Settler's Cove State Recreation Area
Settler's Cove Cabin
★ 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
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
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
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 DNR Public
Information Center at (907) 269-8400 Mon - Fri 10am-5pm.
Remember that these cabins are not hotels. Always be prepared! Be sure to bring:
- Sleeping bag and pad or air mattress
- 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
- Lantern and fuel