Stay in a log cabin on Lake Clark and experience the history of the area. Go for a hike, appreciate incredible views, and put your feet up in a cozy cabin at the end of the day.
A Place For Solitude
The Joe Thompson Cabin is a small two-room rehabilitated log cabin located on the north shore of Lake Clark, about 13 miles northeast of Port Alsworth. It stands in a semi-open clearing surrounded by a white spruce and white birch forest.
A historic trail attached to the Thompson Historic District connected Joe Thompson to his last prospecting site approximately one and one half miles to the east.
Know Before You Go
Facilities: The cabin is rustic and accommodates up to three people. It is equipped with a wood stove, table, chairs and a nearby outhouse. Sleeping accommodations are wooden bunks (two twin beds, bring your own pads). There is no electricity or running water at the cabin. Fresh water is available in the lake but must be treated.
Getting There: The cabin is 120 air miles from Anchorage and 13 miles from Port Alsworth. Visitors must arrange their own transportation. The cabin's coordinates are 60° 20' 52.86" N, 154° 02' 34.09" W.
Transportation: Cabin is only accessible by floatplane or boat; water taxis may be available from Port Alsworth. There are no mooring buoys at this location. For information, see our Directions page.
Price: $45 per night.
Stay Limit: The maximum consecutive stay limit is 5 nights for a limit of 21 nights in a calendar year.
Reservations: Reservations are required. Reserve online at www.recreation.gov
Cabin Rules and Other Considerations
Last updated: November 18, 2019