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Upper Russian Lake Cabin

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About This Campground

USDA Forest Service


Upper Russian Lake Cabin is a rustic trapper style log cabin located on Upper Russian lake. It was recently refurbished to keep the old fashioned charm of the 1950s, when it was originally built. Its location provides good fishing and boating opportunities. Visitors enjoy exploring…

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Reservations can be made the day of arrival or up to 180 days in advance, for three consecutive days maximum per person from May 15 to Aug. 31. Only one change per reservation for all Alaska cabins is allowed. Change is defined as a modification to the start or end date of the reservation; after…

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  • Drive-In
    Park next to your site
  • Walk-In
    Park in a lot, walk to your site.
  • Hike-In
    Backcountry sites.

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  • Verizon
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Site Types

  • Dispersed
  • Group
  • Cabins
  • Tent Cabin


For Campers

  • Firewood Available
  • Reservable
  • Alcohol


2 Reviews of Upper Russian Lake Cabin

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Reviewed Aug. 7, 2020

Worth the hike

This is an awesome location, certainly worth the hike. You should plan to stay a couple nights if possible. Typical forest service cabin, right on the river, with very likely nobody else around for miles. Great Alaskan experience.

Robin F.
Reviewed Aug. 14, 2018

Gem on a lake

Cool cabin with lots of unique features

Month of VisitMay


Upper Russian Lake Cabin is located in Alaska


Access to the cabin is via the Russian Lakes Trail, 9 miles from the Russian Lakes Trailhead on Snug Harbor Road or 12 miles from the Russian Lakes Trailhead located in Russian River Campground. Winter parking for Upper Russian Trailhead is located at mile 9 of Snug Harbor Road. The last 3 miles of Snug Harbor Road are not plowed in the winter. Winter parking for Lower Russian Lakes Trailhead is 1 mile back on the campground road and the last mile of the campground road is not plowed. Access the cabin via Russian Lakes Trail (12 miles from Russian River Campground parking area and 9 miles from the Cooper Lake Trailhead). [Maps](https://answers.usgs.gov/) are available online or by calling the Seward Ranger District at 907-288-3178. Winter travelers need to be able to evaluate [avalanche](http://www.cnfaic.org/) and over-ice travel conditions. For more current travel conditions call the Seward Ranger District at 907-288-3178. Motorized access is prohibited in the winter and summer. The trail is closed to horse/pack stock from April 1 to June 30. Trail access information for[ Russian Lakes Trail](https://www.fs.usda.gov/Internet/FSE_DOCUMENTS/fseprd564962.pdf)


60.35711187 N
149.8914 W

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