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Location and Access

Frosty Bay Cabin Campground is situated within the Tongass National Forest in Alaska. This remote area offers campers a chance to experience the rugged wilderness that Alaska is famous for. Access to Frosty Bay is often via floatplane or boat, as the location is remote and does not provide road access.

Cabin Features

The Cabin at Frosty Bay may offer basic amenities. Typically, cabins in Tongass National Forest are simple structures that include:

  • Bunks/beds (without mattresses)
  • A table and benches
  • A wood stove or oil heater for heat
  • Cooking facilities
  • Typically no electricity or running water

Campers will need to provide their own food, bedding, cooking gear, lanterns or flashlights, and safety equipment. It's also wise to bring a portable stove or grill for cooking.


Frosty Bay Cabin Campground provides a gateway to various activities such as:

  • Fishing: Anglers can enjoy saltwater fishing in the bay for species like halibut and several types of salmon.
  • Wildlife Watching: Tongass National Forest is rich with wildlife, including bears, eagles, and whales.
  • Hiking: There may be trails or undeveloped areas to explore around Frosty Bay.
  • Boating: Canoeing and kayaking are popular activities for visitors as they can explore the coastline or nearby islands.

Reservations and Fees

Reservations for cabins in the Tongass National Forest can be made through Recreation.gov or a similar service, and it's essential to book in advance as these cabins are often in high demand. There may be fees associated with renting the cabin for a night or multiple nights.


To maintain the integrity of the forest and the enjoyment of other visitors, certain regulations must be followed:

  • Pack it in, pack it out: All trash must be removed upon departure.
  • Bear Safety: Proper food storage is critical in bear country to avoid attracting wildlife.
  • Fire Safety: If campfires are allowed, they must be kept in control and thoroughly extinguished before leaving.
  • Fishing Licenses: Anglers must possess the appropriate licenses and follow state fishing regulations.

Camping Preparation

Due to the remote nature of Frosty Bay, campers should be well-prepared:

  • Bring all necessary survival supplies including food, water, and emergency gear.
  • Be prepared for inclement weather – rain gear, waterproof clothing, and equipment are essentials.
  • Communications equipment such as satellite phones or marine radios are recommended.
  • Always inform someone of your travel plans and expected return date.

Local Information

It's always a good idea to check with the local U.S. Forest Service office for Tongass National Forest for current conditions, cabin details, and any alerts or warnings specific to Frosty Bay before heading out on your trip. They can also provide information about local regulations, wildlife activity, and safety tips.

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