HARRISON LAGOON CABIN, AK

Harrison Lagoon Cabin is open for year-round enjoyment, offering a variety of recreational opportunities on land and in water. The cabin's remote location makes an ideal base for exploring the natural beauty of Prince William Sound. The site can be accessed by float plane ...
Status: Open through Wed Dec 31 2014   Season Dates

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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
  • Water is not available at the cabin; guests must bring their own water supply or treat water from nearby sources
  • Please pack out all trash and food
  • Please be aware of the risks of Paralytic Shellfish Poisoning (PSP) before harvesting any shellfish
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AREA HARRISON LAGOON CABIN CABIN NONELECTRIC 6 Accessible 0
Pets Allowed - no
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** Arrival dates earlier than the online-reservation-window may also be available at the campground.
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Frontal view of Harrison Lagoon Cabin Back side of Cabin showing boardwalk leading to outhouse Accessible boardwalk around the Cabin
Overview

Overview

Harrison Lagoon Cabin is open for year-round enjoyment, offering a variety of recreational opportunities on land and in water. The cabin's remote location makes an ideal base for exploring the natural beauty of Prince William Sound.

The site can be accessed by float plane or boat, depending on conditions. Guests are responsible for their own travel arrangements and safety, and must bring several of their own amenities.

Natural Features:

Harrison Lagoon is located on the west side of Port Wells in Prince William Sound. The cabin is tucked into a stand of conifer trees on a gravel spit that separates the lagoon and the Sound. One side faces Port Wells, and the other faces the lagoon. The lagoon itself is surrounded by rocky shoreline and dense evergreen forest, with views of distant snow-capped mountains.

Black bears, Sitka black-tailed deer and bald eagles make their home here (learn about bear safety). The lagoon and Port Wells support many seabirds. Dall's and harbor porpoises, harbor seals, sea otter and some sea lions frequent the area. Orcas are sometimes seen in Port Wells.

Recreation:

Guests who have kayaks can use them for exploring the coast or crossing the lagoon, which offers more hiking possibilities than the area around the cabin. It is possible to walk the lagoon at low tide, but tide tables should be consulted to time the return hike at low tide as well.

Hunting for bear and waterfowl is allowed with the proper permits in designated areas in-season. Fishing is fair for pink salmon in August, either in Lagoon Creek (inland from Harrison Lagoon) or in saltwater. Shrimping is also possible.

Berry pickers can harvest blueberries and salmonberries near the cabin when they are in season.

Facilities:

The 16 x 20 foot cabin sleeps 6 and is equipped with wooden bunks, a table with benches, a propane stove for heat and an outhouse with pit toilet. Propane may be available onsite during the summer season only (June-August).

The cabin does meet accessibility standards, with a boardwalk leading to the outhouse, more floor space and wider doors to accommodate wheelchairs.

Water and electricity are not provided. Drinking water is accessible by kayak at Lagoon Creek or by walking south of the cabin along the shoreline at low tide, although water taken from natural sources must be treated before drinking.

Visitors arriving in winter should bring their own supply of propane. The hookup at the cabin is the same as a standard barbecue grill. Items such as a cook stove, cooking gear, flashlights or lanterns, bedding, toilet paper and garbage bags are not provided. Guests are expected to pack out their trash and clean the cabin before leaving.

Booking Window
Tue Jul 22 2014 - Thu Jan 22 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 Wed Jan 01 2014 Wed Dec 31 2014
Services and Amenities
Within Facility
  • Accessible Pit Toilets
  • Accessible Sites
  • Accessible Walkways
  • Berry Picking
  • Birding
  • Bunkbed(s)
  • Cabin Rentals
  • Creek Access
  • Fire Extinguisher
  • Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Kayaking
  • Propane Heat
  • Table & Chairs
  • 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
Jan 01 2014 -
Dec 31 2014
CABIN NONELECTRIC $35.00

*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):
60.98444, -148.19833
60°59'4"N, 148°11'54"W

The cabin is on the west side of Port Wells, 2 miles north of Hobo Bay. It is accessible by float plane, 40 miles from Anchorage or 60 minutes from Cordova, or by boat, 34 miles from Whittier.

The lagoon drains at low tide and should only be navigated by skiffs. Please consult local tide reports prior to arrival as they affect both transportation and recreation in the area.

The shoal to the east of the lagoon should only be used for short-term anchoring (unprotected). Boats are not provided by the Forest Service. Call the Glacier Ranger District at (907) 783-3242 to check on weather conditions and possible impact on travel.
Contact Information

Mailing Address:

HARRISON LAGOON CABIN
145 Forest Station Road
GIRDWOOD  AK  99587

Phone Number:

Project Office: (907)783-3242
Additional Information