Karta River Cabin

Pan Abode cedar log cabin (12'x14') with large porch at mouth of Karta River and edge of bay. Trailhead to 5.5 mile Karta Trail into Karta Wilderness begins by cabin. Floatplanes and boats may land in front of cabin at any time. During sockeye salmon season, people gather at mouth of river to subsistence fish, often process and smoke fish on site. Area is rich with cultural history. Mining communities and native homesteaders proliferated in Karta Bay from 1900-1905. Ducks, shorebirds. Harbor seals, sea lions, sea otters, whales. Abundant black-tailed deer, bald eagles, black bears, beaver, otters, marten, mink, and weasels. Cabin sleeps up to 5, oil stove (#1 diesel, not provided), outhouse. Bring your own #1 diesel (highest setting = 0.2 gal/hour), sleeping bags, sleeping pads, cooking stove, lantern, pots, pans, plates, utensils, food, toilet paper, garbage bags, fire starter. It's a good idea to bring your own water. Please take your fuel container with you when you leave.

Directions: Mouth of Karta River, 34 air miles (87 km) NW of Ketchikan, 22 air miles (35 km) from Craig. Float plane or boat from open ocean. Best to arrive at high tide (see Ketchikan tide tables). USGS Map Craig C-2.

Visit the Forest Service website for more information and to make a reservation.