The One Duck shelter is a three sided camping shelter at the top of a steep alpine hiking trail (One Duck Trail.) The shelter offers amazing views of the surrounding mountains and a nice base camp for hiking, hunting, or skiing in the winter. Shelter includes a fire ring and four sleeping platforms. First-come, first served. The alpine area is good for deer hunting as well as cross country and back country skiing.
At a Glance
Directions: The shelter is located at the top of One Duck Trail (a 1.1 mile steep alpine trail.) The trailhead is located on the Hydaburg Road (paved) approximately 2½ miles after the Hollis-Klawock Highway intersection. The parking lot is on the west side of the road while the trail starts on the east side. USGS Map: Craig B-3.
Camping & Cabins
Staying at the One Duck 3-Sided Shelter does not require a reservation, but is first-come, first-served. Access to this site includes a difficult hike up a well-maintained trail.
Hike this 1.3 mile trail up to alpine.
campfires allowed in the One Duck Shelter
1500 feet elevation change
Big Game Hunting
Wildlife includes Sitka black-tailed deer, black bears and wolves. Hunting for these species in designated seasons. Review Alaska Department of Fish and Game hunting and fishing regulations.
Accessed from the 1.25 mile One Duck Hiking Trail, the camping shelter offers exquisite views of surrounding mountain peaks. Explore the alpine muskegs behind the shelter to achieve wide views over the surrounding area.
Snowshoe up to the open alpine area at the top of the One Duck Trail and put on your skis for a great, high elevation ski on lightly undulating alpine.
Bring wood and fire starter to the One Duck Shelter.