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PLENTY CUTTHROAT CABIN, AK
part ofTongass National Forest, US Forest Service
Status: Open through Wed Dec 31 2014 Season Dates
OverviewPlenty Cutthroat Cabin is situated at the west end of Orchard Lake on Revillagigedo Island 35 air miles from Ketchikan. The cabin is available year-round and makes an excellent base for experiencing this corner of Alaska with its recreation options, beautiful scenery and abundant wildlife.
The cabin is remote and accessible only by float plane or boat, depending on conditions. Visitors arriving by boat should expect to anchor in Klu Bay and hike 1 mile to the cabin from the Shrimp Bay trailhead.
This primitive cabin has no electricity, indoor plumbing or cell phone coverage. Visitors are responsible for their own travel arrangements and safety, and must bring several of their own amenities.
The cabin is tucked into a temperate rainforest of old-growth cedar, Sitka spruce and western hemlock with views of the lake and the forested mountain peaks on the other side. Visitors hiking the trail between Shrimp Bay and the cabin can access an overlook to view one of the twin waterfalls spilling out of Orchard Lake.
Fishing, hiking and boating are popular options at this cabin. Fishing includes cutthroat trout and kokanee salmon in Orchard Lake. For information about fishing permits and seasons, visit the Alaska Department of Fish and Game website.
The 12x12-ft. (pan-abode 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 dustpan. An oil stove is provided for heat. An outhouse is located near the cabin.
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Know Before You Go
Getting There:GPS Info. (Latitude, Longitude):
Approximately 35 air miles from Ketchikan at the west end of Orchard Lake. Accessible by float plane or boat. A 1-mile trail from Shrimp Bay provides saltwater access. Mooring buoy for boat is located in Klu Bay. Refer to USGS Ketchikan D-5.
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.
Please consult local tide tables before departing for the cabin.
Mailing Address:PLENTY CUTTHROAT CABIN
Phone Number:Project Office:(907)225-2148