ALSEK RIVER CABIN, AK

Alsek River Cabin is located on the Yukutat Forelands about a mile from the Alsek River, a large river known for its many glaciers. This cabin is open year-round and offers relaxation as well as excellent hunting opportunites. The site can be accessed by wheeled plane, depending...
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  • This facility is located in an extremely remote and wild area; before making a reservation, become aware of bear, water, and weather safety (including cold)
  • Recreating in Alaska can present both obvious and hidden dangers; please be aware of your surroundings and be prepared for extended stays due to occasionally poor weather
  • Water is not available at the cabin; visitors must bring their own water supply
  • Please pack out all trash and food
  • Hip boots are recommended for walking in this area
  • Use of this cabin by a commercial operator, such as an outfitter or guide, is not allowed
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Pets Allowed - no
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** Arrival dates earlier than the online-reservation-window may also be available at the campground.
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Overview

Overview

Alsek River Cabin is located on the Yukutat Forelands about a mile from the Alsek River, a large river known for its many glaciers. This cabin is open year-round and offers relaxation as well as excellent hunting opportunites.

The site can be accessed by wheeled plane, depending on conditions. An airstrip is adjacent to the cabin. Guests are responsible for their own travel arrangements and safety, and must bring several of their own amenities.

Natural Features:

The terrain is flat and very wet, and the cabin sits on predominantly open muskeg with dense patches of alder, cottonwood and willow. The snow-capped peaks of the Brabazon Mountain Range loom over the surrounding area.

Brown and black bears are common here, and moose can often be found in the willow thickets. Sandhill cranes stop in this vicinity during spring and fall migrations. Wild strawberries are available for picking around the airstrip.

Recreation:

Moose hunting is available in the surrounding area, and mountain goat hunting is excellent in the Brabazon Range 2 miles to the east. Hunters must have the proper licenses and hunt only in designated seasons.

Facilities:

This 14x16-ft. hunter-style cabin sleeps four people with four single wooden bunks. The cabin has a table and benches, broom, an oil heater and food preparation space. An outhouse, picnic table and 12x12-ft. meat shed are located outside.

Water, heating oil and electricity are not provided. Visitors must supply their own drinking water as well as #1 diesel oil or kerosene for the heater. One gallon can last 2-10 hours, depending on the heat setting. An empty 5-gallon tank is provided.

Other items to bring include sleeping bags, sleeping pads, food, a cooking stove, cookware, plates, utensils, lanterns or flashlights, toilet paper, garbage bags, a fire extinguisher and fire starter. Visitors are expected to pack out trash and clean the cabin before leaving. Click here for more cabin details.

Booking Window
Mon Sep 15 2014 - Sun Mar 15 2015

Reservations can be made for today and can be made up to 6 Month(s) in advance.

Season Dates

Season Schedule

Park Season Start End
Peak Tue Apr 29 2014 Sun Sep 28 2014
Non Peak Mon Sep 29 2014 Wed Dec 31 2014
Non Peak Thu Jan 01 2015 Tue Apr 28 2015
Peak Wed Apr 29 2015 Mon Sep 28 2015
Services and Amenities
Within Facility
  • Berry Picking
  • Birding
  • Broom & Dust Pan
  • Bunkbed(s)
  • Cabin Rentals
  • Heater
  • Hunting
  • Picnic Area
  • Table & Chairs
  • Vault Toilets
  • Wildlife Viewing
Fees and Cancellation Policies

Fees and Cancellation

Fee Information
Payment in full will be charged to your credit card upon completion of the reservation. A $9.00 non-refundable on line reservation fee may be charged for some facilities.

Payment Methods Accepted On-line:
Visa Mastercard Amex Discover UnionPay JCB

Changes and Cancellations
A $10.00 service fee will apply if you change or cancel your reservation. Late cancellations are subject to additional fees. For full details see NRRS Reservation Policy

Special Policy Applicable to this Facility
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 one change has been made, if additional changes are desired, the customer must cancel the current reservation and re-book the new dates.

Facility Rates*
Park Season Site Type Nightly/Daily Rates
Peak Season
Apr 29 2014 -
Sep 28 2014
CABIN NONELECTRIC $35.00
Non Peak Season
Sep 29 2014 -
Dec 31 2014
CABIN NONELECTRIC $35.00
Non Peak Season
Jan 01 2015 -
Apr 28 2015
CABIN NONELECTRIC $35.00
Peak Season
Apr 29 2015 -
Sep 28 2015
CABIN NONELECTRIC $35.00

*Displayed rates do not reflect discounts, attribute fees (electrical hook-ups / water hook-ups), taxes or incremental charges
**Weekly rates may not be available for all sites
Getting There
GPS Info. (Latitude, Longitude):
59.20167, -138.45111
59°12'6"N, 138°27'4"W

This cabin is located 55 miles southeast of Yakutat, just north of Alsek River. Access is by wheeled plane only, on an 1,800x50-ft. airstrip.
Contact Information

Mailing Address:

ALSEK RIVER CABIN
P.O. BOX 327
YAKUTAT  AK  99689

Phone Number:

Project Office: (907)784-3359
Additional Information