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MIDDLE DANGEROUS RIVER CABIN, AK

part ofTongass National Forest, US Forest Service
Photo: MIDDLE DANGEROUS RIVER CABIN
Status: Open year round.   Season Dates
 

Overview

Middle Dangerous River Cabin is situated near the bank of the Dangerous River about 30 miles southeast of Yakutat. This remote retreat is open year-round, offering scenic views, wildlife watching and hunting opportunities.

The site can be accessed by jetboat or hiking a 4-mile trail from the Dangerous River Bridge. Visitors are responsible for their own travel arrangements and safety, and must bring several of their own amenities.

Natural Features:

The cabin sits on flat and wet terrain, surrounded by willow and alder thickets and scattered cottonwood trees. Visitors enjoy spectacular views of the Dangerous River and its many gravel bars, which attract nesting gulls.

Brown and black bears are common in this area, and moose can sometimes be seen in the surrounding willow thickets. Sandhill cranes and geese visit the area during spring and fall migration.

Recreation:

The Dangerous River is a large glacial river with numerous logjams, sandbars and floating ice. Non-motorized boats are not recommended, and boaters should use extreme caution when navigating the river.

Moose hunting is excellent in season and requires the proper permit.

Facilities:

This 12x16-ft. hunter style cabin sleeps four people with four single wooden bunks. The cabin also has a table and benches, broom, an oil heater and food preparation space. An outhouse, campfire ring and 12x12-ft. meat shed are located outside.

Water, heating oil and electricity are not provided. Visitors must supply their own drinking water as well as #1 diesel oil or kerosene for the heater. One gallon can last 2-10 hours, depending on the heat setting. An empty 5-gallon tank is provided.

Other items to bring include sleeping bags, sleeping pads, food, a cooking stove, cookware, plates, utensils, lanterns or flashlights, toilet paper, garbage bags, a fire extinguisher and fire starter. Visitors are expected to pack out trash and clean the cabin before leaving. Click here for more cabin details.

Activities and Amenities

Within Facility
  • Birding
  • Boating
  • Broom & Dust Pan
  • Bunkbed(s)
  • Cabin Rentals
  • Campfire Rings
  • Heater
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Pit Toilets
  • River Access
  • Table & Chairs
  • Trails
  • Wildlife Viewing
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; visitors must bring their own water supply
  • Please pack out all trash and food
  • Click here for more information about Tongass National Forest

Getting There:

GPS Info. (Latitude, Longitude):
59.41333, -139.09389
59°24'48"N, 139°5'38"W

The cabin is located 30 miles southeast of Yakutat, 200 feet east of Dangerous River. Access is by jetboat or a 4-mile trail from the Dangerous River Bridge at the end of Forest Highway 10.

Contact Information:

Mailing Address:

MIDDLE DANGEROUS RIVER CABIN
P.O. BOX 327
CHATHAM/YAKUTAT AK 99689

Phone Number:

Project Office:(907)784-3359
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