HECKMAN LAKE CABIN, AK

Heckman Lake Cabin is located in the Naha Recreation Area at the end of the Naha River National Recreation Trail. The cabin is open year-round, offering opportunities for sightseeing, relaxation and recreation. The site can be accessed by float plane or by boating into Naha Bay...
Status: Open through Wed Dec 31 2014   Season Dates

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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; guests must bring their own water supply
  • Please pack out all trash and food
  • Please do not confuse this cabin with the Southeast Heckman Lake Cabin, which is located on the other end of the lake, is larger and wheelchair accessible
  • Please conserve firewood; supplied firewood is for wood stove use only
  • Use of this cabin by a commercial operator, such as an outfitter or guide, is not allowed
  • High levels of Paralytic Shellfish Poisoning (PSP) have been reported in this area
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AREA HECKMAN LAKE CABIN CABIN NONELECTRIC 6 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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Overview

Overview

Heckman Lake Cabin is located in the Naha Recreation Area at the end of the Naha River National Recreation Trail. The cabin is open year-round, offering opportunities for sightseeing, relaxation and recreation.

The site can be accessed by float plane or by boating into Naha Bay and hiking six miles on the Naha River National Recreation Trail. Guests are responsible for their own travel arrangements and safety, and must bring several of their own amenities.

Natural Features:

The cabin sits on a low knoll and is backed by old-growth Sitka Spruce and western hemlock. The front deck of the cabin overlooks the lake and the gentle, densely forested mountain slopes on the opposite shore.

Sitka black-tailed deer, black bears, beavers, marten, otters, mink and wolves are common to the area (bear safety information). Trumpeter swans are frequently seen on the lakes within the Naha Recreation Area.

Recreation:

The Naha River provides opportunities to fish for trout and Dolly Varden. There are also steelhead and salmon runs.

Guests have use of the cabin's provided 14-foot aluminum skiff with oars, but they must provide their own life jackets. A short shaft motor can be used with the skiff, but one is not provided.

The Naha River National Recreation Trail winds downstream along the river through old-growth Sitka spruce and western hemlock rain forest. Sights between Naha Bay and Heckman Lake include Roosevelt Lagoon, Jordan Lake and a waterfall.

Facilities:

This 12-by-14 cabin (pan-abode style) has two single and two double bunks, to accommodate up to six people. It is also equipped with a table and benches, wood stove, firewood, axe and splitting maul, broom and an outhouse.

Water and electricity are not provided. Water is available from a nearby creek or the lake, but guests should be sure to treat water before drinking or cooking with it (water safety tips). It is recommended that guests bring their own water supply.

Other items to pack include sleeping bags, sleeping pads, lanterns or flashlights, cookware, plates, utensils, food, toilet paper, garbage bags, a fire extinguisher and matches, among other necessities. Guests are expected to pack out trash and clean the cabin before leaving (click here for more cabin details).

Booking Window
Thu Apr 24 2014 - Fri Oct 24 2014

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
Non Peak Wed Jan 01 2014 Mon Apr 28 2014
Peak Tue Apr 29 2014 Sun Sep 28 2014
Non Peak Mon Sep 29 2014 Wed Dec 31 2014
Services and Amenities
Within Facility
  • Birding
  • Boating
  • Broom & Dust Pan
  • Bunkbed(s)
  • Cabin Rentals
  • Firewood
  • Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Lake Access
  • Table & Chairs
  • Trails
  • Vault Toilets
  • Wildlife Viewing
  • Wood Stove
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
Non Peak Season
Jan 01 2014 -
Apr 28 2014
CABIN NONELECTRIC $25.00
Peak Season
Apr 29 2014 -
Sep 28 2014
CABIN NONELECTRIC $35.00
Non Peak Season
Sep 29 2014 -
Dec 31 2014
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):
55.58381, -131.54102
55°35'2"N, 131°32'28"W

The cabin is located approximately 15 miles from Ketchikan within the Naha Recreation Area. It is located near the outlet of Heckman Lake at the terminus of the Naha Recreation Trail. It is 6 miles up the trail from Naha Bay. Access is by hiking the trail from Naha Bay or by float plane. There is a large dock located at the trailhead. Refer to USGS topographic map for Ketchikan, C-5.

In fall, winter and early spring, the cabin may be inaccessible due to frozen lake surface (float planes cannot land). Please contact the Ketchikan Ranger District at (907) 225-2148 for information prior to making reservations during these periods.
Contact Information

Mailing Address:

HECKMAN LAKE CABIN

KETCHIKAN AK

Phone Number:

Project Office:(907)225-2148
Additional Information