Come walk in the footsteps of an early 20th century trapper, prospector, and local woodworker with a stay in the Joe Thompson Cabin on the shores of Lake Clark in Lake Clark National Park.
The cabin is rustic and accommodates up to three people. It is equipped with a wood stove, table and chairs and an outhouse nearby. Sleeping accommodations include wooden bunks -- with two twin size beds (bring your own pads). There is no electricity or running water at the cabin. Fresh water is available in the lake but must be treated. The cabin is equipped with a fire extinguisher and smoke detectors. There is no cell phone coverage at the cabin. There are no mooring buoys at this location.
The cabin does not offer trash service; nor does the nearby community of Port. Alsworth. Air taxis may accommodate visitor trash for a fee in Anchorage or other surrounding communities.
Dogs are allowed at the cabin.
Please use wood sparingly in the cabin for heating purposes only.
Maximum Consecutive Stay limit of 5 nights for a limit of 21 nights in a calendar year is imposed.
Cabin is only accessible by floatplane or boat; water taxis are available from Port Alsworth.
You are responsible for bringing your own cook stove, lighter, utensils, sleeping pads, bedding, toilet paper, drinking water, and/or means to treat drinking water.
Park regulations require all food, garbage, and other scented items be secured inside the cabin or bear resistant food storage locker or canister at all times because bears frequent this area. Food storage violations could result in immediate termination of the cabin reservation in addition to a fine.
Pack out all trash and remaining food. Lake Clark National Park and Joe Thompson Cabin do not offer trash service. Port Alsworth is a rural Alaska community without a public waste or trash system.
No smoking inside cabin. All cigarette butts must be packed out with other garbage.
Help conserve firewood; use only when necessary. Report any problems with the woodstove to park staff.
It is highly recommended that backcountry travelers carry a means of communication and file a trip plan with someone they know.
Travel plans in this area are frequently affected by weather, carrying extra supplies and having some flexibility in your schedule is highly recommended.
This facility does not receive cleaning between groups. Guests are strongly encouraged to clean surfaces before and after use.
The Joe Thompson Cabin sits on the shore of Lake Clark, approximately 14 miles north of Port Alsworth, Alaska. The cabin is set back in the forest with views of the lake. Streams and a developed trail are neearby.
This is a remote backcountry cabin with the closest amenities available in Port Alsworth. The Portage Creek Trailhead is adjacent to the cabin.
The cabin is an ideal location for kayaking, boating, fishing and wildlife viewing. Please refer to Alaska Department of Fish and Game for fishing regulations and license requirements. A trip up the nearby Portage Creek trail takes you above the treeline into the highcountry west of the lake for stunning views of the Aleutian and Alaskan Ranges.
For campground inquiries, please call: Anchorage (907) 644-3626 Port Alsworth: (907) 781-2218
The cabin is 120 air miles from Anchorage and 14 miles from Port Alsworth. Visitors must arrange their own transportation. This cabin is accessible by float plane, water taxi, or private vessel. Kayakers with advanced skills can reach the cabin from Port Alsworth. There are no mooring buoys at this location.