Step Back in Time
Just as it was when Richard Proenneke spent his days living out his dream of unfettered life in the wilderness of Lake Clark National Park and Preserve, the Proenneke cabin sits undisturbed on the shore of Upper Twin Lake for visitors to experience. Marvel at the ingenuity of the hand-crafted cabin and Proenneke's belongings, and learn about his life from park staff during an hour-long tour. For more information about visiting the area, read about the Richard Proenneke cabin in Places to Go.
Remember to bring rain gear and layers for unpredictable weather. Because there may be multiple tours occuring at once the cabin cannot be used as a rain shelter, so expect to be outdoors for much of your visit. Please observe instructions from park staff regarding where meals and picnicking are allowed in the area surrounding the cabin, as there are bears in the vicinity.
Visit the Richard L. Proenneke Cabin
Tours generally last about an hour.
All ages are welcome.
Yes with Restrictions
Pets are allowed in the park and preserve. However, because Lake Clark is excellent bear and moose habitat it is strongly encouraged that you leave your pets at home. Pets must be leashed at all times.
Entrance fees may apply, see Fees & Passes information.
Upper Twin Lake
Upper Twin Lake is northeast of Port Alsworth, and is not on the road system. The lake can be accessed by float plane from many locations or by boat from Lower Twin Lake.
Reservations are not required to tour the cabin within the operating hours.
Spring, Summer, Fall
The Proenneke Cabin is open to the public daily from late May to late September. You may explore the area year round, but may only enter the cabin in the summer months. The spring opening date of the historic cabin is tentative due to ice melt.
Time of Day
Though you can explore the areas around the cabin at any time, it is only open for the public to enter from 9A.M. to 7P.M. during the summer.
The Richard Proenneke cabin is a short distance from the rock beach that float planes dock on. The path to and around the cabin is several feet wide, gravel, and moderately sloped. The cabin itself requires stepping through a small raised doorway to enter, and the floor of the cabin is gravel as well.
Last updated: October 10, 2017