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Humpback Lake Cabin

Tongass National Forest



Humpback Lake Cabin is located in Misty Fiords National Monument Wilderness, providing a secluded getaway for visitors looking for relaxation, sightseeing, recreation, and fishing. Guests can enjoy a scenic 3-mile hike to Mink Bay, while also spotting local wildlife like brown bears, Sitka black-tailed deer, wolves, martens, and moose. The cabin is equipped with two single bunks, two double bunks, a table and benches, tiny woodstove, and more!


Humpback Lake Cabin is located on the mainland within the Misty Fiords National Monument Wilderness. It has the feel of a secluded getaway, even though a commercial lodge is nearby. The cabin is open year-round, offering relaxation, sightseeing and recreation in Alaska's beautiful Inside Passage.

The site can be accessed by floatplane, depending on conditions. Guests are responsible for their own travel arrangements and safety, and must bring several of their own amenities.


A 14-foot aluminum skiff with oars is available at the cabin, but guests must provide their own life jackets. Guests can row to the Humpback Creek Trailhead and enjoy a scenic 3-mile hike to Mink Bay. The trailhead is located at the north edge of a large log jam near the west end of the lake.

The lake offers excellent fishing for Dolly Varden and cutthroat trout.


This 12x14-ft. pan-abode style cabin sleeps six and comes equipped with two single bunks, two double bunks, a table and benches, tiny woodstove, broom and an outhouse.

Firewood cannot be guaranteed, bring your own firewood or biobricks. Water and electricity are not provided. Water is available from the lake, but guests must treat water before drinking or cooking with it. It is recommended that guests bring their own water supply.

Other items to pack include sleeping bags, sleeping pads, lanterns or flashlights, cookware, plates, utensils, food, toilet paper, garbage bags, a fire extinguisher and fire starter. Guests are expected to pack out trash and clean the cabin before leaving. Click here for more cabin details.

Natural Features

The cabin offers spectacular views of the glacier-carved lake and the surrounding high alpine peaks with sheer granite walls. The landscape is covered in lush old-growth forest of Sitka spruce, cedar and western hemlock.

This area is home to a large population of brown bears. Other species that make their home in the Wilderness include Sitka black-tailed deer, wolves, martens and moose. A variety of waterfowl may be seen around the lake.
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