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Division of Parks & Outdoor Recreation

Interior of Public-Use Cabin

Nancy Lake State Recreation Area

Bald Lake Cabin

Bald Lake Cabin Exterior

Cabin Specifications

★ Minimum Occupancy: 1 Guest
★ Maximum Occupancy: 6 Guests
★ Site Access Method: Summer - Hiking, Float Plane; Winter - Ski, Snowshoe, Snowmachine*, or Ski Plane
★ Stay Limit: 5 Nights
★ Check-in/out Time: 12:00pm
★ Pets Allowed: Yes**
★ Fees: (see fee page)
★ Cabin Dimensions: 16' x 24'
★ Heating Method: Wood (Bring your own wood)


★ Fire Ring
★ Picnic Table
★ Lake Access

This is a log cabin and is the only building on the lake. It has a six-foot porch which overlooks scenic Bald Lake. The cabin has bunk beds, a woodstove, an outside picnic table, and an outside fire ring. A winter trail off Bald Lake connects to the canoe loop trails as well as Nancy Lake.

Access for the Bald Lake cabin is a quarter-mile walking trail. The trailhead is at Mile 2.5 of the Nancy Lake Parkway. There is a well-marked trail and signs that lead you to the cabin, located on the north end of the lake. In the winter, park at the Winter Trailhead parking lot (Mile 2.2 of the Nancy Lake Parkway). Using registered snowmobiles, skis, snowshoes, or dog sled, travel the unplowed portion of the parkway 0.3 miles. ATVs prohibited. Take a left at the summer parking area and follow the trail and signs leading to the cabin. There is also a trail leading from the cabin to the lake. Snowmobile openings announced when there is sufficient snow cover to protect underlying vegetation.

GPS: 61 40.915N, 150 02.093W

Special Notes:
* Check the Nancy Lake park condition reports for trail conditions and snowmobile openings.

** 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.

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Important Info

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 reservation call center at 1-844-351-9733 9am-5pm.

Remember that these cabins are not hotels. Always be prepared! Be sure to bring:

  • Sleeping bag and pad or air mattress
  • Food
  • 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
  • Firewood
  • Flashlight
  • Lantern and fuel

Mission Statement

"The Division of Parks and Outdoor Recreation provides outdoor recreation opportunities and conserves and interprets natural, cultural, and historic resources for the use, enjoyment, and welfare of the people."

Accessibility Notice

Division of Parks & Outdoor Recreation

Atwood Building
550 West 7th Avenue
Suite 1380
Anchorage, AK 99501
DNR Public Information Center:
(907) 269-8400
DPOR Director's Office:
(907) 269-8700