Chena River State Recreation Area
Upper Angel Creek Cabin
★ Minimum Occupancy: 1 Guest
★ Maximum Occupancy: 5 Guests
★ Site Access Method: Summer - Hiking, Mountain Bike, or ATV ; Winter - Ski, Snowshoe, Dog Team, or Snowmachine
★ Stay Limit: 5 Nights
★ Check-in/out Time: 12:00pm
★ Pets Allowed: Yes**
★ Fees: (see fee page)
★ Cabin Dimensions: 12' x 16'
★ Heating Method: Wood (Bring your own wood)
★ Fire Ring
★ Picnic Table
★ Wood Stove
★ Table and Seats
★ Broom and Ash Scoop
★ Saw and Axe
Upper Angel Creek cabin is one of five backcountry cabins located in the Chena Recreation area. Nestled deep in the Angel Creek valley this cabin is a great spot to spend a day or two. Whether its under the midnight sun or draped in the northern lights, you are sure to make a trip to remember.
The cabin is supplied with a wood stove, table, seats, broom, axe, saw, and shovel. This cabin was constructed by volunteers and State Park staff for your use and enjoyment. Please help keep it neat and attractive for those who will use it after your visit.
The cabins are accessed by the Angel Creek Winter Trail and Angel Creek Hillside Trail located at Mile 50.5 Chena Hot Springs Road.
Winter: The Angel Creek Winter Trail provides winter access by snowmobile, dog team, skis or snowshoe. This is a winter only trail and has the most direct route following the valley floor 3.1 miles to the Lower Cabin and continuing another 2.7 miles to the Upper Cabin.
Summer: The Angel Creek Hillside Trail provides summer access by ATV, horseback, hiking and biking. This trail stays high, following the contours of the hillside, offering many scenic views of the valley and surrounding hills. It is 5.1 miles to the Lower Cabin and 10 miles to the Upper Cabin.
GPS: W146° 24.796', N65° 01.503'
* Note: The new re-route (Angel Creek Hillside Trail) providing summer access to the Upper and Lower Angel Creek cabins is closed each spring during break-up from early April through late May. For more information and trail openings contact the Northern Area office at (907) 451-2698. Hikers may use the lowlands, however the trail is extremely wet and not advised. The water supply is seasonally available from snow and/or creek.
** Pets must be under control at all times and you are responsible for cleaning up your pet’s waste.
Pack out everything you pack in.
Check Availablility on Reserve America
Once you make a reservation, you will receive a confirmation e-mail from Reserve America with important information about the cabin. Print out this confirmation e-mail and bring it with you to the cabin. If you do not receive a confirmation e-mail within 24 hours of making the reservation, please contact the DNR Public Information Center at (907) 269-8400 Mon - Fri 10am-5pm.
Remember that these cabins are not hotels. Always be prepared! Be sure to bring:
- Sleeping bag and pad or air mattress
- Cookware, dishes, utensils
- Cooking stove and fuel
- Matches, lighters, paper fire starter
- 9-volt battery for smoke detectors
- First aid items
- Plastic trash bags
- Jug of water
- Saw or axe, just in case
- Lantern and fuel