CARIBOU CREEK CABIN, AK

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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 facility can only be accessed by hiking, horseback riding, skiing or snowshoeing...

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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 facility can only be accessed by hiking, horseback riding, skiing or snowshoeing at least 7 miles or more, depending on weather conditions. 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.

Natural Features:

The cabin is north of Sterling Highway on Resurrection Creek. It is surrounded by a spruce and birch tree forest, with views of nearby mountains. A variety of wildlife makes its home in the area. Berries ripen mid-July through mid-September.

For information on access and regulations pertaining to this cabin, trail conditions, safety precautions and outdoor safety and ethics, please contact the Seward District office.

Recreation:

Hiking, horseback riding, mountain biking, cross country skiing and snowshoeing along Resurrection Pass Trail are popular activities. 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:

The 12x14-ft rustic cabin can sleep four people comfortably, but can accommodate up to eight. It is equipped with wooden bunks, a table, benches and a wood stove for heat. A splitting maul and crosscut saw are available. An outhouse is provided outside the cabin.

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 the creek should be treated or boiled before consumption.

Activities and Amenities

Within Facility
  • Berry Picking
  • Bunkbed(s)
  • Cabin Rentals
  • Creek Access
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Hiking
  • Horseback Riding Trails
  • Hunting
  • Mountain Biking
  • Snowmobiling
  • Snowshoeing
  • Table & Benches
  • Trailheads
  • Vault Toilets
  • Wildlife Viewing
  • Wood Stove
Know Before You Go
  • 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
  • There is no source of fresh water near the cabin; guests must bring their own, or boil and treat water taken from the creek
  • Use of this cabin by a commercial operator, such as an outfitter or guide, is not allowed
  • All garbage and food must be packed out
  • Learn more about Chugach National Forest
  • Don't Move Firewood: Prevent the spread of tree-killing pests by purchasing firewood near your destination and burning it on-site. For more information visit dontmovefirewood.org.

Contact Information:

Mailing Address:

CARIBOU CREEK CABIN
334 FOURTH AVE
SEWARD  AK  99664

Phone Number:

Project Office: (907)224-3374