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About Anan Lake Cabin
Anan Lake Cabin was built in 1967, and had its foundation replaced in 1996 through a cost-share partnership with the Wrangell Teachers Association. It is open year-round for relaxation and recreation in Alaskas 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 cabins 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 cookingwith 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. ACTIVITIES Fishing Hiking Wildlife Viewing
Access
Drive In
Operator
USDA Forest Service
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Location
Anan Lake Cabin is located in Alaska
Latitude
56.125 N
Longitude
-131.884 W
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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.
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