24' x 36'


Four standard twin- size wooden bunks, a kitchen area, a table with bench, a woodstove, fire extinguisher, informational bulletin board, and a pit toilet.




Wrangell Mountains


At the base of the North West mountain side.


Plane only


Mixed spruce forest

Special Features

The cabin location permits off- trail hiking/exploring in the direction of Mount Drum and fishing in Chelle Lake.

Managing Agency

Wrangell-St. Elias National Park and Preserve

What To Bring

You must bring all personal belongings that you will require, including sleeping and dining equipment.





More Info

Head nets are strongly encouraged during June, July, and August. Obtain firewood from dead and down wood. Food and beverages, food and beverage containers, garbage, harvested fish and equipment used to cook or store food must be stored in a bear resistant container or secured within a hard sided building, or by caching a minimum of 100 feet from camp and suspending at least 10 feet above ground. Please dispose of inedible game parts, fish and food scraps that could attract a bear, at least 300 yards from the cabin site and below high water level. Legally taken game must not be stored in any public use cabin. Only dead and downed wood may be collected for firewood. Campfires are permitted, except during red flag warnings (open fire bans). Upon departing, parties will clean and secure public use cabins.

USGS Topo Map

Gulkana (A-2)

Rental Fee

None. Use is on a first-come, first-served basis.

Getting There

Latitude: 62.192154
Longitude: -144.866446
Driving Directions

Chelle Lake Cabin & Airstrip