A stay at Eagle Lake Cabin provides for a uniquely Alaskan experience at a remote, fly-in only lake. Eagle Lake is 44 air miles south of Wrangell, Alaska, and recognized as a trophy cutthroat lake.

The site can only be accessed by float plane, depending on conditions. The lake freezes in winter, which may prevent float planes from landing. Visitors are responsible for their own travel arrangements and safety, and must bring several of their own amenities.


Anglers can fish for cutthroat trout in the lake from May through September. Guests can use the provided skiff with oars, but must provide their own flotation devices.

Hunting is possible in designated seasons with the proper permits.


The 12-by-14 cabin ( hunter-style ) has two single and two double bunks, to sleep up to six people. It is also equipped with a table and benches, broom, wood stove and an outhouse toilet. A bear-proof food storage locker is provided.

Water and electricity are not provided. Water is available from an adjacent stream, but guests should be sure to treat water before drinking or cooking with it ( water safety tips ). It is recommended that guests bring their own water supply.

In addition to bringing a cook stove, guests should provide their own firewood, sleeping bags, sleeping pads, lanterns or flashlights, cookware, plates, utensils, food, toilet paper, garbage bags, a fire extinguisher and matches, among other necessities. Guests are expected to pack out trash and clean the cabin before leaving ( click here for more cabin details).

Natural Features

The cabin sits on a gravel outwash, with a view over Eagle Lake. The surrounding rainforest is primarily Sitka spruce and western hemlock with scattered cedar. Steep hills provide the backdrop for the cabin and the lake.

This area provides habitat for brown and black bears ( bear safety information ). Mountain goats may be seen on the surrounding ridges.The cabin is located southeast of Wrangell, on the east shore of Eagle Lake. The lake is on the mainland south of Bradfield Canel (at an elevation of about 300 feet) and is about 44 miles by air from Wrangell. This cabin is accessible by float plane only.

The lake is normally ice free from May to October. In the fall, winter, and early spring, the cabin may be inaccessible due to frozen lake surface (float planes cannot land). Please check local conditions in advance by calling (907) 874-2323.

Reservations can be made the day of arrival or up to 180 days in advance of cabin arrival. Cabin reservations are restricted to a maximum stay of 7 consecutive nights per party for any one reservation between May 1 and September 30, and 10 consecutive days from Oct. 1 through April 30. There are no discounts for Alaska cabin rentals with Golden Age and Golden Passports. Only one change per reservation for all Alaska cabins is allowed. Change is defined as a modification to the start or end date of the reservation; after one change has been made, if additional changes are desired, the customer must cancel the current reservation and re-book the new dates.