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Location and Access

Fish Creek Cabin Campground is a remote site located in Tongass National Forest, which is situated in southeast Alaska. The campground can be accessed via the road system near Hyder, Alaska, or potentially by float plane or boat, depending on the exact location of the site and current conditions.

Reservations and Fees

Reservations for cabins or campsites in Tongass National Forest can usually be made through the National Recreation Reservation System (NRRS) or a similar service. There may be a fee associated with renting the cabin or campsites, and prices can vary depending on the season, duration of stay, and facilities provided. Fee information should be confirmed through official forest service resources.

Facilities and Amenities

Facilities at Forest Service cabins can range from rustic to more developed. A typical Forest Service cabin might include:

  • Basic furnishings like bunk beds or sleeping platforms
  • A table and chairs
  • A wood stove for heating
  • An outside toilet facility

Campsites may offer different amenities, such as fire rings, picnic tables, and access to latrines. Potable water and electricity might not be available, so visitors should plan accordingly.


Tongass National Forest offers a variety of recreational activities such as:

  • Hiking: There are likely trails in the area for all skill levels, possibly including the nearby Salmon River and Fish Creek.
  • Fishing: The area is known for salmon and trout fishing, depending on the season.
  • Wildlife Viewing: Visitors might see bears, eagles, and other wildlife native to the Alaskan wilderness.
  • Photography: The scenic landscape offers picturesque opportunities for photography.

Bear Safety

Bears are prevalent in Tongass National Forest, and proper precautions should be taken:

  • Store food and scented items properly, using bear-proof containers or storage facilities.
  • Be aware of your surroundings and make noise to avoid surprising bears.
  • Know what to do in the event of a bear encounter.

Weather and Climate

The climate in the Tongass National Forest is typically a temperate rainforest climate. Expect wet conditions and prepare with waterproof gear. Layered clothing is advised because temperatures can vary. Always check the most current weather forecast before your trip.

Leave No Trace

Visitors to Fish Creek Cabin Campground should adhere to Leave No Trace principles to minimize their impact on the natural environment:

  • Pack out all trash
  • Leave what you find
  • Be considerate of other visitors
  • Respect wildlife

Local Regulations and Permits

There might be specific regulations for fishing, building fires, and other activities that can vary by season and locality. Some activities may require permits. Check with the local Forest Service ranger district office for the most up-to-date information before heading out to Fish Creek Cabin Campground.

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