HUGH SMITH LAKE CABIN, AK

Hugh Smith Lake Cabin is located on the mainland within the Misty Fiords National Monument Wilderness. This rustic, secluded retreat is open year-round for relaxation and recreation in Alaska's beautiful Inside Passage. The site can be accessed by float plane, depending on...
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
  • This cabin is in a designated Wilderness area, and access by helicopter is illegal
  • 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
  • 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
  • Click here for more information about Tongass 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.
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Pets Allowed - no
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Overview

Overview

Hugh Smith Lake Cabin is located on the mainland within the Misty Fiords National Monument Wilderness. This rustic, secluded retreat 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. 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 peninsula that extends into Hugh Smith Lake. It is surrounded by an old-growth forest of Sitka spruce, western hemlock and cedar. Guests have views of the lake and the gentle, forested slopes on the opposite shore.

This area is home to a large population of brown bears. Other species that make their home in the wilderness include Sitka black-tailed deer, wolves, martens and moose. A variety of waterfowl may be seen around the lake.

Recreation:

There is a working fish weir near the outlet of the lake. Anglers can fish for cutthroat, Dolly Varden and sockeye salmon. Guests can use the cabin's 14-foot aluminum skiff with oars, but they must provide their own life jackets.

An abandoned cannery site sits at the east end of the lake, inviting exploration. Hikers will find a trail leading to saltwater.

Facilities:

This 12x14-ft. pan-abode style cabin sleeps six and comes equipped with two single bunks, two double bunks, 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 the lake, but guests should be sure to treat water before drinking or cooking with it. 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 fire starter. Guests are expected to pack out trash and clean the cabin before leaving. Click here for more cabin details.

Booking Window
Thu Jul 10 2014 - Sat Jan 10 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
Services and Amenities
Within Facility
  • Birding
  • Boating
  • Broom & Dust Pan
  • Bunkbed(s)
  • Cabin Rentals
  • Firewood
  • Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Lake Access
  • Table & Benches
  • 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
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

*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):
55.09417, -130.64444
55°5'39"N, 130°38'40"W

The cabin is located approximately 55 air miles southeast of Ketchikan on the mainland south of Marten Arm. Accessible by floatplane. No moorage available. This cabin is in a designated Wilderness area, and access by helicopter is illegal. Refer to USGS Ketchikan A-3.

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

Mailing Address:

HUGH SMITH LAKE CABIN

KETCHIKAN/MISTY  AK 

Phone Number:

Project Office: (907)225-2148
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