A Home in the Wilderness
Step into the home of one of Alaska's foremost wilderness icons, Richard L. Proenneke, who built his cabin by hand using his own clever innovations. Located on the south shore of Upper Twin Lake, Proenneke's wilderness home showcases his remarkable craftsmanship and reflects his unshakeable wilderness ethic. This page provides the information you need to plan your trip.
Getting to Richard Proenneke's Cabin
Flying to the Proenneke Cabin
Air taxi prices depend on group size, type of airplane, length of flight, and where the flight originates. Contact each air taxi operator directly to determine availability and the cost for your trip.
Operating Hours and Seasons
Late May - Late September
Late September - Late May
April 15 - September 30
Backpacking and Camping
Camp at the Hope Creek Campsite
Lodging and Guided Camping Trips
Click the link above to see a list of all the companies that are permitted to operate in the park. Contact each company directly to determine the cost for your trip.
Staying Safe at Proenneke's Cabin
There are a few amenities and regulations at the Proenneke site designed for your safety.
Protecting a Treasure
Help us protect Dick Proenneke's cabin so that generations of visitors will be able to experience what it has to offer.
Learn about the Proenneke Cabin
Proenneke's cabin at Upper Twin Lake stands out for the remarkable craftsmanship that reflects his unshakable wilderness ethic.
Things to Do at Upper Twin Lake
Explore all that the dramatic landscape around Upper Twin Lake has to offer
Explore Lake Clark's Museum Collection
View Lake Clark's entire online museum collections which includes some of Richard Proenneke's belongings.
Proenneke: the Man, the Myth, the Legend
The source of Sam Keith's book "One Man's Wilderness: An Alaskan Odyssey," Dick Proenneke embodies humanity's fascination with wilderness.
Virtual Tour of Upper Twin Lake
View images of Proenneke's cabin and of the beautiful Twin Lakes area where he built his wilderness home.
Proenneke's Wilderness Ethos
From hunter to conservationist - explore the evolution of Richard L. Proenneke's wilderness ethos.
Last updated: December 18, 2018