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Shrode Lake Cabin

Area Status: Open
This area is Open
 
A 16-foot A-frame cabin with loft that sleeps 8, table, oil heater, boat with oars, boat house, outhouse.  Not included:  running water, electricity, mattress or bedding, life vests, cooking utensils, or stove oil. 

At a Glance

Reservations: Cabin reservations can be made up to 180 days in advance by calling 1-877-444-6777 (518-885-3639 overseas)  or visiting www.recreation.gov. Cabin reservations (check-in  & check out time) are from noon to noon.
Area Amenities: Toilets
Fees Per night prices range from $50-60 (2018 prices) depending on season. Cabin fees are based on non-peak/peak season. Seasons vary by cabin. A non-refundable service fee will be added to each reservation by Recreation.gov
Best Season: summer
Busiest Season: july-august
Closest Towns:  Whittier, Valdez
Water: no running water
Restroom: outhouse

General Information

Directions:

Cabin is on the northeast shore of Shrode Lake near Long Bay off Culross Passage in Prince William Sound, southeast of Whittier.  Accessible via floatplane (45 minutes from Anchorage or 55 minutes from Cordova) or via boat (25 miles from Whittier) into Long Bay and then a 1 mile hike on trail to lake.  Refer to USGS map, Seward C4.


General Notes:

Because this area receives heavy snowfall and ice on the lake the cabin is usually not available until mid-June.  Boats should anchor in Long Bay.  Only shallow-draft vessels can proceed during high tide as far as the lagoon at the head of Long Bay.  Numerous rock hazards are in the channel and lagoon.

Inclement weather may cause an unexpected extension of the trip.  Bring extra supplies to last 2-5 days.  Climate is usually wet, windy, and cool.  Bringing a personal cooking stove is recommended. Bring kerosene or #1 stove oil (5 gallons lasts about 48 hours).

Boil surface water 5 minutes before drinking. Remember to pack out your trash.  Enjoy, but do not disturb the archaeological and historic sites in the vicinity.  You can contact a U.S. Forest Service office for more detailed information on safety precautions.


General Notes:

Because this area receives heavy snowfall and ice on the lake the cabin is usually not available until mid-June.  Boats should anchor in Long Bay.  Only shallow-draft vessels can proceed during high tide as far as the lagoon at the head of Long Bay.  Numerous rock hazards are in the channel and lagoon.

Inclement weather may cause an unexpected extension of the trip.  Bring extra supplies to last 2-5 days.  Climate is usually wet, windy, and cool.  Bringing a personal cooking stove is recommended. Bring kerosene or #1 stove oil (5 gallons lasts about 48 hours).  Boil surface water 5 minutes before drinking. Remember to pack out your trash.

Enjoy, but do not disturb the archaeological and historic sites in the vicinity.  You can contact a U.S. Forest Service office for more detailed information on safety precautions.


Directions:

Boats should anchor at the head of Long Bay just outside the Lagoon. Anchoring in 3 Fingers Cove is also an option however the access trail is longer and one has to contend with the stream crossing just before arriving at the Cabin.


Directions:

Boats should anchor at the head of Long Bay just outside the Lagoon. Anchoring in 3 Fingers Cove is also an option however the access trail is longer and one has to contend with the stream crossing just before arriving at the Cabin.


Directions:

Boats should anchor at the head of Long Bay just outside the Lagoon. Anchoring in 3 Fingers Coveis also an option however, the access trail is longer and one has to contend with the stream crossing just before arriving at the Cabin. 


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This cabin offers a secluded getaway in majestic surroundings.  Hike on the 1 mile trail to Long Bay

 It is a 2 mile hike from 3 Fingers cove to the cabin, however this route is arduous and requires a stream crossing just prior to arriving at the cabin with water depths varying from 1-3 feet seasonally. Chest Waders are recommended.

The area offers great opportunities for bird watching and photography.

Because this area receives heavy snowfall and ice on the lake the cabin is usually not available until mid-June. Boats should anchor in Long Bay. Only shallow-draft vessels can proceed during high tide as far as the lagoon at the head of Long Bay. Numerous rock hazards are in the channel and lagoon.

Inclement weather may cause an unexpected extension of the trip. Bring extra supplies to last 2-5 days. Climate is usually wet, windy, and cool. Bringing a personal cooking stove is recommended. Bring kerosene or #1 stove oil (5 gallons lasts about 48 hours). Boil surface water 5 minutes before drinking. Remember to pack out your trash.

Enjoy, but do not disturb the archaeological and historic sites in the vicinity. You can contact a U.S. Forest Service office for more detailed information on safety precautions.

General Info:

Directions

Boats should anchor at the head of Long Bay just outside the Lagoon. Anchoring in 3 Fingers Cove is also an option however the access trail is longer and one has to contend with the stream crossing just before arriving at the Cabin.


Directions

Boats should anchor at the head of Long Bay just outside the Lagoon. Anchoring in 3 Fingers Cove is also an option however the access trail is longer and one has to contend with the stream crossing just before arriving at the Cabin.


Fees: Occupancy of Forest Service cabins is by permit only ($35 per night per party). Reservations may be made up to 180 days in advance by calling 1-877-444-6777 (518-885-3639 overseas) or via internet at www.recreation.gov Maximum stay for this cabin is 7 consecutive nights.
Reservation required?: Y
Permit required?: Y
Difficulty Level: Moderate

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Toilets
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Location

 
  Latitude : 
60.65805556

  Longitude : 
-148.3094444

 



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