Activities and Amenities
DALE CLEMENS CABIN, AK
part ofChugach National Forest, US Forest Service
Status: Open year round. Season Dates
OverviewDale Clemens Cabin is a rustic cabin in south-central Alaska. It offers great views of the surrounding mountain peaks, and Resurrection Bay and Seward in the distance. Visitors enjoy hunting and exploring, as well as fishing in nearby Lost Lake.
The cabin can be accessed via either a nearly 5-mile moderate trek during the summer months, or a 2.5-mile steep climb from the Lost Lake Trailhead in the winter. It is open year-round, though conditions may impact travel plans. Visitors are responsible for their own travel arrangements and safety, and must bring several of their own amenities.
The cabin is located west of Seward Highway at an elevation of about 1,750 feet. The cabin sits just above tree line, amid mountain meadows and groves of hemlock and spruce trees, as well as grasses and abundant wildflowers.
Visitors enjoy fishing for rainbow trout in Lost Lake. Hunting is available in season for moose, black and brown bears, wolves, mountain goats and ptarmigan.
The recently renovated two-story cabin has two entrances via stairways at ground level. A wooden deck with seating overlooks the surrounding peaks. A cupboard containing multiple propane tanks, stocked by the Forest Service, is located on the porch. Propane may not always be available.
Resurrection Peak and Mt. Ascension tower above the area, at 4,700 and 5,700 feet respectively.
Activities and Amenities
Know Before You Go
Getting There:GPS Info. (Latitude, Longitude):
From milepost 5 on Seward Highway at the Lost Lake subdivision, follow signs to the Lost Lake Trailhead. In the summer, hike 4.5 miles to the cabin. In the winter, ski or snowmobile 2.5 miles to the cabin. From milepost 17 on the Seward Highway, at Primrose Campground and Trailhead, hike 12.6 miles to the cabin on a very steep and rugged trail.
Winter travelers need to be able to evaluate avalanche and over-ice travel conditions. For more current travel conditions call the district office. The trail is closed to horse/pack stock from April 1 to June 30, and is closed to motor vehicles between April 30 and Nov. 30.
Refer to USGS topographical maps Seward A7 and B7. Maps are available online or by calling the Seward Ranger District at (907) 224-3374.
Mailing Address:DALE CLEMENS CABIN
334 FOURTH AVE
SEWARD AK 99664
Phone Number:Project Office: (907)224-3374