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About Patching Lake Cabin
Patching Lake Cabin sits on the north end of Patching Lake near the inlet of the Naha River 20 miles from Ketchikan, Alaska. The cabin is open year-round and makes an excellent base for experiencing this corner of Alaska with its recreation options and abundant wildlife. The cabin is remote and accessible only by float plane, depending on conditions. 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. Natural Features: The cabin sits at the lakes edge, backed by a rainforest of old-growth cedar, Sitka spruce and western hemlock. This is a beautiful location where the Naha River flows from Chamberlain Lake into Patching Lake. Visitors can stand on the front deck and gaze out over the lake and the surrounding forest and mountains or explore the area from the gravel bar in front of the cabin. Wildlife includes Sitka black-tail deer, black bear, beaver and wolf (bear safety and precautions). Geese and trumpeter swans are often seen on the lake. Recreation: Boating, fishing and hunting are popular activities at this cabin. Resident cutthroat trout are available in Patching and Chamberlain Lakes, but there is no accesstrail to Chamberlain Lake from the cabin. For information about fishing and hunting permits and seasons, visit the Alaska Department of Fish and Game website. A 14-foot aluminum skiff with oars is provided for rowing around the lake, but visitors must provide their own life jackets. The skiff can use a short shaft motor, which is not provided. Facilities: The 12x14-ft. (pan-abode style) log cabin accommodates 6 people with 2 single and 2 doublebunks. Other amenities include a table and benches, a cooking counter, food storage, broom, axe and splitting maul. A wood stove is provided for heat, and firewood is stocked in the woodshed. An outhouse is located close to the cabin. Drinking water is not available at the cabin. Visitors must bring their own water supply, but water is also available from a nearby creek(water safety). Visitors should also bring sleeping bags, sleeping pads, cooking gear, lanterns or flashlights, food, toilet paper, garbage bags, a fire extinguisher and fire starter. Rain gear and boots are recommended. Visitors are expected to pack out their trash, gear and food and clean the cabin before leaving (additional cabin details). ACTIVITIES Boating Fishing Hunting Wildlife Viewing
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Patching Lake Cabin is located in Alaska
55.618 N
-131.483 W
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Approximately 20 miles north of Ketchikan, Alaska, on the north end ofPatching Lake near the inlet of the Naha River. Access is by float planeonly. Refer to USGS Ketchikan C-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.
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