This primitive trail follows Fivemile Creek to Colp Lake.Length (one way): 2.5 miles
Rating: More Difficult
USGS Maps: Petersburg D-3 and D-4
Access: You can reach the trailhead via boat or floatplane to the mouth of Fivemile Creek, west of the Sukoi Islands in Frederick Sound, about 5 miles north of Petersburg.
Description/Attractions: The trail begins 200 feet north of the creek. After passing through a small stand of timber, the trail climbs up the creek valley, primarily through muskeg, crossing the creek halfway to the lake. The area offers fishing for cutthroat trout in the creek and lake, day hiking, and camping around the lake. No facilities are provided.
History: The lake was named for Petersburg resident Harry Colp who had a homestead in the Fivemile Creek area in the early 1900’s. Colp is the author of the ‘Strangest Story Ever Told’ which is based on his prospecting experiences in Thomas Bay. The Forest Service constructed the trail to Colp Lake in 1939.