Upper Dewey Lake Cabin

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Sited at the end of a hiking trail at 3,100 feet elevation, this six-person A-frame cabin is open to the adventurous year-round, offering views of this alpine lake and the surrounding mountain ridges. Guests must provide their own bedding, utensils, cook stove and heating oil. A very rustic, unregulated cabin nearby built in the 1920s is also available for public use on a first-come basis. It’s heated only by a woodstove and wood is scarce. A strenuous, 2.5-mile trail leads to a spectacular overlook and to Devil’s Punchbowl, a tarn nested in a deep, rocky bowl. Reservations can be made through the Skagway Recreation Center. Helicopter lifts to this cabin also can be arranged. Visit the website for more info.


Covered, wrap-around porch; sleeping loft, bunk beds, oil heater (#1 stove oil), outhouse. Water available from nearby lake and stream. What should be treated before use.




Upper Dewey Lake, Devil’s Punchbowl


Approximately 2.5 miles from Skagway, near Upper Dewey Lake.


Helicopter or a 2.5 mile hike accessible from downtown. The Upper Dewey Lake Trail is steep and challenging in areas; allow 3 hours for ascent.

Special Features

Scenic views of the lake and surrounding mountain ridges.

Season Of Use


Managing Agency

Municipality of Skagway

What To Bring

Bring your owl fuel for the oil heater (#1 stove oil), headlamp, sleeping bags, sleeping pads, cooking stove, lantern, pots, pans, plates, utensils, food, toilet paper, garbage bags, fire extinguisher, fire starter.




Oil stove

More info

Water is available from nearby lake and stream. Treat all water before using.

Getting There

Latitude: 59.453405
Longitude: -135.255758
Driving Directions

Upper Dewey Lake Cabin

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