The Hugh Smith Lake trail is .5 miles long. The trail leads through dense forest to the log jam at the lake outlet. Here the Alaska Department of Fish and Game maintains a fish weir for studying the sockeye salmon population. Their camp is located to the right of the trail. There are no recreational facilities along the trail. There is a USFS cabin on the lake, but it can NOT be accessed by the trail and is accessible only by floatplane.
At a Glance
Directions: Hugh Smith Lake is located in Boca de Quadra, near the mouth of Mink Bay. The trailhead is on the north side of Sockeye Creek. Access is by boat or floatplane.