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Description

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.

Facilities

Wooden bunks, table, benches, outhouse, splitting maul, saw, and rowboat with oars are also provided. There is no electricity, potable water, mattresses, bedding, cooking utensils, or cut firewood.

Capacity

8

Area

Chugach National Forest

Location

Located 3.3 miles from Russian River Campground parking area, or 25 minutes from Seward or Cooper Landing via floatplane. GPS: N 60° 26’ 15” W 149° 59’ 16”

Access

Hiking Russian Lakes Trail or via floatplane

Terrain

Surrounded by spruce forest and meadows with mountain views.

Special Features

Wildlife includes moose, black and brown bears, and wolves. Hunting for these species in designated seasons.

Season Of Use

Year-round

Managing Agency

Chugach National Forest

What To Bring

Sleeping bags and pads, cookstove, cooking gear, and food.

Rowboat

Yes

Stove

Wood

More Info

The route in winter is 4.2 miles long and follows the Russian River Campground entrance road, the summer trail for 1.8 miles, then a marked winter route and across the frozen surface of Lower Russian Lake.

USGS Topo Map

Seward B-8

Getting There

Coordinates
Latitude: 60.4375
Longitude: -149.98777778

Prices & Dates

Rate $75 / night

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