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Introduction to Mount Rinda Cabin Campground

Mount Rinda Cabin Campground is one of the many remote getaways found within the vast expanse of the Tongass National Forest, the largest national forest in the United States, encompassing islands, mountains, glaciers, and rainforests in Southeast Alaska. This campground provides a rustic and secluded experience for outdoor enthusiasts.

Access and Transportation

Access to Mount Rinda Cabin:

  • Mount Rinda Cabin Campground can be accessed primarily by floatplane, but may also be accessed by boat, depending on the weather and sea conditions. It's essential to make travel arrangements well in advance and to be prepared for the unpredictability of Alaskan weather.

Cabin Amenities and Reservation


  • The Mount Rinda Cabin typically offers basic amenities, which may include items like bunks, a wood stove for heating, a table, and benches. It's crucial to check the latest facility details through the U.S. Forest Service or reserveamerica.com.


  • Reservations for the cabin can be made through the National Recreation Reservation System. Due to the popularity of remote cabins in Alaska, it’s advisable to book well in advance. Check the latest reservation policy for the specific dates and fees.


Recreational Opportunities:

  • Guests at Mount Rinda Cabin Campground can enjoy various activities such as fishing, wildlife viewing, hiking, and kayaking. The surrounding natural environment provides a perfect backdrop for photography and bird watching.

Safety and Preparedness

Bear Country Precautions:

  • The Tongass National Forest is bear country. Campers must take precautions to avoid attracting bears with food smells. Use bear-proof containers and keep all food and scented items well secured.

Weather Considerations:

  • The region is known for its wet weather. Campers should come prepared with waterproof clothing and gear. Always notify someone of your travel plans and expected return.

Emergency Preparedness:

  • Cell phone coverage may be unreliable or nonexistent, so carry a satellite phone or a personal locator beacon for emergencies. Also, pack a first aid kit, and be familiar with basic wilderness first aid.

Local Regulations:

  • Familiarize yourself with local regulations regarding campfires, fishing licenses, and wildlife interactions. Certain areas may have specific rules to help preserve the natural environment.

Leave No Trace

Environmental Stewardship:

  • Practice Leave No Trace principles to minimize your impact on the natural surroundings. Pack out everything you bring in, and leave the campground as you found it, if not better.

This information will help ensure a safe and enjoyable experience at Mount Rinda Cabin Campground in the Tongass National Forest. Always check for the most current information before your trip, as conditions and policies can change. Keep in mind the remoteness of the area and plan accordingly for self-reliance and unexpected events.

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