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TROUT LAKE CABIN, AK

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

Overview

Trout Lake Cabin is a large, rustic cabin set alongside Trout Lake. It was recently rebuilt, offering more space for visitors who come to enjoy the forests of south-central Alaska. It provides access to great fishing and canoeing opportunities on the small lake, as well as a variety of trails and wildlife viewing in the area.

The cabin is located just over 7 miles from the south trailhead on the Resurrection Pass Trail. It can be accessed by hiking, mountain biking, horseback riding, cross country skiing, snowshoeing or by floatplane and during open seasons, snowmobiles as well. Visitors are responsible for their own travel arrangements and safety, and must bring several of their own amenities.

Natural Features:

The cabin is located north of Sterling Highway on the eastern shore of the lake. It is surrounded by a willow, spruce and birch forest and open brushy areas. The cabin overlooks the lake and provides views of the nearby mountains. The area is prime moose habitat.

For more information on access and regulations pertaining to this cabin, trail conditions, safety precautions and outdoor safety and ethics, please contact the Seward District office.

Recreation:

Visitors enjoy boating and fishing for rainbow trout and whitefish in Trout Lake. A rowboat with oars is provided at the cabin. Fishing equipment is not provided and permits are required to fish or hunt in the state, click here to learn more about Alaska Department of Fish & Game regulations. Nearby Juneau Creek has Dolly Varden, rainbow trout and grayling as well.

In season, visitors hunt for moose, black and brown bears and wolves in the surrounding forest. Hiking, mountain biking, cross country skiing, skijoring, snowshoeing and snowmobiling (during open seasons) are also popular in the area.

Facilities:

The recently rebuilt two-story log cabin can accommodate up to eight people. It is equipped with wooden bunks, a table, benches and a wood stove for heat. A splitting maul and crosscut saw are available. An outdoor toilet is provided.

There is no electricity, potable water, mattresses, bedding, cooking utensils or cut firewood at the cabin. Visitors should bring sleeping bags and pads, a cook stove, cooking gear and food. Water taken from the lake should be treated or boiled before consumption.

Activities and Amenities

Within Facility
  • Bed(s)
  • Cabin Rentals
  • Campfire Rings
  • Canoeing
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Firewood
  • Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Horseback Riding Trails
  • Hunting
  • Ice Fishing
  • Lake Access
  • Mountain Biking
  • Snowmobiling
  • Snowshoeing
  • Table & Benches
  • Trailheads
  • Vault Toilets
  • Wildlife Viewing
  • 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
  • There is no source of fresh water near the cabin; visitors must bring their own, or boil and treat water taken from the lake
  • Use of this cabin by a commercial operator, such as an outfitter or guide, is not allowed
  • All garbage and food must be packed out
  • Learn more about Chugach 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):
60.55056, -149.8925
60°33'2"N, 149°53'33"W

From the Resurrection Pass South Trailhead, hike 7 miles to spur trail, then continue another half-mile to the cabin. Or via floatplane (30 minutes from Moose Pass, 15 minutes from Coopers Landing). Refer to USGS map Seward C8. Maps are available online or by calling the Seward Ranger District at (907) 224-3374.

Winter travelers need to be able to evaluate avalanche and over-ice travel conditions. For more current travel conditions call the Seward Ranger District at (907)224-3374. The trail is closed to horse/pack stock from April 1 to June 30, and is open to over-snow motorized vehicles from December 1 to April 30 every other winter season, beginning with the winter of 2007-2008. It is closed to motorized vehicles every other winter season beginning with the 2008-2009 winter season.

Contact Information:

Mailing Address:

TROUT LAKE CABIN
334 FOURTH AVE
SEWARD  AK  99664

Phone Number:

Project Office: (907)224-3374
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