West Swan Lake Cabin Campground and Camping

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About the Campground

Click here for more cabin information and maps. This is the West Swan Lake Cabin located on the Resurrection Pass Trail. Not the Swan Lake Cabin on the Resurrection Pass Trail, or the Swan Lake Cabin near Petersburg. West Swan Lake Cabin is fly in only in summer months. VERY REMOTE. Winter travelers need to be able to evaluate avalanche and over-ice travel conditions. Open to over-snow motorized vehicles from December 1 to April 30 every other winter season beginning with the winter of 2007/2008. Closed to motorized vehicles every other winter season beginning with the 2008/2009 winter season. The person holding the reservation must be 18. No commercial use. Treat or boil water before consumption. Maximum group size allowed is 8. Cabin is equipped with wooden bunks, table, benches, a stove for heat, and an outside toilet. It sleeps 4 comfortably. Mattresses or cooking utensils are not provided. Cabin users should bring their own sleeping bags, pads, cook stoves, cooking gear and food. For information on access and regulations pertaining to this cabin, safety precautions and Leave No Trace Outdoor Skills and Ethics, please contact the District Office at 907-224-3374. Click here to visit the Forest Service website for more information. Effective November 17, 2003, reservations for Alaska cabins will be subject to a new policy allowing only one change per reservation. A change in reservation 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 reservation and at a later time, re-book the new dates. This policy has been established to assure that reservations for cabins are fair and equitable for everyone.

Services & Amenities


Peak Season
Jan 01 2010 -
Dec 31 2010
Peak Season
Jan 01 2011 -
Dec 31 2011

Alerts and Important Information This cabin will be closed for maintenance from 07/07/2010 through 07/10/2010. Reservations can be made the day of arrival or up to 180 days in advance. If you cancel a cabin reservation within 14 days of your scheduled arrival date, you will be charged the $10.00 service fee and forfeit the first night's recreation use fee. No-shows, Early Departures, or Cancellations after the scheduled arrival date, are not entitled to a refund. Cancellations for single night use for Alaska cabins will not be assessed a service fee. All garbage and food must be packed out. Occasional poor weather can result in extended stays, and cabin users should be prepared. In fall, winter, and early spring, the cabin may be inaccessible due to frozen lake surface (floatplanes cannot land). Please contact the local Forest Service Ranger District office for information prior to making reservations during these periods.

Campground Contact Information

Open From: Jun 14 2010 to Dec 14 2010
Reservation Phone: 877-444-6777
Campground Reservations: West Swan Lake Cabin
Campground Phone: 907-224-3374
Customer Service Phone:888-445-1474
Backcountry Permits Phone: 877-550-6777

Sterling, AK

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More About West Swan Lake Cabin Campground

West Swan Lake Cabin is a campground located in Sterling, Alaska. This is a US Forest Service campground. All reservations can be made by calling 1-877-444-6777.

To find this campground check the map shown above, or enter -149.8822 latitude, and -149.8822 longitude into your GPS device.

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