This snug 16 x 20 cabin on the braided Delta River offers stunning glimpses of some of the tallest peaks in the Alaska Range. The cabin nestles in a wooded, 46-acre recreation site with 12 campsites, surrounded by foothills that rise into tundra, on the fresh-water Donnelly Creek. Just off the highway and seldom crowded, the locale is known for its wilderness character and sweeping views. The Delta bison herd can sometimes be seen across the Delta River on its summer calving grounds. With berry picking in season and hiking. Take a stroll on the gravel dike built to prevent flooding.


With plywood sleeping bunks, table and chairs, wood store, fire extinguisher, broom, ash scoop, ax, saw, picnic table and fire ring. Get water from pump in the campground during summer.


4 people (pets welcome)


Delta Junction


Along the Delta River about 27 miles south of Delta Junction.


Creek bottom forest at about 1,800 foot elevation, with braided, gravel flats of the Delta River nearby.

Season of Use


Managing Agency

Alaska State Parks

What to Bring

Visitors might be able to gather some downed wood or driftwood, but it’s best to bring your own, especially if the nights are nippy. During off-season, bring water or be prepared to melt snow or purify creek water. Items such as a cook stove, cooking gear, flashlights or lanterns, bedding, sleeping pads and trash bags are not provided. Guests are expected to pack out trash and clean the cabin before leaving. Don’t assume there will be sufficient toilet paper or working batteries in the smoke detector.





Getting There

Donnelly Creek State Recreation Site
Mile 238 of the Richardson Highway
Delta Junction, AK 99737

From Anchorage, take the Glenn Highway about 180 miles to Glennallen, then go north on the Richardson Highway another 127 miles to Mile 238. At the sign, turn west on short gravel loop road. Cabin is drive-up, between campsites 2 & 3, during summer and a short walk once snow falls.

Driving Directions


Donnelly Creek Cabin