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ELLA NARROWS CABIN, AK

part ofTongass National Forest, US Forest Service
Photo: ELLA NARROWS CABIN
Status: Open year round.   Season Dates
 

Overview

Ella Narrows Cabin is located on the shore of Ella Lake on eastern Revillagigedo Island. This location is great for families, providing a lot of space for kids to run around. The cabin is open year-round for recreation and relaxation within the Misty Fiords National Monument Wilderness.

The site can be accessed by floatplane or boat, depending on conditions. Guests are responsible for their own travel arrangements and safety, and must bring several of their own amenities.

Natural Features:

The cabin is tucked back from the lake in a stand of large old-growth spruce, hemlock and cedar, offering limited views of the lake and surrounding mountains. A stream bubbles nearby. A long stretch of cobble beach and a large white sand beach are located in front of the cabin.

This area is home to black bears, Sitka black-tailed deer, beaver, marten and mink. A variety of bird species can be spotted around the lake.

Recreation:

A 14-foot aluminum skiff with oars is provided, but guests must bring their own life vests. The lake offers excellent fishing for cutthroat trout, Dolly Varden and kokanee salmon.

Hunting is possible for Sitka black-tailed deer and black bear in designated seasons.

Facilities:

This 12x14-ft. pan-abode style cabin sleeps six and comes equipped with two single bunks, two double bunks, a table and benches, wood stove, firewood, axe and splitting maul, broom, campfire ring and an outhouse.

Water and electricity are not provided. Water is available from the lake or a nearby creek, but guests should be sure to treat water before drinking or cooking with it. It is recommended that guests bring their own water supply.

Other items to pack include sleeping bags, sleeping pads, lanterns or flashlights, cookware, plates, utensils, food, toilet paper, garbage bags, a fire extinguisher and fire starter. Guests are expected to pack out trash and clean the cabin before leaving. Click here for more cabin details.

Activities and Amenities

Within Facility
  • Beach
  • Birding
  • Boating
  • Broom & Dust Pan
  • Bunkbed(s)
  • Cabin Rentals
  • Campfire Rings
  • Creek Access
  • Firewood
  • Fishing
  • Hunting
  • Lake Access
  • Table & Benches
  • Vault Toilets
  • Wildlife Viewing
  • Wood Stove
Know Before You Go
  • This facility is located in an extremely remote and wild area; before making a reservation, become aware of bear, water, and weather safety (including cold)
  • Recreating in Alaska can present both obvious and hidden dangers; please be aware of your surroundings and be prepared for extended stays due to occasionally poor weather
  • This cabin is in a designated Wilderness area, and access by helicopter is illegal
  • Water is not available at the cabin; guests must bring their own water supply
  • Please pack out all trash and food
  • Please conserve firewood; supplied firewood is for wood stove use only
  • The Ella Lake Trail was heavily damaged in the fall of 2010 with tree blow down and landslides; please contact the Ketchikan Misty Fiords Ranger District for current trail conditions at (907) 225-2148
  • Use of this cabin by a commercial operator, such as an outfitter or guide, is not allowed
  • Click here for more information about Tongass National Forest
  • Don't Move Firewood: Prevent the spread of tree-killing pests by purchasing firewood near your destination and burning it on-site. For more information visit dontmovefirewood.org.

Getting There:

GPS Info. (Latitude, Longitude):
55.48972, -131.09111
55°29'23"N, 131°5'28"W

The cabin is approximately 24 air miles northeast of Ketchikan on Revillagigedo Island on the north end of Ella Lake. Access is by floatplane or boat. Refer to USGS Ketchikan C-4 and B-4.

In fall, winter and early spring, the cabin may be inaccessible due to frozen lake surface (floatplanes cannot land). Please contact the Ketchikan Ranger District at (907) 225-2148 for information prior to making reservations during these periods.

Contact Information:

Mailing Address:

ELLA NARROWS CABIN

KETCHIKAN/MISTY  AK 

Phone Number:

Project Office: (907)225-2148
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