ANAN LAKE CABIN, AK

Anan Lake Cabin was built in 1967, and had its foundation replaced in 1996 through a cost-share partnership with the Wrangell Teacher's Association. It is open year-round for relaxation and recreation in Alaska's beautiful Inside Passage. The site can be accessed by float...
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  • 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 cell phone service at the cabin
  • Water is not available at the cabin; guests must bring their own water supply or treat water from natural sources
  • Please pack out all trash and food
  • Use of this cabin by a commercial operator, such as an outfitter or guide, is not allowed
  • Click here for more information about Tongass National Forest
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Pets Allowed - no
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Overview

Overview

Anan Lake Cabin was built in 1967, and had its foundation replaced in 1996 through a cost-share partnership with the Wrangell Teacher's Association. It is open year-round for relaxation and recreation in Alaska's beautiful Inside Passage.

The site can be accessed by float plane, depending on conditions. The beach in front of the cabin is ideal for plane parking. Visitors are responsible for their own travel arrangements and safety, and must bring several of their own amenities.

Natural Features:

The cabin sits on the mainland above Anan Bay at the south end of Anan Lake. The terrain adjacent to cabin features moderate to steep mountain peaks, covered primarily with Sitka spruce and western hemlock rainforest with some cedar. Muskeg is also common. A fast-flowing stream runs adjacent to the cabin.

Black and brown bears, deer, bald eagles and waterfowl are abundant in this area (bear safety information). The salmon run in Anan Creek during July and August is a peak time for bear activity in the area.

Recreation:

Boulder Lake is about 0.3 miles from the cabin. There is no developed trail access between the cabin and Boulder Lake. The trail shown on topographic maps from Anan Lake to saltwater is primitive. The lower portion of this primitive trail passes through an area closed to the public between June 15 and September 15.

Guests can use the cabin's skiff with oars to explore the lake; however, they must supply their own personal flotation devices and secure the skiff before leaving the cabin. Fishing for cutthroat trout in Anan Lake is possible from May to September and silver salmon in September. Anan Creek offers steelhead fishing in April and May and pink salmon in July and August.

In-season hunting is popular in designated areas with the proper permits.

Facilities:

This pre-cut cedar wood frame cabin (hunter-style) sleeps 4 people with 2 double and 2 single bunks. The cabin is also equipped with a table with benches, oil stove (#1 oil only), broom and an outhouse toilet.

Water and electricity are not provided. Water is available from the lake and stream next to the cabin, but visitors should be sure to treat water before drinking or cooking with it. It is recommended that visitors bring their own water supply.

Heating oil is not supplied by the Forest Service. In addition to bringing a supply of #1 stove oil, guests should pack sleeping bags, sleeping pads, a cooking stove, lanterns or flashlights, cookware, plates, utensils, food, toilet paper, garbage bags, a fire extinguisher and fire starter. Guests are expected to pack out trash and clean the cabin before leaving (click here for more cabin details).

Nearby Attractions:

The Anan Wildlife Observatory is a popular destination for bear watchers during the peak months of July and August to watch brown and black bears hunt for salmon in Anan Creek. A permit is required to visit the observatory, which is $10 per day. There is no developed access from Anan Lake Cabin to the observatory; access is by boat or float plane.

Booking Window
Mon Jul 28 2014 - Wed Jan 28 2015

Reservations can be made for today and can be made up to 6 Month(s) in advance.

Season Dates

Season Schedule

Park Season Start End
Peak Tue Apr 29 2014 Sun Sep 28 2014
Non Peak Mon Sep 29 2014 Wed Dec 31 2014
Non Peak Thu Jan 01 2015 Tue Apr 28 2015
Peak Wed Apr 29 2015 Mon Sep 28 2015
Services and Amenities
Within Facility
  • Birding
  • Broom & Dust Pan
  • Bunkbed(s)
  • Cabin Rentals
  • Creek Access
  • Fishing
  • Heater
  • Hiking
  • Lake Access
  • Non-Motorized Boating
  • Outhouse
  • Trails
  • Wildlife Viewing
Fees and Cancellation Policies

Fees and Cancellation

Fee Information
Payment in full will be charged to your credit card upon completion of the reservation. A $9.00 non-refundable on line reservation fee may be charged for some facilities.

Payment Methods Accepted On-line:
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Changes and Cancellations
A $10.00 service fee will apply if you change or cancel your reservation. Late cancellations are subject to additional fees. For full details see NRRS Reservation Policy

Special Policy Applicable to this Facility
Only one change per reservation for all Alaska cabins is allowed. Change is defined as a modification to the start or end date of the reservation; after one change has been made, if additional changes are desired, the customer must cancel the current reservation and re-book the new dates.

Facility Rates*
Park Season Site Type Nightly/Daily Rates
Peak Season
Apr 29 2014 -
Sep 28 2014
CABIN NONELECTRIC $25.00
Non Peak Season
Sep 29 2014 -
Dec 31 2014
CABIN NONELECTRIC $25.00
Non Peak Season
Jan 01 2015 -
Apr 28 2015
CABIN NONELECTRIC $25.00
Peak Season
Apr 29 2015 -
Sep 28 2015
CABIN NONELECTRIC $25.00

*Displayed rates do not reflect discounts, attribute fees (electrical hook-ups / water hook-ups), taxes or incremental charges
**Weekly rates may not be available for all sites
Getting There
GPS Info. (Latitude, Longitude):
56.12472, -131.88361
56°7'29"N, 131°53'1"W

The cabin is on the south end of Anan Lake, which is on the mainland (231' elevation) above Anan Bay. This cabin is accessible by float plane only, and is 31 miles by air from Wrangell. The lake is normally ice-free May through October. At other times, ice may prevent float planes from landing. Please check local conditions in advance by calling (907) 874-2323.
Contact Information

Mailing Address:

ANAN LAKE CABIN

TONGASS/WRANGELL  AK 

Phone Number:

Project Office: (907)874-2323
Additional Information