Tongass National Forest, AK
About Polk Camp/Cabin
Polk Camp is a three bedroom cabin located in Polk Inlet on Prince of Wales Island in southeastern Alaska. This camp once served as housing for U.S. Forest Service timber staff. There are plenty of places to view wildlife in the area, including an estuary just south of the cabin. Anglers will find that Dog Salmon Creek has an excellent run of sockeye, coho, chum and pink salmon, trout and Dolly Varden. Dungeness crab abound. Hunters can take advantage of the long seasons; bear season occurs during spring and fall, and deer season is open from late summer through late fall. All-terrain vehicle enthusiasts will love the numerous ATV trails surrounding the cabin (get map from Craig or Thorne Bay Ranger District). Polk Camp has a large kitchen with a full size propane oven/stove, running water (see note below), plenty of counter space, and a full bathroom with shower and toilet. Wood may be available but cannot be guaranteed. Be prepared to cut your own. Bring your own sleeping bags, pads, dishes, cleaning products, paper products, and fire starter. Polk Camp is an ideal spot for a family reunion, wedding, or a weekend with your friends.
USDA Forest Service
Polk Camp/Cabin is located in Tongass National Forest in Alaska
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.
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