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ANAN LAKE CABIN, AK
part ofTongass National Forest, US Forest Service
Status: Open through Thu Dec 31 2015 Season Dates
OverviewAnan Lake Cabin was built in 1967, and had its foundation replaced in 1996 through a cost-share partnership with the Wrangell Teacher's Association. It is open year-round for relaxation and recreation in Alaska's beautiful Inside Passage.
The site can be accessed by float plane, depending on conditions. The beach in front of the cabin is ideal for plane parking. Visitors are responsible for their own travel arrangements and safety, and must bring several of their own amenities.
The cabin sits on the mainland above Anan Bay at the south end of Anan Lake. The terrain adjacent to cabin features moderate to steep mountain peaks, covered primarily with Sitka spruce and western hemlock rainforest with some cedar. Muskeg is also common. A fast-flowing stream runs adjacent to the cabin.
Boulder Lake is about 0.3 miles from the cabin. There is no developed trail access between the cabin and Boulder Lake. The trail shown on topographic maps from Anan Lake to saltwater is primitive. The lower portion of this primitive trail passes through an area closed to the public between June 15 and September 15.
This pre-cut cedar wood frame cabin (hunter-style) sleeps 4 people with 2 double and 2 single bunks. The cabin is also equipped with a table with benches, oil stove (#1 oil only), broom and an outhouse toilet.
The Anan Wildlife Observatory is a popular destination for bear watchers during the peak months of July and August to watch brown and black bears hunt for salmon in Anan Creek. A permit is required to visit the observatory, which is $10 per day. There is no developed access from Anan Lake Cabin to the observatory; access is by boat or float plane.
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Know Before You Go
Getting There:GPS Info. (Latitude, Longitude):
The cabin is on the south end of Anan Lake, which is on the mainland (231' elevation) above Anan Bay. This cabin is accessible by float plane only, and is 31 miles by air from Wrangell. The lake is normally ice-free May through October. At other times, ice may prevent float planes from landing. Please check local conditions in advance by calling (907) 874-2323.
Mailing Address:ANAN LAKE CABIN
Phone Number:Project Office: (907)874-2323