Swan Lake Cabin


Swan Lake Cabin

The Swan Lake A-frame cabin was rebuilt in 2005 and has an oil heater (#1 stove oil only), 2 single bunks, sleeping loft, wooden table and benches, outhouse, and 2 rowboats with oars. Life jackets, stove oil, bedding, and cooking utensils are not provided. The cabin is surrounded by the steep peaks of the Cosmos Range. Be prepared, as poor weather can result in an extended stay.

At a Glance

Reservations: A non-refundable service fee will be added to each reservation by Recreation.gov
Fees: $50/night peak season May 1 – September 30
$35/night non-peak season October 1 – April 30
Usage: Light
Water: No
Restroom: Pit Toilet
Operated By: Forest Service - Petersburg Ranger District

General Information

Directions: On an alpine lake (1514' or 461 m elevation) east of Thomas Bay on the mainland northeast of Petersburg - 18 air miles (29 km) from Petersburg. Float plane when lake is open. Helicopter when lake is frozen. Some years the lake does not thaw until July. Call floatplane companies to ensure access to cabin.

Recreation Map

Map showing recreational areas. Map Information

Activities

Cabin Rentals

The Swan Lake A-frame cabin was rebuilt in 2005 and has an oil heater (#1 stove oil only), 2 single bunks, sleeping loft, wooden table and benches, outhouse, and 2 rowboats with oars. Life jackets, stove oil, bedding, and cooking utensils are not provided. The cabin is surrounded by the steep peaks of the Cosmos Range. Be prepared, as poor weather can result in an extended stay. Occupancy of Forest Service cabins is by permit only ($35 per night per party). Reservations may be made up to 180 days in advance.

Reservation Info 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, this link will also provide more detailed information about the cabin.
Size Restrictions 7

Mountain Climbing

Rock, ice, and glacier climbing throughout the area, accessing spectacular scenery and photographic opportunities.

Lake and Pond Fishing

Plentiful rainbow trout available in the lake. Fishing from the rowboat or from shore is a popular activity on Swan Lake. Check with the Alaska Department of Fish and Game at www.adfg.alaska.gov for the most current regulations.

Fishing Mode Boat and bank
Fishing Method Fly, bait, and lure fishing

Day Hiking

The 4.1-mile long Cascade Creek Trail connects the Cascade Creek Cabin to the shelter at Falls Lake, and the south end of Swan Lake.

Big Game Hunting

Mountain goat hunting on steep talus slopes. Visit http://hunt.alaska.gov for the most up-to-date regulation information.

Viewing Wildlife

Mountain goats and hoary marmots can be visible on the steep talus slopes.

Viewing Scenery

Spectacular scenery and photographic opportunities.

Boating - Non-Motorized

The Forest Service provides three rowboats for cabin and trail users to access areas across this Swan Lake. Please tie the rowboat at the west end of the lake securely to the winch following use, and the rowboats near the cabin securely to the post.
Type of Craft Rowboat

Recreation Areas

Recreation Activities

Location

 
  Latitude : 
57.0302

  Longitude : 
-132.696

  Elevation : 
1514 feet