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Top Cabin Camping near Girdwood, AK

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Best Cabin Camping Sites Near Girdwood, AK (38)

    Camper-submitted photo from Bird Creek Campground - Chugach State Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Bird Creek Campground - Chugach State Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Bird Creek Campground - Chugach State Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Bird Creek Campground - Chugach State Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Bird Creek Campground - Chugach State Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Bird Creek Campground - Chugach State Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Eklutna - Chugach State Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Eklutna - Chugach State Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Eklutna - Chugach State Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Eklutna - Chugach State Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Eklutna - Chugach State Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Eklutna - Chugach State Park

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    Eklutna - Chugach State Park

    39 Reviews
    139 Photos
    154 Saves
    Chugiak, Alaska
    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Electric Hookups
    • Reservable
    • ADA Access
    • RVs

    $5 - $100 / night

    Camper-submitted photo from Eagle River Campground - Chugach State Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Eagle River Campground - Chugach State Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Eagle River Campground - Chugach State Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Eagle River Campground - Chugach State Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Eagle River Campground - Chugach State Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Eagle River Campground - Chugach State Park

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    Eagle River Campground - Chugach State Park

    31 Reviews
    19 Photos
    94 Saves
    Eagle River, Alaska

    Eagle River campground is located along the beautiful Eagle River. The campground has 57 sites with picnic tables, fire pits, water, latrines, flush toilets and dump station. Overflow camping area of 10 sites, and a Campground Host. Downtown Eagle River is a short 5 minutes from the campground and has all the amenities of a small town.

    ★ ADA Facility - Yes ★ 57 Campsites (see fee page) ★ No RV size limit ★ Camping Limit - 4 nights ★ Daily Parking Fee - (see fee page) ★ Toilets - ♿ ★ Water - ♿ ★ Picnic Sites ★ Picnic Shelter (1) ★ Sanitary Dump Station

    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • ADA Access
    Camper-submitted photo from Alaska Marine Highway
    Camper-submitted photo from Alaska Marine Highway
    Camper-submitted photo from Alaska Marine Highway
    Camper-submitted photo from Alaska Marine Highway
    Camper-submitted photo from Alaska Marine Highway
    Camper-submitted photo from Alaska Marine Highway

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    Alaska Marine Highway

    4 Reviews
    14 Photos
    14 Saves
    Whittier, Alaska

    Camp on the deck of a ferry. Covered solariums located on the upper decks of each vessel are popular sleeping areas and for those traveling with small tents, they are allowed on the upper decks.

    • Reservable
    • ADA Access
    • Tents
    • Trash
    • Showers
    • Drinking Water
    Camper-submitted photo from Crow Pass Cabin
    Camper-submitted photo from Crow Pass Cabin
    Camper-submitted photo from Crow Pass Cabin
    Camper-submitted photo from Crow Pass Cabin
    Camper-submitted photo from Crow Pass Cabin
    Camper-submitted photo from Crow Pass Cabin

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    Crow Pass Cabin

    2 Reviews
    22 Photos
    11 Saves
    Girdwood, Alaska

    Overview

    Crow Pass Cabin is located about 500 yards off the Crow Pass Trail, which follows part of the former supply route for the Iditarod Trail. The trail is popular destination for its historic sites, stunning scenery and wildlife watching opportunities. The cabin is an ideal stop for visitors hiking the entire length of the trail, which takes an estimated two to three days, or for visitors interested in a good base camp for mountain climbing or backcountry skiing in the area. The site is only available for rent from June through October due to elevated avalanche danger during the winter and spring months. Please note, hazardous avalanche conditions may exist in this area as early as October and well into June some years. Getting there requires a 3-mile hike from the Crow Pass Trailhead off Crow Creek Road with an elevation gain of 2,080 feet. The trail may have snow October through mid-June. There is a small stream crossings to navigate just before the Cabin. Visitors are responsible for their own travel arrangements and safety, and must bring several of their own amenities including sleeping pads, sleeping bags, cook stove, toilet paper, pots and utensils as well as some form of water purification. More information on avalanche hazards in this area can be found at the Chugach NF Avalanche Center website (www.CNFAIC.org ). If accessing this cabin in late fall or early summer, please be prepared for winter conditions and/ or potential avalanche hazards affecting the route in along the Crow Pass Trail.

    Recreation

    The Crow Pass Trail is a picturesque 24-mile section (Girdwood to Eagle River) of the Iditarod National Historic Trail offering alpine hiking, trail running and sightseeing opportunities. The Cabin is ~3 miles from the Girdwood Crowpass Traihead. The section to the Cabin is a popular trail for families, but does have steep switchbacks in places. Interesting points between the trailhead and the cabin include the Monarch Mine ruins and several waterfalls. The trail continues past the cabin, revealing views of Raven Glacier and eventually the Eagle River. To continue the thru hike all the way to the Eagle River Nature Center (North Trailhead), it requires a substantial river crossing. The Eagle River Nature Center is a good resource for updated info on the river crossing. (907) 694-2108. Glaciers and peaks around the cabin offer experienced climbers a challenging adventure. Hunting is possible, but the activity is tightly regulated in this area with limited permits available from the State of Alaska.

    Facilities

    The Crow Pass Trail is a picturesque 24-mile section (Girdwood to Eagle River) of the Iditarod National Historic Trail offering alpine hiking, trail running and sightseeing opportunities. The Cabin is ~3 miles from the Girdwood Crowpass Traihead. The section to the Cabin is a popular trail for families, but does have steep switchbacks in places. Interesting points between the trailhead and the cabin include the Monarch Mine ruins and several waterfalls. The trail continues past the cabin, revealing views of Raven Glacier and eventually the Eagle River. To continue the thru hike all the way to the Eagle River Nature Center (North Trailhead), it requires a substantial river crossing. The Eagle River Nature Center is a good resource for updated info on the river crossing. (907) 694-2108. Glaciers and peaks around the cabin offer experienced climbers a challenging adventure. Hunting is possible, but the activity is tightly regulated in this area with limited permits available from the State of Alaska.

    Natural Features

    The cabin is situated in the Chugach Mountains near Crystal Lake at an elevation of about 3,500 feet. It sits in open tundra above the tree line with vegetation of low shrubs, grasses and summer wildflowers. Black and brown bears, wolves and moose inhabit the area (learn about bear safety). Dall sheep, mountain goats, marmots, arctic ground squirrels and white-tailed ptarmigan may be spotted on the rocky terrain surrounding the cabin.

    contact_info

    This location is unstaffed. To speak with our main office for general information, please call: (907) 783-3242.

    • Pets

    $75 / night

    Camper-submitted photo from Spencer Bench Cabin
    Camper-submitted photo from Spencer Bench Cabin
    Camper-submitted photo from Spencer Bench Cabin
    Camper-submitted photo from Spencer Bench Cabin
    Camper-submitted photo from Spencer Bench Cabin
    Camper-submitted photo from Spencer Bench Cabin

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    Spencer Bench Cabin

    3 Reviews
    19 Photos
    15 Saves
    Whittier, Alaska

    Overview

    Spencer Bench Cabin is located at 1,900 feet in elevation at the end of the Spencer Bench Trail. The trail climbs away from the lake revealing breathtaking views of the Placer River Valley, Spencer Lake and the Spencer Glacier below. The cabin sits just below several alpine meadows with vegetation of low shrubs, grasses and summer wildflowers.__ Please note: some years Spencer Bench Trail maintains snow coverage until July. For current trail conditions call the Glacier Ranger District at (907) 783-3242. Spencer Bench Cabin is available for rent year round although winter recreation here requires an advanced skillset and knowledge of avalanche hazards to access this Cabin via skis or snowmachines in the winter. Some parties do opt to charter a ski plane or helicopter to provide quick and easy winter access.__ From May 25th through September 15th 2024, the Alaska Railroad provides access to the area via the Glacier Discovery Train. Please verify schedules and book train tickets at the Alaska Railroad website prior to relying on the train for transportation. ____ Outside of the core summer season, the Placer river valley (and Spencer Lake) is accessible via jet boat and float plane.____

    Recreation

    Spencer Bench provides a picturesque view into the heart of the Chugach National Forest. Although the Spencer Bench Trail currently ends at the cabin, the open alpine areas just above the cabin offer excellent off-trail hiking and sightseeing opportunities during the summer months. Glaciers and peaks around the cabin offer experienced climbers a challenging adventure. For winter recreationists, this cabin provides an incredible base camp for backcountry skiing and snowmachine adventures. It takes an advanced skillset and knowledge of avalanche hazards to access this Cabin via skis or snowmachines in the winter. Some parties do opt to charter a ski plane or helicopter to provide quick and easy winter access. More information on avalanche hazards in this area can be found at the Chugach National Forest Avalanche Center website .____

    Facilities

    Spencer Bench provides a picturesque view into the heart of the Chugach National Forest. Although the Spencer Bench Trail currently ends at the cabin, the open alpine areas just above the cabin offer excellent off-trail hiking and sightseeing opportunities during the summer months. Glaciers and peaks around the cabin offer experienced climbers a challenging adventure. For winter recreationists, this cabin provides an incredible base camp for backcountry skiing and snowmachine adventures. It takes an advanced skillset and knowledge of avalanche hazards to access this Cabin via skis or snowmachines in the winter. Some parties do opt to charter a ski plane or helicopter to provide quick and easy winter access. More information on avalanche hazards in this area can be found at the Chugach National Forest Avalanche Center website .____

    Natural Features

    Black and brown bears, wolves, lynx, wolverine and moose inhabit the area. Mountain goats, marmots, arctic ground squirrels and spruce grouse may be spotted on the terrain around the cabin. Crow berries and Salmon Berries are plentiful in the late summer, along with low-bush blueberries.

    contact_info

    This location is unstaffed. To speak with our main office for general information, please call: (907) 783-3242.

    Nearby Attractions

    The Placer River Valley and Spencer Lake developed Recreation area offers diverse recreational opportunities including easy hiking, rock climbing, ice climbing, rafting and fishing during the summer months. In the winter this area is popular with backcountry skiers and snowmobilers.

    • Pets
    • Fires

    $85 / night

    Camper-submitted photo from Resurrection Pass Trail North
    Camper-submitted photo from Resurrection Pass Trail North
    Camper-submitted photo from Resurrection Pass Trail North
    Camper-submitted photo from Resurrection Pass Trail North
    Camper-submitted photo from Resurrection Pass Trail North
    Camper-submitted photo from Resurrection Pass Trail North

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    Resurrection Pass Trail North

    1 Review
    23 Photos
    8 Saves
    Hope, Alaska
    • Pets
    • Fires
    • RVs
    • Tents
    • Equestrian
    • Standard (Tent/RV)
    Camper-submitted photo from Eagle River Nature Center (public use cabins/yurts)
    Camper-submitted photo from Eagle River Nature Center (public use cabins/yurts)
    Camper-submitted photo from Eagle River Nature Center (public use cabins/yurts)
    Camper-submitted photo from Eagle River Nature Center (public use cabins/yurts)
    Camper-submitted photo from Eagle River Nature Center (public use cabins/yurts)
    Camper-submitted photo from Eagle River Nature Center (public use cabins/yurts)
    Camper-submitted photo from Caribou Creek Cabin

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    Caribou Creek Cabin

    1 Review
    1 Photo
    3 Saves
    Hope, Alaska

    Overview

    Caribou Creek Cabin is a remote, rustic cabin on the Eastern Kenai Peninsula of south-central Alaska. It is near a recreational gold panning area and provides access to great opportunities for big game hunting. The cabin can be accessed by hiking, horseback riding, biking skiing, and snowmobile. The trail is open to snowmobiles every other year. Visitors are responsible for their own travel arrangements and safety, and must bring several of their own amenities.

    Recreation

    Hiking, horseback riding, mountain biking, cross country skiing and snowshoeing along Resurrection Pass Trail are popular activities. Learn more about Resurrection Pass Trail North, Resurrection Pass Trail South and Devils Creek Trail . There are designated areas for the public to pan for gold along the trail. Active mining operations are on private claims of the creek.__ In season, visitors hunt for moose, black and brown bears, Dall sheep, mountain goats, caribou and wolves in the surrounding forest. Fishing in the area is not great.

    Facilities

    Hiking, horseback riding, mountain biking, cross country skiing and snowshoeing along Resurrection Pass Trail are popular activities. Learn more about Resurrection Pass Trail North, Resurrection Pass Trail South and Devils Creek Trail . There are designated areas for the public to pan for gold along the trail. Active mining operations are on private claims of the creek.__ In season, visitors hunt for moose, black and brown bears, Dall sheep, mountain goats, caribou and wolves in the surrounding forest. Fishing in the area is not great.

    Natural Features

    The log cabin has bunk space for six and a maximum occupancy of eight people. It is equipped with counter space, a table, benches and a wood stove for heat. A splitting maul and hand saw are available. An outhouse is also provided.__ There is no electricity, potable water, mattresses, bedding, cooking utensils or cut firewood at the cabin. Visitors should bring sleeping bags and pads, a cook stove, cooking gear and food. Water taken from lakes or streams should be treated or boiled before consumption. All garbage and food must be packed out.

    Nearby Attractions

    • Alcohol

    $50 - $75 / night

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      Fox Creek Cabin (AK)

      1 Review
      Hope, Alaska

      Overview

      Fox Creek Cabin is a rustic cabin on the Eastern Kenai Peninsula of south-central Alaska. The cabin can be accessed by hiking, biking, skiing, horseback, and snowmobile. The trail is open to snowmobiles every other year. Visitors are responsible for their own travel arrangements and safety, and must bring several of their own amenities.

      Recreation

      Hiking, horseback riding, mountain biking, cross country skiing and snowshoeing along Resurrection Pass Trail are popular activities. Learn more about Resurrection Pass Trail North and South and Devils Creek Trail . In season, visitors hunt for moose, black and brown bears, Dall sheep, mountain goats, caribou and wolves in the surrounding forest. Fishing in the area is not great.

      Facilities

      Hiking, horseback riding, mountain biking, cross country skiing and snowshoeing along Resurrection Pass Trail are popular activities. Learn more about Resurrection Pass Trail North and South and Devils Creek Trail . In season, visitors hunt for moose, black and brown bears, Dall sheep, mountain goats, caribou and wolves in the surrounding forest. Fishing in the area is not great.

      Natural Features

      The cabin is along the popular Resurrection Pass trail -and sits just up from Fox Creek. It is surrounded by a spruce and birch forest, with views of nearby mountains and meadows. A variety of wildlife makes its home in the area. Berries ripen mid-July through mid-September. For more information on access and regulations pertaining to this cabin, trail conditions, safety precautions and outdoor safety and ethics, please contact the Seward Ranger District.

        $50 - $75 / night

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