TWIN LAKES CABIN (AK), AK

Twin Lakes Cabin, built in 1963, sits on the mouth of Twin Lakes Slough on the Stikine River in the Stikine-LeConte Wilderness. It is open year-round for relaxation and recreational use in Alaska's beautiful Inside Passage. The site can be accessed by shallow draft boat, 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
  • Water is not available at the cabin; guests must bring their own water supply or be prepared to treat water taken from natural sources
  • There is no cell phone service at the cabin
  • Please pack out all trash and food
  • Use of this cabin by a commercial operator, such as an outfitter or guide, is not allowed
  • This cabin is in a designated Wilderness area, and access by helicopter is illegal
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Pets Allowed - no
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Overview

Overview

Twin Lakes Cabin, built in 1963, sits on the mouth of Twin Lakes Slough on the Stikine River in the Stikine-LeConte Wilderness. It is open year-round for relaxation and recreational use in Alaska's beautiful Inside Passage.

The site can be accessed by shallow draft boat, float plane or kayak, depending on conditions. Low river levels can affect access to the cabin and Twin Lakes. Guests are responsible for their own travel arrangements and safety, and must bring several of their own amenities.

Natural Features:

The cabin sits on relatively flat land facing Limb Island and the upper end of Hooligan Slough. The surrounding trees are primarily Sitka spruce, cottonwood, alder and willow. The vegetation in front of the cabin is mostly grass, with meadows nearby.

A sand beach between the riverbank and the slough can be accessed at low river levels. Steep mountains rise from behind Figure 8 Lake, known locally as Twin Lakes, which is about 400 feet behind the cabin.

Brown and black bears are common in the area, and moose may be seen in the willow thickets (bear safety information). Mountain goats inhabit the nearby mountains. The Stikine River tide flats are a major stop for migratory waterfowl and shorebirds in the spring and fall.

Recreation:

Fishing is possible in Dog Salmon Creek (North Arm Creek) about 1.7 miles west of the cabin. Cutthroat trout is available from May through September. Salmon fishing includes chum, pink in July and August, and silver in August and September.

Twin Lakes offers opportunities for swimming, paddling and water skiing. A picnic site is located on the south shore of the lake that includes two campfire rings. When entrance to the lakes becomes restricted at low river levels, a 0.1-mile trail leads from the cabin to the site (Stikine River level at Shakes Gage).

It is possible to explore the Stikine River area and the Stikine-LeConte Wilderness by canoe or kayak, but local tide charts and river levels should be consulted in advance. Hunting is available in the area with the proper permits.

Facilities:

The 16-by-16 cabin (A-frame style) has two single bunks (one with a trundle bed) and a second-floor loft, to sleep up to seven people. The cabin also has a table with benches, oil stove (No.1 oil only), broom and outhouse. The partially covered front porch has a built-in bench and wooden cooler box for food storage.

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

Heating oil is not supplied by the Forest Service. In addition to bringing a supply of No.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 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
Sat Jul 12 2014 - Mon Jan 12 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
  • Beach
  • Birding
  • Boating
  • Broom & Dust Pan
  • Bunkbed(s)
  • Cabin Rentals
  • Campfire Rings
  • Canoeing
  • Food Storage Locker
  • Heater
  • Hunting
  • Kayaking
  • Lake Access
  • Outhouse
  • Picnic Area
  • River Access
  • Swimming
  • Table & Chairs
  • Water Skiing
  • Wildlife Viewing
Greater Than 1 Mile
  • Fishing
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:
Visa Mastercard Amex Discover UnionPay JCB

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 $35.00
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 $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):
56.6975, -132.26722
56°41'51"N, 132°16'2"W

Located on the north side of the Stikine River near Figure 8 Lake (Twin Lakes), in the Stikine-LeConte Wilderness. The cabin is 17 miles from Wrangell, accessible by shallow draft boat or float plane during moderate to high river levels. A minimum 16-foot river level is generally needed for float plane landings. Low river levels limit small boat access as Hooligan Slough becomes shallow or blocked.

A tide of 14 feet or higher is required for a shallow draft boat to cross the tide flats. The river is normally ice-free May to October. Please check local conditions ahead of time by calling the Wrangell Ranger District at (907) 874-2323.
Contact Information

Mailing Address:

TWIN LAKES CABIN (AK)
P.O. BOX 51
WRANGELL  AK  99929

Phone Number:

Project Office: (907)874-2323
Additional Information