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Description

The 16 x 20 foot cabin sleeps 6 on wooden bunks.

Facilities

The cabin has a table with benches, a Kerosene oil drip stove for heat and an outhouse with composting toilet. Propane may be provided from May 15th to October 1st. Water and electricity are not provided.

The cabin meets accessibility standards, with a boardwalk leading to the outhouse, more floor space and wider doors to accommodate wheelchairs.

Drinking water is accessible by kayak at Lagoon Creek or by walking south of the cabin along the shoreline at low tide, although water taken from natural sources must be treated before drinking.

Capacity

6 people

Area

Harrison Lagoon

Location

Located just off the Copper River Highway in the Chugach National Forest.

Access

The site can be accessed by float plane or boat, depending on conditions.

Terrain

The cabin is tucked into a stand of conifer trees on a gravel spit that separates the lagoon and the Sound. One side faces Port Wells, and the other faces the lagoon. The lagoon itself is surrounded by rocky shoreline and dense evergreen forest, with views of distant snow-capped mountains.

Special Features

Guests who have kayaks can use them for exploring the coast or crossing the lagoon, which offers more hiking possibilities than the area around the cabin. It is possible to walk the lagoon at low tide, but tide tables should be consulted to time the return hike at low tide as well.

Hunting for bear and waterfowl is allowed with the proper permits in designated areas in-season. Fishing is fair for pink salmon in August, either in Lagoon Creek (inland from Harrison Lagoon) or in saltwater. Shrimping is also possible.

Berry pickers can harvest blueberries and salmonberries near the cabin when they are in season.

Season of Use

Year-round

Managing Agency

Chugach National Forest

What To Bring

Visitors arriving in winter should bring their own supply of propane. The hookup at the cabin is the same as a standard barbecue grill. Items such as a cook stove, cooking gear, flashlights or lanterns, bedding, toilet paper and garbage bags are not provided. Guests are expected to pack out their trash and clean the cabin before leaving.

Rowboat

No

Stove

Oil & Wood

USGS Topo Map

N/A

Getting There

Coordinates
Latitude: 60.98391675
Longitude: -148.1998766

Harrison Lagoon Cabin