Public Lake Cabins of Alaska

Shrode Lake Cabin

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Shrode Lake Cabin is open year-round, offering the opportunity to enjoy both summer and winter recreation in beautiful Prince William Sound. The cabin is in a secluded location that provides a true backcountry experience.

The site can be accessed by float plane or boat, depending on conditions. Those arriving by boat have two choices.
The Long Bay trailhead is only accessible at very high tides and small shore-going boats (Kayak, packraft or Dinghy).
It’s about a 1 mile hike from salt water to the Cabin from the Long Bay trailhead. If accessing the Shrode Lake Cabin from the Three Fingers trailhead, larger boats can motor into the middle (of the three) finger and will see a trailhead sign at the head of the Bay. It’s ~2 mile hike from Trailhead to the Cabin and requires a river crossing just before arriving to the Cabin. A third option (from the Three Fingers Trailhead) is to utilize the .5 mile Portage trail (between Salt Water and Shrode Lake) to carry a canoe, kayak or packraft. Then you’ll have a ~2 mile paddle along the North shore of Shrode Lake to the cabin.


The cabin is a 16 x 16 foot A-frame with a main floor and a sleeping loft. It accommodates up to six people and comes equipped with wooden bunks, an oil drip (kerosene) heater, a table, benches, broom, fire extinguisher and an outhouse with a pit toilet.
Water, electricity and fuel for the heater are not provided. Freshwater is available around the cabin, but it should be treated before drinking.
Visitors are responsible for bringing their own drinking water, kerosene for heater (typically a gallon/ day is sufficent), a cook stove, flashlights or lanterns, bedding, mattresses, toilet paper, garbage bags, cookware, dishes and utensils.


Cabin is on the northeast shore of Shrode Lake near Long Bay off Culross Passage in Prince William Sound, southeast of Whittier.  Accessible via floatplane (45 minutes from Anchorage or 55 minutes from Cordova) or via boat (25 miles from Whittier) into Long Bay and then a 1 mile hike on trail to lake.  Refer to USGS map, Seward C4.

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