Have you ever wanted to spend time in a trapper’s shack deep in the Alaska Bush? A place where you might see the outline of a loon’s head against slate water with Denali gleaming above the trees and no other movement? Nestled on a peninsula on a lake deep inside the Nancy Lake State Recreation Area, Lynx Lake Cabin 1 is private, snug and cozy. An early-to-bed, early-to-rise retreat with a weathered, lived-in vibe.
Just The Basics
The cabin may be perfect for a small party looking for low-key basics — a couple, or a family with small children. Its small space becomes an asset on frigid nights because it’s easier to heat. The cabin also offers great first night stop for small parties traveling the canoe trail with later reservations at the larger Lynx Lake cabins further south or James Lake cabin a mile or two to the west.
A rustic 12-by-12 cabin overlooking the northeast lobe of Lynx Lake with a view of Denali and Mt. Foraker. It offers sleeping space for four on wooden platform and bench, wood stove, table and cooking space. Outside is a fire ring, outhouse and picnic table.
Good fishing along the shore and in the mouth of the stream inlet north of the cabin.
Lake water must be purified. Burnable wood may be sparse near the cabin and challenging to find during winter. Be prepared to gather and transport wood from surrounding public land. Respect private property in the vicinity.
What Can You Do At Lynx Lake Cabin 1?
- Paddling and fishing on Lynx Lake, known for its Northern pike and interesting shoreline.
- Snow-adventures of all kinds on the extensive winter trail system crossing the lake — skiing, snowshoeing, snowmobiling, ice fishing.
- Hunker down with a book in the eerie quiet of midnight sunset, or listen to the crackle of your fire during the pitch dark of a January evening.
- Watch for wildlife: nesting loons and grebes are common. Black bears and beavers in summer.