This large 20 x 24 log cabin sits adjacent to the parking lot at Quartz Lake, about 86 miles southeast of Fairbanks, inside a 556-acre recreation area with a reputation for some of the best road-accessible fishing in Alaska’s Interior and hiking trails with striking views of the Tanana River Valley. During winter, ice fishing is popular, with four huts available for rent. The cabin may be unavailable for public reservations May 1 through Sept. 30.


Sleeping platforms, table and benches, wood heating stove, ax, saw, broom and ash scoop. A covered front porch with fire ring and picnic table are outside. During summer, you’ll find a water pump across the parking lot. Plus handicap-accessible fishing dock, two boat launches, picnicking, swimming area and beach volley ball.


6 people (pets welcome)


Delta Junction


East of the Tanana River at Big Delta, about 14 miles north of Delta Junction.


In the Tanana River Valley, the lake is nestled on three sides within a range of steep, forested hills with a vast wetland stretching to the northeast. Great views from the summits. Private property with cabins dot the lakeshore.

Season of Use

Year-round (The cabin may be unavailable for public reservations May 1 through Sept. 30.)

Managing Agency

Alaska State Parks

What to Bring

Guests should bring firewood because the adjacent woods will be picked over. Outside of the summer season, guests should bring their own water or be prepared to purify lake water or 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.





Getting There

Quartz Lake State Recreation Area
Mile 277.8 Richardson Highway
Delta Junction, AK 99737

From Fairbanks, drive south on the Richardson to Mile 277.8 Richardson Highway to the turnoff to Quartz Lake. (About 14 miles northwest of Delta Junction.) Follow the access road for 3 miles to the Quartz Lake parking lot.The final descent to the lake is steep.

Driving Directions


Quartz Lake Cabin