Very striking at the 2,973-foot level of the Alaska Range, this simple, 12x14 log cabin can anchor your alpine adventure—with sweeping views of surrounding tundra foothills only a few miles north of Paxson off the Richardson Highway. The 605-acre state recreation site features a boat launch and picnic sites, with berry picking and ATV trails in summer, and a vast realm for snow sports in winter. The 1,388-acre lake is a popular destination for fishing year round, known for wild populations of lake trout, grayling and burbot. Ice may be present October through July. Be prepared for chilly weather during the summer, plus blizzards and whiteout in winter.
With plywood sleeping bunks, kitchen counter, table and benches, wood store, fire extinguisher, broom, ash scoop, ax, saw, picnic table and fire ring. The lake has a boat launch, and the recreation site features 17 campsites.
6 people (pets welcome)
In a basin just north of Isabel Pass—forming the divide between Copper Basin and the Yukon River. The dramatic snow-shrouded Alaska Range sprawls to the north.
Above the treeline in brushy, hilly tundra.
Season of Use
Alaska State Parks
What to Bring
Visitors will almost certainly find no firewood at this elevation and must bring their own for heat and campfires. Bring water or be prepared to purify lake water or melt snow. 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.