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PETERSBURG LAKE CABIN, AK
part ofTongass National Forest, US Forest Service
Status: Open year round. Season Dates
OverviewPetersburg Lake Cabin offers a tranquil place to stay on the shores of an alpine lake in southeastern Alaska. It provides access to outstanding fishing opportunities, as well as hunting and wildlife viewing.
The cabin is accessible by float plane or by a boat-trail combination, dependent on tides. Guests are responsible for their own travel arrangements and safety and must bring several of their own amenities.
The cabin is located on Kupreanof Island, 9 miles northwest of Petersburg, in the Petersburg Creek-Duncan Salt Chuck Wilderness. The Petersburg Creek Valley is a glacial valley with a broad, flat bottom and steep sides. The area surrounding the lake and creek is flat; otherwise the terrain is steep. The setting is pristine, old-growth spruce and hemlock forest with scattered muskeg.
The nearby creek offers outstanding steelhead, coho and sockeye fishing, while the lake boasts cutthroat trout and sockeye salmon. A rowboat and oars is available at the cabin, however, life jackets are not provided and guests should bring their own. Guests may also choose to bring a small outboard motor.
This pan-abode style cabin was constructed in 2003. It has two bunk beds with double space below and single above. The cabin is equipped with a table and benches and a wood stove for heat. Firewood is provided, but not guaranteed. An outhouse with a pit toilet is provided.
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Know Before You Go
Getting There:GPS Info. (Latitude, Longitude):
The cabin is accessible by float plane 9 miles from Petersburg, or by a boat-trail combination, dependent on tides. At high tide (15 feet or higher), access by boating 4 miles up Petersburg Creek to the high tide trailhead, then hiking 6.5 miles along the Petersburg Creek Trail. At lower tides, go a half-mile to the low tide trailhead at the city of Kupreanof's boat dock on the Wrangell Narrows. The hike from this trailhead is 10.3 miles.
Refer to USGS topographic map Petersburg D4. Maps are available online or by calling the Petersburg Ranger District at (907) 772-3871.
Mailing Address:PETERSBURG LAKE CABIN
PO BOX 1328
PETERSBURG AK 99833
Phone Number:Information: (907)772-3871