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16-x-16 log cab­in in an alpine val­ley nes­tled amid steep moun­tain slopes. Sleeps 6, with table, oil stove, and out­house. Note: You must bring #1 stove oil if you want heat. One gal­lon lasts about one hour. Devil’s Creek Trail inter­sects here, a 10-mile descent to the Seward High­way trail­head. Devi’s Pass Lake is about one mile down the trail. Check Availability  ...more

A two-sto­ry log cab­in with a loft sleeps eight with bunk space for sev­en. It has counter space table, bench­es and a wood stove for heat. Oth­er fea­tures include split­ting maul and hand saw, an out­house — and a row­boat with oars. Check Availability 

Oper­at­ed by the non-prof­it Alas­ka Moun­tain and Wilder­ness Huts Asso­ci­a­tion, Man­i­to­ba Cab­in is intend­ed to pro­mote wilder­ness expe­ri­ence and cama­raderie in the spir­it of Euro­pean-style trekking huts. While very pop­u­lar among back­coun­try skiers dur­ing win­ter week­ends, the facil­i­ty often has open­ings dur­ing week­days. Dur­ing the sum­mer, you might have the entire place to yourself.

The yurt is acces­si­ble by water. The Grace Ridge Trail makes it access­able by Alpine hike from the Kayak Beach trail head at the head of Lit­tle Tut­ka Bay. 

Small Rus­tic Cab­in Sleeps Two

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Rus­tic Cab­in, approx­i­mate­ly 16′ x 20′, locat­ed on North­east­ern shore of Hol­gate Arm in Aia­lik Bay.

The cab­in can sleep up to six and has two latrines close by, a fire ring over­look­ing the dock, a wood stove, table and oth­er cab­in neces­si­ties. Dur­ing the height of the sum­mer, you should be able to get water close by. This cab­in is close to the Ranger Sta­tion, hik­ing trails, safe kayak­ing and King salmon fish­ing in June.

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The Sea Star Cove pub­lic-use cab­in is locat­ed in Tut­ka Bay, about three-quar­ters of the way in, on your right, on the south side. The cab­in is sur­round­ed by large, old-growth Sit­ka spruce. By far, this is the best Pub­lic Use Cab­in in the park, and it has many hik­ing and kayak­ing options if used as a base.

This cab­in is a real treat! If you spend the night here you are stay­ing in what was the orig­i­nal Park Ranger Head­quar­ters for Kachemak Bay State Park.

The yurt is removed from the state park camp­ground and very pri­vate. Drop off is to the right of the game mark­er about 300 yards to the left of the Humpy Creek trail head and campground.

The cab­in is locat­ed on the north shore of Engi­neer Lake. The cab­in is south fac­ing over­look­ing the lake sur­round­ed by spruce and birch trees. Two bunk beds, table with bench­es, wood stove, broom, shov­el, water buck­et, fire extin­guish­er, estab­lished camp­fire ring, and outhouse.

The yurt is locat­ed about ¾ the way up Tut­ka Bay on the right as head­ing up the bay. It is approx­i­mate­ly 1 mile past the Hatch­ery entrance and about ½ mile from the Sea Star state cab­in rental. The yurt is locat­ed on the promi­nence just past the beach with the state park camp­ground and the trail­head marker.

The West Cab­in is the third cab­in with­in Hal­ibut Cove Lagoon. It is not acces­si­ble via the pub­lic dock, and you must either take your own boat here or be dropped of by water taxi on the beach in front of the cabin.

Locat­ed at the top right hand side of the entrance of Sadie cove. The site is over­look­ing the cove and out to the Kachemak Bay and Eldred Passage.

Der­by Cove Cab­in is 14′ X 18′. This cab­in sits with­in a spruce and hem­lock for­est behind a grav­el beach. At the head of the Caines Head trail sys­tem, Der­by Cove is a quar­ter mile from the ranger sta­tion. Use the creek that runs in front of the cab­in as a water source.

A rus­tic log cab­in with counter space, a table, bench­es and a wood stove for heat. Sleeps eight, with bunks for six. Oth­er fea­tures include split­ting maul and saw, out­house — and a row­boat equipped with oars for explor­ing the lake. Check Availability   ...more

Mile 2.3 Russ­ian Lakes Trail. This rus­tic cab­in in a flat area along the east­ern shore of Low­er Russ­ian Lake fea­tures a row­boat with oars. It sleeps eight, with bunks for six, and includes cook­ing counter, table, bench­es, wood stove, spit­ting maul and saw, and an out­house. Check Availability   ...more

The cab­in is locat­ed on an island of Tus­tu­me­na Lake in the Kenai Wilder­ness area.

Cal­lis­to Cab­in is locat­ed in the Caines Head State Recre­ation Area, approx­i­mate­ly 7 nau­ti­cal miles south of Seward in Res­ur­rec­tion Bay. The cab­in can be reached by the coastal tidal trail, or by water taxi or floatplane. 

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Out of ideas for what to do? Check out the log books at this cab­in to see who has stayed here and what they’ve done.

Mile 8.6 Russ­ian Lakes Trail. Rus­tic cab­in with bunks for six and sleep­ing space for eight. Fish­ing for Dol­ly Var­den and rain­bow trout in the near­by Russ­ian Riv­er. Fea­tures counter space, table, bench­es, a wood stove, split­ting maul and hand­saw, and out­house. Check Availability  ...more

A 12ft x 14ft rus­tic cab­in over­look­ing the south­ern shore of Cres­cent Lake. It is a 7 mile hike via Carter Lake Trail and an 11 mile hike via Cres­cent Creek Trail. 

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12-by-14 rus­tic cab­in tucked away from the trail in a scat­tered spruce for­est near the more open sub­alpine zone at 2,200 feet. Sleeps 6, with table, wood stove, split­ting maul, cross­cut saw, and outhouse. 

This 1616 cab­in is locat­ed on the north bank of Big Indi­an Creek. This cab­in offers seclu­sion and the oppor­tu­ni­ty to explore the remote north­east inte­ri­or of the Refuge. Wildlife includes moose, black and brown bears and wolves. Hunt­ing and trap­ping is allowed. In the win­ter there is cross-coun­ty ski­ing and snow­shoe­ing. Review Alas­ka depart­ment of Fish and Game hunt­ing and fish­ing regulations. 

16-by-16 rus­tic log cab­in on Fox Creek in the Res­ur­rec­tion Creek val­ley near the edge of by spruce/​birch for­est with views of near­by moun­tains. Sleeps 6, with table, wood stove, split­ting maul, cross­cut saw, and outhouse.

12 by 14 rus­tic cab­in on Res­ur­rec­tion Creek in spruce-birch for­est with moun­tain views. Sleep­ing bunks for six with space for eight. Equipped with counter space, table, bench­es, wood stove, split­ting maul and hand saw. Out­house and bear locker. 

A 12ft x 14ft rus­tic cab­in at the north­west end of Cres­cent Lake in the Kenai Mountains.

The yurt is on the Left side of Right Beach fac­ing the beach

Cab­in in the Kenai Nation­al Wildlife Refuge. The trail­head to the cab­in is locat­ed on the Ski­lak Lake Road, mile 7.5 from the east entrance junc­tion with the Ster­ling High­way. The cab­in is locat­ed .2 miles from the road on the Upper Ohmer Lake Trail. 

The yurt is locat­ed on the point between Sadie Cove and Lit­tle Tut­ka Bay

Mile 11.9 Russ­ian Lakes Trail.Handsome 12×14 trapper’s style log cab­in that over­looks the lake and a stun­ning view. With bunk space for six and sleep­ing for eight. (The For­est Ser­vice rec­om­mends space for 4, so expect close quar­ters.) Check Availability  ...more

Mile 29.2 Res­ur­rec­tion Pass Trail. This cab­in sits at the south end of Juneau Lake. A rus­tic cab­in with counter space, a table, bench­es and a wood stove for heat. Sleeps eight with bunks for six. Oth­er fea­tures include a split­ting maul and saw, an out­house — and a canoe with pad­dles for explor­ing the lake. Check Availability  ...more

This cab­in is sit­u­at­ed along east shore of Juneau Lake. A rus­tic cab­in with counter space, a table, bench­es and a wood stove for heat. Sleeps eight with bunks for six. Oth­er fea­tures include a split­ting maul and saw, an out­house — and a canoe with pad­dles for explor­ing the lake.

Hal­ibut Cove is a lit­tle jew­el tucked away in Alaska’s first state park, Kachemak Bay State Park. The park area is a total of 400,000 acres of moun­tains, glac­i­ers, forests, coast­line and ocean. Vis­i­tors fre­quent­ly observe sea otters, har­bor seals, por­poise, and a vari­ety of whale species.

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