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About Dale Clemens Cabin
Dale Clemens Cabin is a rustic cabin in south-central Alaska. It offers great views of the surrounding mountain peaks, and Resurrection Bay and Seward in the distance. Visitors enjoy hunting and exploring, as well as fishing in nearby Lost Lake. The cabin can be accessed by hiking, biking, skiing and snowmobile. It is open year-round, though conditions may impact travel plans. Visitors are responsible for their own travel arrangements and safety, and must bring several of their own amenities. Natural Features: The cabin is located west of Seward Highway at an elevation of about 1,750 feet. The cabin sits just above tree line, amid mountain meadows and groves of hemlock and spruce trees, as well as grasses and abundant wildflowers. Winter snow can linger into July and the cabin is susceptible to heavy fog and rain in the summer, as well as whiteout conditions in the winter. A variety of wildlife makes its home in the area. For more information on access and regulations pertaining to this cabin, trail conditions, safety precautions and outdoor safety and ethics, please contact the Seward Ranger District. Recreation: Visitors enjoy fishing for rainbow trout in Lost Lake. Hunting is available in season for moose, black and brown bears, wolves, mountain goats and ptarmigan. Hiking, cross country skiing, snowshoeing and snowmobiling are also popular activities. Facilities: The two-story cabin has two entrances via stairways at ground level. A wooden deck with seating overlooks the surrounding peaks. A storage area containing multiple propane tanks, stocked by the Forest Service, is located on the porch. Propane may not always be available. It may be necessary to bring a 20- pound propane cylinder; contact the Seward Ranger District for more information. Inside the cabin are wooden bunks and a loft that will sleep up to eight people. Counterspace,table,benches, and a propane heater are also provided. An outhouse is located outside the cabin. There is no electricity, potable water, mattresses, bedding or cooking utensils. Visitors should bring sleeping bags and pads, a cook stove, cooking gear and food. Water from the lakes or streams should be treated or boiled before consumption. Nearby Attractions: Resurrection Peak and Mt. Ascension tower above the area, at 4,700 and 5,700 feet respectively. ACTIVITIES Fishing Hiking Hunting Winter Sports: Cross Country Skiing Wildlife Viewing
Access
Drive In, Hike In
Operator
USDA Forest Service
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Pets Allowed
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Location
Dale Clemens Cabin is located in Alaska
Latitude
60.198 N
Longitude
-149.414 W
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Directions
From milepost 5 on Seward Highway turn onto Scott Way and follow signs to the Lost Lake Trailhead. In the summer, hike 4.5 miles to the cabin. In the winter, ski or snowmobile 2.5 miles to the cabin. From milepost 17 on the Seward Highway, at Primrose Campground and Trailhead, hike 12.6 miles to the cabin on a steep and rugged trail . Winter travelers need to be able to evaluate avalanche and over-ice travel conditions. For more current travel conditions call the district office. The trail is closed to horse/pack stock from April 1 to June 30, and is closed to motor vehicles between April 30 and Nov. 30. Refer to USGS topographical maps Seward A7 and B7. Maps are available online or by calling the Seward Ranger District at 907-288-3178.For more trail information see the following links: Lost Lake Trail https://www.fs.usda.gov/recarea/chugach/recreation/hiking/recarea/?recid=16811&actid=51 Primrose Trail https://www.fs.usda.gov/recarea/chugach/recreation/hiking/recarea/?recid=16812&actid=51
2 Reviews of Dale Clemens Cabin
One of Alaska's best

The Dale Clemins cabin is one of everyone's favorites. The hike to the cabin isn't too strenuous, and runs through beautiful lush temperate rainforest. It's stocked with propane for heat, so you don't have to haul in or scavenge for firewood. The cabin has plenty of sleeping room, plus a beautiful deck with views of glaciers and overlooks Resurrection Bay

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Cozy USFS cabin!

We hiked in 4.5 miles on the summer route to reach Dale Clemons cabin. There was some snow in the higher elevations at the end of May. - Always know your weather conditions!- The cabin slept 8 of us comfortably, and as always, the USFS has kept this cabin in great shape!

Note: The cabin can be accessed by hiking, biking, skiing and snowmobile. It is open year-round, though conditions may impact travel plans.

Winter snow can linger into July and the cabin is susceptible to heavy fog and rain in the summer, as well as whiteout conditions in the winter.