CARIBOU CREEK CABIN

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 and South and Devils Creek Trail . There are desig nated 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 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.

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

Follow the Hope Highway from Seward Highway after arriving on the Kenai Peninsula. From the Resurrection Pass North Trailhead, at milepost 4 of Resurrection Creek Road, hike 7 miles to the cabin. In winter, add one extra mile of travel as Resurrection Creek Road is not plowed to the trailhead. From the Resurrection Pass South Trailhead, at milepost 53.2 on Sterling Highway, hike 31.8 miles to the cabin.

Refer to USGS topographic map Seward D8. Maps are available online or by calling the Seward Ranger District at 907-288-3178.

Winter travelers need to be able to evaluate avalanche and over-ice travel conditions. For more current travel conditions, call the district office. The trail is closed to horse/pack stock from April 1 to June 30, and is open to over-snow motorized vehicles from Dec. 1 to April 30 every other winter season, beginning with the winter of 2007-2008. It is closed to motorized vehicles every other winter season beginning with the 2008-2009 winter season.

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

If you cancel a cabin reservation within 14 days of your scheduled arrival date, you will be charged the $10 service fee and forfeit the first night’s recreation use fee. No-shows, early departures, or cancellations after the scheduled arrival date are not entitled to a refund. Cancellations for single night use for Alaska cabins will not be assessed a service fee.

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