Alaska May 22, 2018
The Newest Public Cabin In Alaska Is In A Fascinating Location
Tonsina Point near Seward is in an absolutely stunning location, and the State of Alaska just constructed a great new cabin for public use along the forested shore. Reserve the cabin for a fun weekend and head out to this dreamy bayside location with your friends and family. You’ll love the view of the Resurrection Bay and the Seward Mountains. The area is colorful with wildflowers June-August, and the striking views of the mountains climbing from the deep blue Resurrection Bay are always in season. Visit the Tonsina Point public-use cabin near Seward for a secluded weekend on the beach.
The newest State of Alaska public-use cabin is tucked into a forested corner of Tonsina Point. The spot was carefully picked to be near enough to the water so you can watch the boats, but still feel secluded.
You can get there by taking the road to the Lowell Point Trailhead, then hiking the two miles to the cabin. The trail is level and moderate and you can easily pack in all you need for a weekend.
Alternatively, you can take a water taxi to the cabin. The city of Seward has a list of providers that can take you on the five mile journey for a reasonable fee.
Accommodations at the Tonsina cabin can sleep six comfortably in two double and two single bunks. There's a large wooden table for cooking, eating or playing cards and a Nordic stove to heat the cabin, so bring several gallons of diesel fuel.
Your packing list should include sleeping bags and pads, all cooking gear and fuel, and plenty of food and water. There are limited supplies of fresh water and you must bring a filter.
This location in the Caines Head Recreation Area is perfectly situated to avoid the extremes of tidal fluctuation. It remains accessible by boat and the beach is open for exploring all the time.
There are wide swaths of beaches to explore with pebbly black sand, trails to hike and marine life to see.
You can hike to Fort McGilvray and explore some WWII history in the area. You can also see the variety of local wildlife including seals, orcas, and sea otters.
Every evening, you can build a campfire and make S'mores while watching for wildlife in the cove nearby.
So, book a date, pack up, hike out, and spend with weekend the sea and the sky. You will love this backcountry experience that is easily accessible, close to town, and right on the water.
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