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JORDAN LAKE CABIN, AK

part ofTongass National Forest, US Forest Service
Photo: JORDAN LAKE CABIN (AK)
Status: Open year round.   Season Dates
 

Overview

Jordan Lake Cabin is located on Revillagigedo Island within the Naha Recreation Area. This peaceful retreat is open year-round, offering opportunities for sightseeing, relaxation and recreation in Alaska's beautiful Inside Passage.

The site can be accessed by landing a floatplane at Heckman Lake and hiking 2 miles, or by boating into Naha Bay and hiking 4 miles. The access trail is the Naha River National Recreation Trail, which starts at Naha Bay and ends at Heckman Lake. Guests are responsible for their own travel arrangements and safety, and must bring several of their own amenities.

Natural Features:

The cabin sits on the southwest shore of Jordan Lake, surrounded by a lush rainforest of Sitka spruce and western hemlock. The front deck offers views of the lake and the surrounding mountain peaks.

Sitka black-tailed deer, black bear, beaver, marten, otter, mink and wolf are common to this area. Trumpeter swans are frequently seen on the lakes within Naha Recreation Area.

Recreation:

The Naha River provides opportunities to fish for trout and Dolly Varden. There are also steelhead and salmon runs.

Guests have use of the cabin's 14-foot aluminum skiff with oars, but they must provide their own life jackets. A short shaft motor can be used with the skiff, but one is not provided.

The Naha River National Recreation Trail is a scenic 6-mile trail that winds downstream along the river through old-growth Sitka spruce and western hemlock rainforest.

Facilities:

This 12x12-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 and an outhouse. A covered front deck extends from the cabin, and there is a stone campfire ring.

Water and electricity are not provided. Water is available from the lake, 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
  • Birding
  • Boating
  • Broom & Dust Pan
  • Bunkbed(s)
  • Cabin Rentals
  • Campfire Rings
  • Firewood
  • Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Lake Access
  • River Access
  • Table & Benches
  • Trails
  • 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
  • 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
  • Trail bypasses private property; please stay on trail
  • 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):
55.59761, -131.56287
55°35'51"N, 131°33'46"W

The cabin is approximately 15 miles from Ketchikan within the Naha Recreation Area. It is on the southwest shore of Jordan Lake along the Naha River National Recreation Trail. Access is either by boating to Naha Bay and hiking 4 miles, or by floatplane to the trail at Heckman Lake and hiking 2 miles to the cabin. Jordan Lake is too small for most floatplanes, but some pilots will land there.

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. Refer to USGS Ketchikan C-5.

Contact Information:

Mailing Address:

JORDAN LAKE CABIN

KETCHIKAN  AK 

Phone Number:

Project Office: (907)225-2148
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