Beaver Camp Cabin
Minimum ceiling: 2000 feet
Minimum flying altitude: 1700 feet
Minimum visibility: 1 mile
Approximate distance: 28 miles
Direct from Mountain Point to Cabin: 21 miles at 022
Direct from Cabin to Mountain Point: 21 miles at 201
VFR Directions: To the Cabins
- After leaving PAKT or 5KE, position over Pennock Island in the Tongass Narrows at a heading of 110
- At the south end of Pennock Island, head toward Bold Island, Set your heading at 094. Bold Island is 9 miles ahead. [5.4 minutes]
- At the south end (far end) of Bold Island, set a heading for 068 for Cone Point, 3.7 miles ahead. [2 minutes]
- Fly over Cone Island over Cone Point and change heading to 360 heading for Evo Point, distance 5 miles [3 minutes] You are entering the Thorne Arm. Evo Point is the point of land sticking out into the water from the left shore.
- At Evo Point, set heading of 006 for Gokachin Lakes, approaching these lakes, your altitude must be 1700 feet minimum. [2 minutes]
- At Gokachin Lakes, slightly correct heading for 354 and use this heading to fly to the north end of. Ella Lake. [2 minutes] Once over Ella Lake, you may reduce your altitude to 1200 feet.
- At the north end of Ella Lake, make a slight heading correction to 347 and fly through the "dip" between the low mountain on the left and hill on the right. Follow the grade at a safe altitude down to Manzanita Lake about 2 miles ahead.
- The Beaver Camp Cabin is at this end (south end) of the lake on your left. You should land as quickly as you can to avoid a long taxi.
VFR Directions: Returning to Ketchikan
- After leaving the Beaver Camp Cabin, taxi north on the lake until you have enough take off room to clear the ridge at the south of the lake. Begin climbing to 1700 feet. Once over Ella Lake (about 2 minutes flight time) set a heading of 357 that will take you to the south end of Ella Lake. [2 minutes]. Continue your climb to 1700 feet.
- Fly 3 miles to Gokachin Lakes and reset heading for 183 direct to Cone Point (11.5 miles). [7 minutes]
- At Cone Point, set a heading of 252 for Bold Island, 3.7 miles [2 minutes]
- Over Bold Island, set a heading of 274 for Pennock Island [5 minutes]... you are now in the Tongass Narrows and ATC should be directing your destination.
Description: This is a rustic style 12' x 14' Pan-Abode log cabin with an oil-burning stove for heat, and sleeping space for 4 to 6 people. The cabin was built in 1965.
Location: About 28 air miles northeast of Ketchikan, on Revillagigedo Island on the southern arm of Manzanita Lake. Accessibleby float plane. This cabin is located within the Misty Fiords National Monument Wilderness. Please Leave No Trace of your visit.
Season of Use: Year-around.
Facilities: 2 single plywood bunks, 2 double plywood bunks, Table and benches, Oil stove (uses #1 diesel, NOT provided), Cooking counter, Food cupboard and shelves, Broom, mop and bucket, Outhouse toilet, 14' aluminum skiff with oars and NO life jackets
Water is available from a nearby creek or the lake. Treat all water before using. Bring your own stove oil (#1 stove oil or kerosene only), personal flotation devices, sleeping bags, sleeping pads, cooking stove, lantern, pots, pans, plates, utensils, food, toilet paper, garbage bags, fire extinguisher and fire starter.
Special Features: This cabin is located in a large old-growth forest of spruce, hemlock, and cedar. This provides lots of opportunities for people who enjoy this type of setting. From the lake shore there is a spectacular view of the mountains across the lake. This lake has one other cabin, Manzanita Lake Cabin, located on the northwest arm of the lake. Fishing is rated as excellent for cutthroat, dolly varden, and kokanee (land-locked salmon). Hunting for Sitka blacktail deer and black bear is popular in this area. Beaver, mink, and marten are common.