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WATER SYSTEM ALERT: Due to seasonal storm activity and temperatures, the water system may not be fully functional. The Craig Ranger District will repair any outages, however the running water supply is not guaranteed and you may have to bring your own water. Please call the Craig Ranger District, 907-826-3271 for an update.
POLK CAMP, AK
part ofTongass National Forest, US Forest Service
Status: Open year round. Season Dates
OverviewPolk Camp is a three bedroom cabin located in Polk Inlet on Prince of Wales Island in southeastern Alaska. The site offers recreation, relaxation and a unique lodging experience in the Tongass National Forest.
Polk Camp once served as a remote administration camp for the Craig Ranger District and is now a recreation cabin with amenities including a kitchen and running water. The cabin is accessible by vehicle, boat or floatplane.
Although the site is not as remote as others in the area, visitors are responsible for their own travel arrangements and safety, and must bring several of their own amenities.
The cabin is nestled in a canopy of young Sitka spruce and western hemlock. There are plenty of places to explore in the Polk Inlet area, including an estuary just south of the cabin, where wildlife is abundant, including sandhill cranes, eagles, wolves, black bears, Sitka black-tailed deer and a variety of migratory birds.
Anglers will find that Dog Salmon Creek, which flows into the inlet, has an excellent run of coho, chum and pink salmon, cutthroat trout, rainbow trout and Dolly Varden. Crabbing, beachcombing and wildlife viewing are popular in the area as well.
The Polk Camp has a large kitchen with a fully functional propane stove and oven, running water in the sink, and plenty of counter and cupboard space. There are three bedrooms with two moveable beds in each room. A bathroom with flush toilet and hot shower is available from May through November. (Water will be shut off in winter.) There is a large gathering room, a great deck and exquisite views. Polk Camp is a wonderful spot for a family reunion, a wedding or a weekend with your friends.
Nearby attractions include: Dog Salmon Wildlife Viewing Area; Polk Inlet Road system; Polk Inlet all-terrain vehicle roads (trails); hunting; fishing; crabbing; wildlife viewing.
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Getting There:GPS Info. (Latitude, Longitude):
Note: Access to Polk Camp requires a key. You must pick up the key from the Craig Ranger District Office between 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., Monday – Friday.
Polk Camp is located 15 miles from the Hydaburg Road turnoff, approximately 45 miles from Craig. From Craig take the Craig/Klawock-Hollis Highway toward Hollis. Turn right on the Hydaburg Road (State Route 913) and travel for 8 miles. Turn left onto Forest Road 21 (Polk Inlet and Twelvemile Road). Follow Forest Road 21 for 14 miles, then turn left toward Polk Inlet. The cabin parking area is about 1.5 miles ahead on the left.
All roads are marked and the cabin is accessed through a locked gate at the end of the road.
Mailing Address:POLK CAMP
Polk Inlet AK 99921
Phone Number:Project Office: 9078263271