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Overview of Freds Creek Cabin Campground

Location and Accessibility: Freds Creek Cabin Campground is located within the Tongass National Forest in Alaska. This remote cabin can be accessed by floatplane or boat, depending on the weather conditions and time of year. The cabin is situated near Freds Creek, which flows into Chatham Strait.

Amenities and Facilities: The cabin is a typical Tongass National Forest-style cabin, usually equipped with wooden bunks, a table, benches or chairs, and a wood stove for heating. It does not have running water or electricity. Visitors must be prepared to bring their own supplies, such as a cook stove, cooking gear, sleeping bags, food, and a light source.

Booking the Cabin

Reservations: Bookings for Freds Creek Cabin can be made through the Recreation.gov website or call center. Reservations are typically available up to six months in advance and are highly recommended to secure your stay, as the cabin is a popular destination and availability can be limited.

Fees: There is a nightly fee for staying at the cabin. The fee is subject to change, so it's important to check the most current rates when you book your trip.

Important Rules and Considerations

Capacity and Group Size: The cabin usually has a maximum occupancy limit, which is set to ensure the safety and comfort of all visitors. Exceeding this limit is not allowed.

Pets: Pets are often allowed at the cabin but must be kept under control at all times. Keep in mind that Tongass National Forest is home to bears and other wildlife, so proper pet management is essential.

Garbage and Waste: Pack it in, pack it out. Visitors must take all trash and belongings with them when they leave. Human waste disposal should be done with minimal environmental impact, and visitors should follow Leave No Trace principles.

Bears and Wildlife: The cabin is located in bear country. Proper food storage is essential to avoid attracting bears and other wildlife. This includes hanging food, cookware, and toiletries away from the cabin and sleeping area.

Fishing and Hunting Regulations: Those wishing to fish or hunt during their stay must follow Alaska state regulations, including obtaining the necessary licenses and permits.

Safety and Preparedness

**Weather: **The weather in Southeast Alaska can be unpredictable and harsh. Be prepared for rain, cold, and potentially severe conditions, especially if traveling in the off-season.

Emergency Situations: There is typically no cell phone service at Freds Creek Cabin. Emergency communication methods such as a satellite phone or VHF radio are recommended. Visitors should also inform someone of their travel plans and expected return time.

First Aid and Safety Gear: Carry a comprehensive first-aid kit and be prepared for self-rescue in the event of an emergency. Life jackets are a must if traveling by boat, and additional safety gear appropriate for your activities should be brought along.

Leave No Trace

Principles: Follow Leave No Trace principles to minimize your impact on the environment. This includes camping on durable surfaces, proper disposal of waste, leaving what you find, minimizing campfire impacts, respecting wildlife, and being considerate of other visitors.

By adhering to these guidelines and preparing adequately for your trip, your visit to Freds Creek Cabin in Tongass National Forest can be a memorable and safe wilderness experience.

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