Harrison Lagoon Cabin

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Harrison lagoon cabin

A 16 x 20-foot wood cabin that sleeps 6.

Cabin is equipped with wooden bunks, table, benches, a propane stove for heat, and an outhouse.

Not Included:

Running water, electricity, mattress or bedding, cooking utensils, wood stove, heater. Firewood is not provided or readily available onsite, it should be packed in. Propane may be available onsite from June through August. Winter users need to supply their own propane. The hook up at cabin for propane is a 3/4 in. male pipe thread, (standard BBQ grill hook up).

Please call 907-783-3242 with questions.

At a Glance

Current Conditions:  
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: Accessible,Toilets,Drinking water
Fees Per night prices range from $50-75 (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
Permit Info: By permit only
Best Season: summer
Busiest Season: summer
Closest Towns: Whittier, Valdez 
Restroom: pit
Operated By: Chugach National Forest

General Information


Cabin is designed with ramps, larger floor space and wider doors to accommodate persons with disabilities.


Cabin is on the west side of Port Wells, 2 miles north of Hobo Bay.  Accessible via floatplane (40 minutes from Anchorage or 60 minutes from Cordova) or via boat (34 miles from Whittier). Refer to USGS map, Seward D4.

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General Notes:

Rugged and scenic land and seclusion of this cabin add to a wilderness experience.  A small boat allows exploring of the coast or crossing the lagoon and can also allow more hiking possibilities.  The Forest Service does not provide boats.  Because of the terrain, hiking around the cabin is limited.  It is possible to walk around the lagoon at low tide.  Tide tables should be consulted to time the return hike to low tide as well.  Blueberries and salmonberries can be found near the cabin.

Land mammals include black bear, Sitka black-tailed deer, and bald eagles.  The lagoon and Port Wells support many sea birds.  Sea mammals such as harbor seals, sea otter, some sea lions, Dall and harbor porpoises frequent the area.  Whales can sometimes be seen in the ocean.  Hunting for bear and waterfowl in designated seasons.  Fishing is fair for pink salmon (Aug.) either in Lagoon Creek (inland from Harrison Lagoon) or in saltwater.  Setting shrimp pots may have its rewards.  Review Alaska Department of Fish and Game (ADF&G) hunting and fishing regulations.

Lagoon drains at low tide and should be used by skiffs only.  Shoal to the east of lagoon should only be used for short-term anchoring (unprotected). Drinking water is accessible by boat at Lagoon Creek or by walking south of the cabin along shore line at low tide.

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Drinking water no running water
Toilets pit
Accessible ramps, larg floor space, wider doors
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