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Wrangell Mountains Wilderness Cabins

7 sites · Lodging100 acres · Nabesna, AK
Better than your own private Denali Park.... Wrangell Mountains Wilderness Lodge has been the place where wild souls adventure and return year after year. Originally constructed from salvaged bridge timbers, the main lodge now offers a tavern and seasonal kitchen. The surrounding cabins provide hunters, fishers, hikers, bikers, skiers, and explorers of all stripes a clean, comfortable base from which to rest, recharge, and regroup. Located more than 100 miles in any direction from the nearest towns, we aim to provide a warm, welcoming place for visitors to Wrangell-St. Elias National Park & Preserve, whether for work or pleasure. We are 100% off-grid. The cabin has heat, light, linens, dining area, fridge, cook stove, pots/pans/utensils, coffee maker, potable water in bottles with pump, TV (for watching DVDs), private outhouse, and access to fully-plumbed wash cabin May - September. We are surrounded by mountain wilderness in a beautiful, remote, and peaceful place that you'll have nearly all to yourself. We have most of life's essentials on-site, so don't hesitate to ask-- we want your stay to be as pleasant as possible.
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The best camping near Porcupine Creek State Recreation Site guide



Nestled in the heart of Alaska's wilderness, Porcupine Creek State Recreation Site offers a serene escape for nature lovers and adventure seekers alike. With 240 acres of pristine landscape, visitors can indulge in a variety of activities including camping, fishing, and exploring trails. The site's 12 picnic spots provide the perfect setting for a family day out amid the great outdoors.

Notable campgrounds

  • Porcupine Creek Campground: Spacious sites nestled among towering trees, with no RV size limit and a three-day camping cap.
  • Riverside Retreat: Enjoy the soothing sounds of flowing water at these campsites located near the creek.
  • Forest Haven: Secluded spots for those seeking tranquility and a chance to connect with nature.

Tips for snagging a campsite

  • Book early to secure your spot, as the limited campsites fill up quickly during peak seasons.
  • Check the campground open status regularly for last-minute availability due to cancellations.
  • Consider visiting during the weekdays for better chances of finding an open site.
  • Explore nearby camping options to maximize your chances of an unforgettable Alaskan camping experience.

When to go

The best time to visit Porcupine Creek State Recreation Site is during the summer months when the weather is mild and the days are long. However, be mindful of the brief camping limit and prepare for cooler nights. Winter visits offer a starkly beautiful landscape, but accessibility may be limited due to snow.

Know before you go

  • Always check trail condition reports before heading out to ensure your safety and preparedness.
  • Accessibility is a priority, with ADA facilities available for visitors with disabilities.
  • Remember to bring water and be aware that facilities may be rustic.
  • Review the park's management plans and regulations to help preserve its natural beauty.
  • Don't forget to purchase an annual parking pass for convenience and savings.

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