Control Lake Cabin

Large multi-room wooden cabin on the shore of Control Lake. Historically served as the Ranger District office. Partially furnished with rustic log furniture. Accessible by short row (rowboat provided.) Set in rolling terrain and surrounded by large muskeg which extends several miles west of lake. Trees sparse, mostly scrubby lodgepole pine, looking much like Japanese bonsai. Small ponds nearby with birds, variety of plant and insect life. Easy drive to Thorne River, excellent fishing, boating. Hiking trails, fish, wildlife viewing areas, day-use areas nearby. Black bear, Sitka black-tailed deer, eagles, martin, mink, otter, Cutthroat, dolly Varden, sockeye salmon in lake. Cabin sleeps up to 6, wood and propane stoves (propane provided). Outhouse, axe, maul, splitting wedges, rowboat provided (no flotation devices.) Bring your own personal flotation devices, sleeping bags, sleeping pads, cooking stove, lantern, pots, pans, plates, utensils, food, toilet paper, garbage bags, and fire starter. It's a good idea to bring water. Cabin no longer has propane heat source.  Wood heat provided but wood not guaranteed; bring your own saw/wood if possible. Cabin is in an area which has sustained a recent clearcut.  Surrounding area aesthetics have been impacted and cabin cannot currently be accessed via the shoreline.  Provided boat access only.  Dock in poor condition, use caution.  Estimated date of repair:  2016.

Directions: By road, 41 miles (66 km) from Hollis, 25 miles (40 km) from Craig, 18 miles (29 km) from Thorne Bay. Accessible by road and short boat ride. USGS Map Craig C-3.

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