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EAGLE LAKE CABIN, AK

part ofTongass National Forest, US Forest Service
Photo: EAGLE LAKE CABIN
Status: Open year round.   Season Dates
 

Overview

Eagle Lake Cabin is available for year-round and is located on the mainland, within Alaska's beautiful Inside Passage. This secluded retreat offers a true back country experience, relaxation and access to a variety of recreational activities.

The site can only be accessed by float plane, depending on conditions. The lake freezes in winter, which may prevent float planes from landing. Visitors are responsible for their own travel arrangements and safety, and must bring several of their own amenities.

Natural Features:

The cabin sits on a gravel outwash, with a view over Eagle Lake. The surrounding rainforest is primarily Sitka spruce and western hemlock with scattered cedar. Steep hills provide the backdrop for the cabin and the lake.

This area provides habitat for brown and black bears (bear safety information). Mountain goats may be seen on the surrounding ridges.

Recreation:

Anglers can fish for cutthroat trout in the lake from May through September. Guests can use the provided skiff with oars, but must provide their own flotation devices.

Hunting is possible in designated seasons with the proper permits.

Facilities:

The 12-by-14 cabin (hunter-style) has two single and two double bunks, to sleep up to six people. It is also equipped with a table and benches, broom, wood stove and an outhouse toilet. A bear-proof food storage locker is provided. A woodshed is also on the premises, and is stocked with firewood and a splitting maul.

Water and electricity are not provided. Water is available from an adjacent stream, but guests should be sure to treat water before drinking or cooking with it (water safety tips). It is recommended that guests bring their own water supply.

In addition to bringing a cook stove, guests should pack sleeping bags, sleeping pads, lanterns or flashlights, cookware, plates, utensils, food, toilet paper, garbage bags, a fire extinguisher and matches, among other necessities. Guests are expected to pack out trash and clean the cabin before leaving (click here for more cabin details).

Activities and Amenities

Within Facility
  • Bunkbed(s)
  • Cabin Rentals
  • Firewood
  • Fishing
  • Food Storage Locker
  • Hunting
  • Lake Access
  • Non-Motorized Boating
  • Outhouse
  • Table & Chairs
  • Wood Stove
Know Before You Go
  • This facility is located in an extremely remote and wild area; before making a reservation, become aware of bear, water, and weather safety (including cold)
  • Recreating in Alaska can present both obvious and hidden dangers; please be aware of your surroundings and be prepared for extended stays due to occasionally poor weather
  • Water is not available at the cabin; guests must bring their own water supply or treat water from natural sources
  • There is no cell phone service at the cabin
  • Please pack out all trash and food
  • Use of this cabin by a commercial operator, such as an outfitter or guide, is not allowed
  • Wood shutters have been installed on all cabin windows; please close shutters before leaving
  • Click here for more information about Tongass National Forest
  • Don't Move Firewood: Prevent the spread of tree-killing pests by purchasing firewood near your destination and burning it on-site. For more information visit dontmovefirewood.org.

Getting There:

GPS Info. (Latitude, Longitude):
56.06028, -131.46611
56°3'37"N, 131°27'58"W

The cabin is located southeast of Wrangell, on the east shore of Eagle Lake. The lake is on the mainland south of Bradfield Canel (at an elevation of about 300 feet) and is about 44 miles by air from Wrangell. This cabin is accessible by float plane only.

The lake is normally ice free from May to October. In the fall, winter, and early spring, the cabin may be inaccessible due to frozen lake surface (float planes cannot land). Please check local conditions in advance by calling (907) 874-2323.

Contact Information:

Mailing Address:

EAGLE LAKE CABIN

TONGASS/WRANGELL  AK 

Phone Number:

Project Office: (907)874-2323
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