Cabin overlooks Anan Bay. This cabin has an outdoor bear proof storage container for food storage and a metal container for stove oil containers. Due to bear activity, this cabin has no outdoor cooking grill. Store all food inside bear proof container provided. During peak bear viewing season (July 5 to August 25), day use permit needed to visit nearby Anan Wildlife Observatory. Due to bear activity, the following regulations are in place from June 15 to September 15: 1) Areas off the Anan Trail and outside the immediate vicinity of the cabin are closed to foot traffic. 2) No food, including beverages other than water, is allowed on the trail or at the wildlife observatory. 3) No dogs are allowed. 4) Fishing from the shore is allowed at the Anan trailhead only. All other off-trail areas accessing water are closed during this time.
This site can be reserved by calling Toll Free 1-877-444-6777 (International 518-885-3639 or TDD 877-833-6777) or on-line at www.recreation.gov. Cabin reservations (check-in & check-out time) are from noon to noon.
Anan Creek Trail begins on beach to the right of cabin. It is 1/2 mile (1 km) from cabin to trailhead at entrance of lagoon. Trail continues 1/2 mile (1 km) to Anan Wildlife Observatory. Forest Service interpreters on duty at trailhead at lagoon entrance and observatory to provide current information on bear safety, trail conditions, and bear activity (July-Aug.) Safety Notes: Close encounters with bears using the Anan Trail are not infrequent. Trail behavior suggestions include: talk or make noise along the trail to alert bears of your presence, stay in tight groups, DO NOT approach bears
Excellent black and brown bear, harbor seal, bald eagle, various gull viewing (July-Aug.) Note: Check with ADF&G for bear hunting closure area.
Boating - Non-Motorized
Sea kayaking and canoeing possibilities in Anan Bay and Bradfield Canal