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Ketchikan Alaska Camping and RVing

Ketchikan offers private and public camping and RV facilities.

This US Forest Service managed recreation area provides three camp grounds:

Ward Coveward lake camping map

Signal Creek Campground

Part of the Ward Lake Recreation Area , one of 2 drive-in campgrounds (24 units). This area is adjacent to hiking trails, and lake and stream fishing. Camping units are available for a $10.00 nightly fee. Advance reservations can be made for designated sites in Signal Creek Campground by calling 1-877-444-6777 (TDD: 1-877-844-6777). All unreserved sites are available on a first-come-first-serve basis.
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Three C's Campground

Part of the Ward Lake Recreation Area, one of 2 drive-in campgrounds (4 units). This area is adjacent to hiking trails, and lake and stream fishing. Camping units are available for a $10.00 nightly fee. All unreserved sites are available on a first-come-first-serve basis. This campground will be closed unless it is needed because the other campgrounds are full.

shelter coveSettler’s Cove State Park

Alaska State Parks operates one at Settler’s Cove State Park. A popular local pastime, your neighbors could very well be Ketchikan residents out for a getaway. Public facilities charge from $5 to $10 per night. Water and public lavatories are available at all locations. Hiking trails, proximity to lakes or beaches and summer interpretive programs are available as well.

Last Chance Campground

Located 10 miles north of Ketchikan on Revilla Road. 19 drive in camping units (17 of these are fully accessible to people in wheelchairs) available for a $10.00 nightly fee. Paved road access. Facilities include fire rings, garbage cans, vault toilets, and handpump water - no hookups. Trout and Salmon in nearby lakes and streams. Last Chance Campground was reconstructed in 1995 and is designed to be barrier free. Advance reservations can be made for designated sites in Last Chance Campground by calling 1-877-444-6777 (TDD: 1-877-844-6777). All unreserved sites are available on a first-come-first-serve basis.

The USFS United States Forest Service and Alaska State Parks Recreational Cabins

Another option to consider for camping in the wild. Prices run from $25 to $45 per night. The USFS also maintains docks and floats for boats to utilize adjacent to many recreational areas and cabins. Most publicly managed recreation lands allow tent camping but check before you go for regulations. Private RV facilities are also available, space fills quickly so book early. Click on the map for a larger view and to print.

Adirondack Shelters Near Ketchikan:map of cabins

Lake Shelokum Shelter

Located 50 air miles north of Ketchikan at the west inlet to Lake Shelokum on Shelokum Lake Trail (#701).

Long Lake Shelter

Located 45 air miles north of Ketchikan at the west end of Long Lake at the terminus of Long Lake Trail (#719).

McDonald Lake Shelter

Located 50 air miles north of Ketchikan 1/2 mile down McDonald Lake Trail (#745) from McDonald Lake Cabin. Shelter is in poor shape, but still usable.
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Reflection Lake Shelter

Located 50 air miles north of Ketchikan at south end of Reflection Lake. Shelter is located on Reflection Lake Trail (#731) about 1/2 mile before the Reflection Lake Cabin.

Wolf Lake Shelter

Located 18 miles north of Ketchikan on the northwest shore of Wolf Lake at the terminus of Wolf Lake Trail (#744).