number:Project Office: (907)225-2148