Cabin Access Summary

Most of our cabins are in the back country, requiring some physical effort to get to since there is no road access. The following provides a cabin access summary using four categories: drive up, short distance (less than one mile), semi-remote (one to twelve miles) and remote (no land access - by water or air only). In additional, we have this same information in chart form as a PDF file (see below). Access information on this page and in the chart is incomplete since it is a summary. For complete information on an individual cabin and how to get there, go to Cabin Descriptions by area of the state.
Note: For winter access, snowmachine use is permitted only when there is sufficient snow cover.

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Drive Up:

  • Beluga Cabin at Bird Creek Campground, Chugach State Park near Anchorage - in summer drive to parking lot; in winter ski/snowshoe/hike across parking lot depending on snow level.

  • Bore Tide Cabin at Bird Creek Campground, Chugach State Park near Anchorage - in summer drive to parking lot; in winter ski/snowshoe/hike across parking lot depending on snow level.

  • Chena River Cabin in Chena River State Recreation Area near Fairbanks

  • Hunt Memorial Cabin in Chena River State Recreation Area near Fairbanks

  • North Fork Cabin in Chena River State Recreation Area near Fairbanks

  • Twin Bears Camp in Chena River State Recreation Area near Fairbanks - must be rented thru the Twin Bears Outdoor Education Association

  • Salcha River Cabin in Salcha River State Recreation near Fairbanks - by road in late spring or early fall only; winter - see under "Short Distance"; cabin not for rent in summer

  • Settlers Cove Cabin in Settlers Cove State Recreation Site near Ketchikan - See cabin description for gate closure times.

  • Birch Lake Cabin in Birch Lake State Recreation Area near Fairbanks - by road in late spring or early fall only; winter - see under "Short Distance"; cabin not for rent in summer.

  • Quartz Lake Cabin in Quartz Lake State Recreation Area near Delta Jct. - by road in late spring or early fall only; road access in winter, but tire chains or 4-wheel drive recommended; cabin not for rent in summer

  • Fielding Lake Cabin in Fielding Lake State Recreation Area near Delta Jct. - by road in late spring through early fall only; winter - see under "Semi-Remote"

  • Byers Lake Cabin #1 in Denali State Park near Trapper Creek - by road in late spring through early fall only; winter - see under "Short Distance"

  • Matanuska Glacier Cabin in Matanuska State Recreation Site near Matanuska Glacier

  • Yuditna Creek Cabin in Chugach State Park near Anchorage - Upon request only, under special circumstance

  • Berry Patch Cabin in Eagle Beach SRA near Juneau - in summer, drive to campground parking; in winter ski/snowshoe/hike 1/4 mile from parking lot depending on snow level.

  • Saturday Creek Cabin in Eagle Beach SRA near Juneau - in summer drive to parking lot; in winter ski/snowshoe/hike across parking lot depending on snow level.

  • Marten Cabin in Eagle Beach SRA near Juneau - in summer, drive campground road approximately 1/2 mile from the parking lot; in winter ski/snowshoe/hike 1/2 mile from parking lot depending on snow level



Short Distance:

  • Salcha River Cabin in Salcha River State Recreation near Fairbanks - in winter, ski/snowshoe/dogsled/snowmachine 400 yards unplowed road to cabin, also see under "Drive Up"

  • Glatfelder Cabin in Quartz Lake State Recreation Area near Delta Jct. - short distance by trail of 1/2 mile; summer - hike; winter - ski/snowshoe/dogsled/snowmachine

  • Birch Lake Cabin in Birch Lake State Recreation Area near Fairbanks - access road is plowed to within a couple hundred feet of lake road and cabin, 4-wheel drive recommended on access road in winter; cabin not for rent in summer

  • Nancy Lake Cabins #1, 2, and 4 in Nancy Lake State Recreation Area near Willow - distance from trailhead of 1/4-1/2 mile; summer - hike; winter - ski/snowshoe/dogsled/snowmachine

  • Nancy Lake Cabin #3 in Nancy Lake State Recreation Area near Willow - accessible over land by foot only in the winter, distance: 1/2 mile, no marked trail; or ski/snowshoe/dogsled/snowmachine on lake, along lake edge, same distance

  • Bald Lake Cabin in Nancy Lake State Recreation Area near Willow - in summer, hike 1/8 mile; in winter, ski/snowshoe/dogsled/snowmachine 1/2 mile

  • Byers Lake Cabin #1 in Denali State Park near Trapper Creek - in winter, ski/snowshoe/dogsled/snowmachine 1/2 mile from highway of unplowed road to cabin, also see under "Drive Up"

  • Byers Lake Cabin #2 and #3 in Denali State Park near Trapper Creek - in summer, hike/hand launch boat, short distance by lake or trail of 1/2 mile; in winter, ski/snowshoe/dogsled/snowmachine one mile from highway





Semi-Remote:

  • Yuditna Cabin in Chugach State Park near Anchorage - distance from trailhead: 3 miles; summer - hike, bicycle, horseback, hand-launch boat, float plane or ATV (Note: ATV use in summer is permitted Sunday through Wednesday only); winter - ski/snowshoe/dogsled/snowmachine (Note: snowmachine use is permitted all week)

  • Serenity Falls Hut in Chugach State Park near Anchorage - distance from trailhead: 12 miles; summer - hike, bicycle, horseback, or ATV (Note: ATV use in summer is permitted Sunday through Wednesday only); winter - ski/shows hoe/dogsled/snowmachine (Note: snowmachine use is permitted all week)

  • Eagle River Nature Center Cabin in Chugach State Park near Anchorage - distance from trailhead: 1.25 miles (non-motorized); summer - hike; winter ski/showshoe/dogsled; must be rented thru the Eagle River Nature Center

  • Eagle River Nature Center Yurts in Chugach State Park near Anchorage - distance from trailhead: 2 miles (non-motorized); summer - hike; winter - ski/showshoe/dogsled; must be rented thru the Eagle River Nature Center

  • Cowee Meadow Cabin in Point Bridget State Park near Juneau - distance from trailhead: 2.5 miles (non-motorized); summer - hike; winter - ski/showshoe/dogsled

  • Blue Mussel Cabin in Point Bridget State Park near Juneau - distance from trailhead: 3.4 miles (non-motorized); summer - hike; winter - ski/showshoe/dogsled

  • Camping Cove Cabin in Point Bridget State Park near Juneau - distance from trailhead: 2.5 miles (non-motorized); summer - hike; winter - ski/showshoe/dogsled

  • Fielding Lake Cabin in Fielding Lake State Recreation Area near Delta Jct. - in winter, ski/snowshoe/dogsled/snowmachine 1.5 miles unplowed road from highway to cabin; also see under "Drive Up"

  • Chena River Cabin in Chena River State Recreation Area near Fairbanks - in summer, river access; also see under "Drive Up"

  • Nugget Creek Cabin in Chena River State Recreation Area near Fairbanks - Distance from the winter trail head at 31.4 mile Chena Hot Springs road is 6.4 miles. The Chena River and South Fork often have thin ice or open water even in late winter so be careful. The summer route is at 36.4 mile Chena Hot Springs Road. Hikers have to wade/canoe across the Chena River then hike 5.4 miles to the cabin.

  • Colorado Creek Cabin in Chena River State Recreation Area near Fairbanks - distance from trailhead: 5.8 miles; winter - ski/snowshoe/dogsled/snowmachine; summer access by foot or ATV difficult due to wet trail

  • Upper Angel Creek Cabin in Chena River State Recreation Area near Fairbanks - distance from trailhead: 6.7 miles; winter - ski/snowshoe/dogsled/snowmachine; summer access by foot or ATV difficult due to wet trail

  • Lower Angel Creek Cabin in Chena River State Recreation Area near Fairbanks - distance from trailhead: 3.6 miles; winter - ski/snowshoe/dogsled/snowmachine; summer access by foot or ATV difficult due to wet trail

  • Stiles Creek Cabin in Chena River State Recreation Area near Fairbanks - distance from trailhead: approximately 7.5 miles; summer - hike or ATV; winter - ski/snowshoe/dogsled/snowmachine

  • Nancy Lake Cabins #1, 2, 3, and 4 in Nancy Lake State Recreation Area near Willow - winter: ski plane; summer: float plane or boat; distance across lake approximately 2 - 3 miles; lake route not usable during break up or freeze up; also see under "Short Distance"

  • Lynx Lake Cabins #1, 2, and 3 in Nancy Lake State Recreation Area near Willow - distance from trailhead: approximately 3-4 miles; summer - float plane or by canoe trail over multiple lakes with portages; winter - plane or ski/snowshoe/dogsled/snowmachine; canoe trail is not usable during break up and freeze up

  • James Lake Cabin in Nancy Lake State Recreation Area near Willow - distance from trailhead: approximately 3-4 miles; summer - canoe trail over multiple lakes with portages; winter - ski/snowshoe/dogsled/snowmachine; canoe trail is not usable during break up and freeze up; planes are not allowed on James Lake

  • Red Shirt Lake Cabins #1, 2, 3, and 4 in Nancy Lake State Recreation Area near Willow - summer: float plane or hike 3 miles, then canoe across lake; winter: plane or ski/snowshoe/dogsled/snowmachine 8 miles; cabins not reachable during break up or freeze up

  • Callisto Cabin in Caines Head State Recreation Area - boat, float plane, or 3.5 mile non-motorized trail; portion of trail along tidal beach - must hike at low tide!

  • Derby Cove Cabin in Caines Head State Recreation Area - boat, float plane, or 4 mile non-motorized trail; portion of trail along tidal beach - must hike at low tide!





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