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LOWER PARADISE LAKE CABIN, AK
part ofChugach National Forest, US Forest Service
Status: Open year round. Season Dates
OverviewLower Paradise Lake Cabin offers a remote and secluded place to stay in the scenic forest of southe-central Alaska. It provides spectacular glacier views, as well as ample opportunity for fishing on an unpeopled alpine lake. Visitors also enjoy hunting and wildlife viewing.
The cabin is accessible by floatplane and access is extremely difficult in the winter when the lake freezes. Access is possible on the Ptarmigan Creek Trail, through the Snow River Pass and then down to the lake, but the trail is not maintained and very difficult. Visitors are responsible for their own travel arrangements and safety, and must bring several of their own amenities.
The cabin is located east of Seward Highway in the remote Paradise Valley on the north shore of Lower Paradise Lake. It sits in a forest of alder, willow and pine trees at an elevation of about 1,340 feet. A trail to the cabin is not maintained, but offers very scenic views. Wild berries are ripe for the picking in late-summer to fall and the area is home to abundant wildflowers in spring and early-summer.
The cabin offers seclusion and good fishing. A rowboat and oars provided at the cabin give anglers excellent opportunities to catch grayling in the small, adjacent lake. Life jackets are not provided.
The 12x14-ft rustic cabin has wooden bunks and sleeps four people comfortably, but can accommodate up to eight. It is equipped with a table, benches and a wood stove for heat. An outdoor toilet is provided. Firewood is not plentiful in the region.
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Know Before You Go
Getting There:GPS Info. (Latitude, Longitude):
Access is via floatplane only (15 minutes from Moose Pass, 20 minutes from Seward). There is no trail near the cabin and access on foot is a most difficult 8-mile bushwhack from the east end of Ptarmigan Lake Trail, or 14 miles from North Fork Snow River Valley. Trekking to the cabin is recommended only for experienced backcountry hikers.
Travel conditions may be dependent on seasonal and/or weather conditions. For current travel conditions call the Seward Ranger District at (907) 224-3374.
Mailing Address:LOWER PARADISE LAKE CABIN
334 FOURTH AVE
SEWARD AK 99664
Phone Number:Project Office: (907)224-3374