Camp at Woodward Priest Rock

Nondalton, Alaska


Added by Katie Y

Lake Clark National Park made it to my Top 3 of the NPS because of this cabin right here. It is THE spot you will always want to come back to.

Someone in my group was lucky enough to find this very cabin available to stay at in the national park, while we all were doing our research for camping spots in our big Alaska National Parks' Trip. We were stoked to be able to stay at such a historic and beautiful place. Getting there was definitely a little bit pricey, but so is getting anywhere in The Last Frontier. Less than a week before my group and I had gone to this very cabin, it sadly had been uncovered for the jewel it is by The New York Times. 

The cabin became open to the public in July 2017. It has 3 sets of wooden bunk beds with pads that hold up to 6 people. It has two rooms, one being the sleeping quarters and the other the kitchen/sitting area. There isn't a door separating the two rooms, only a doorway. This cabin was built by a man named Allen Woodward with his own two hands in the mid 1970s. He sold it to a conservation fund in 2006, who then deeded it to the national park service. It is an outdoorsman's dream. Mountains, wildlife, solitude, a glacier blue lake fully-stocked with mouth-watering fish, and views for days. It is the only public-use cabin for the entire 4 million acres of the national park.

To stay in the Priest Rock cabin you will need to go to the government website HERE to reserve your nights. 

To get here, you will need to fly to Port Alsworth in Lake Clark. You will then need boat transportation to the cabin. The government's website HERE has a list of companies that will get you there for both air and boat. 

Our group used THIS boat company to get us to the cabin. Make sure to rent some kayaks and poles before coming out here. Read THIS article before you go!

There is a leveled spot without vegetation next to the cabin on the way to the outhouse. It's a perfect spot to set up a tent if you have a group bigger than the 6.

There is an ax and chopped wood for you to use in the wood fire stove inside the kitchen area. You are directly beside the water and will have no problem finding great hiking trails.

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