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Division of Parks & Outdoor Recreation

Interior of Public-Use Cabin

Settler's Cove State Recreation Area

Settler's Cove Cabin

Settler's Cove Cabin
Settler's Cove Cabin 2
Settler's Cove Cabin 3

Cabin Specifications

★ Minimum Occupancy: 1 Guest
★ Maximum Occupancy: 6 Guests
★ Maximum Number of Vehicles: 2
★ Site Access Method: Drive-in
★ Stay Limit: 5 Nights
★ Check-in/out Time: 12:00pm
★ Pets Allowed: Yes, always on leash
★ Fees: (see fee page)
★ Cabin Dimensions: 12' x 16'
★ Heating Method: Kerosene (Bring your own fuel)


★ Fire Ring
★ Picnic Table
★ Beach Access

NOTICE: Construction at Settlers Cove State Recreation Site is set to begin on August 16, 2021 and will extend to September 30, 2021. This work will involve paving the entrance road and day use parking lots, installing additional interpretive signs and kiosks, and improving some existing sections of trail. While access to the cabin site will be slightly impeded during construction, access will be provided for your stay. Upon arrival for your stay, please seek out on-site staff to be provided access to the cabin site. If you would like to alter your reservation please contact the call center at 1-844-351-9733.

Located in the temperate rainforest of Southern Southeast Alaska, the Settlers Cove Public-Use Cabin is nestled in a quiet spot overlooking Clover Passage. It is common to see whale activity from the cabin's front porch and the waters of Clover Passage are a kayaker's haven. Lunch Loop, Lunch Falls and Hollow Cedar trails are located nearby and offer excellent hiking and wildlife viewing opportunities.

A rare feature in the Ketchikan area is the sandy beach found along a section of the park. Salmon runs can be viewed at Lunch Creek during the late summer into fall and sport fishing from the beach is a popular summer activity. Settlers Cove PUC is the only public cabin on the Ketchikan road system. Drive up convenience allows ease of access for all people wanting to enjoy the outdoor recreational opportunities of Settlers Cove State Recreation Site. Cabin is popular during the summer so book in advance.

From Ketchikan drive north on Tongass Ave. Turn left into the Settlers Cove State Recreation Site at mile 18 North Tongass Hwy. Cabin is located in the campground at site #10.


GPS 55°30'41"N, 131°43'38"W

Special Notes:
The entrance gate is locked at night. Closure hours change seasonally. Summer (April 15 – September 30) gate locked between 10 PM – 6 AM. Winter (October 1 – April 15) gate locked between 8 PM – 8 AM.

Check for Availability on Reserve America

Important Info

Once you make a reservation, you will receive a confirmation e-mail from Reserve America with important information about the cabin. Print out this confirmation e-mail and bring it with you to the cabin. If you do not receive a confirmation e-mail within 24 hours of making the reservation, please contact the reservation call center at 1-844-351-9733 7am-7pm AKST..

Remember that these cabins are not hotels. Always be prepared! Be sure to bring:

  • Sleeping bag and pad or air mattress
  • Food
  • Cookware, dishes, utensils
  • Cooking stove and fuel
  • Matches, lighters, paper fire starter
  • 9-volt battery for smoke detectors
  • First aid items
  • Plastic trash bags
  • Jug of water
  • Saw or ax, just in case
  • Firewood
  • Flashlight
  • Lantern and fuel

Mission Statement

"The Division of Parks and Outdoor Recreation provides outdoor recreation opportunities and conserves and interprets natural, cultural, and historic resources for the use, enjoyment, and welfare of the people."

Accessibility Notice

Division of Parks & Outdoor Recreation

Atwood Building
550 West 7th Avenue
Suite 1380
Anchorage, AK 99501
Phone: (907) 269-8700
Fax: (907) 269-8907