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Camping at Marten Lake Cabin Campground

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Location and Access

Marten Lake Cabin Campground is situated within the Tongass National Forest, the largest national forest in the United States located in southeast Alaska. It offers a remote wilderness experience and is accessible by floatplane or boat, depending on weather and seasonal conditions. Travelers should coordinate with local transportation services for access.

Cabin Features

The campground typically features a rustic cabin that requires reservations. Cabins in the Tongass often include amenities such as:

  • Wooden bunks
  • A table and benches
  • A wood or oil stove for heating
  • A cooking area

Campers should verify the specific amenities of Marten Lake Cabin prior to their trip as these features can vary.

Campground Facilities

The facilities at the campground tend to be minimalistic, embracing the remote and undeveloped nature of the site. Expect to find:

  • Pit toilets
  • A campfire area (may require a fire permit depending on current fire danger)
  • Possibly a dock or a mooring float if accessible by water

Campers are responsible for bringing all necessary supplies, including food, water, cooking equipment, and fuel for the stove.

Activities and Considerations

Outdoor enthusiasts can enjoy a variety of activities including:

  • Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Wildlife viewing, as Tongass National Forest is home to many species such as bears, eagles, and salmon
  • Canoeing or kayaking on the lake

Key considerations for campers at Marten Lake Cabin:

  • Pack in, pack out: With no trash service, all waste and garbage must be packed out.
  • Water: There is no running water, so visitors should bring their own or be prepared to purify water from natural sources.
  • Bears: Proper food storage is vital to minimize the risk of bear encounters.
  • Weather: Conditions can change rapidly, so campers should be prepared for varying weather and have appropriate gear.
  • Leave No Trace: Adherence to Leave No Trace principles is important to preserve the wilderness experience for future visitors.

Reservations and Regulations

Cabin reservations should be made in advance as these sites are generally first-come, first-served and can be booked through the U.S. Forest Service or a designated reservation system. There will likely be user fees and specific regulations about length of stay, group size, and seasonal restrictions. It is important to check the current regulations prior to planning a trip to Marten Lake Cabin Campground.

For the latest information and specifics about Marten Lake Cabin Campground, contacting the local ranger district in the Tongass National Forest is advised, as well as checking the U.S. Forest Service website for up-to-date details about the cabin and the campground.

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