Camping & Cabins

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View from Spencer Bench cabin

Reservations for campgrounds and cabins are made though (1-877-444-6777) and recommended for summer camping. Fees are charged during the summer season. Reservations may be made up to180 days prior to your desired arrival date in the summer season (Memorial Day through Labor Day in September). Not all of our campgrounds take reservations and all campgrounds have a few first-come first serve campsites. Click here for a list of campgrounds or cabins and prices.

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Spencer Bench Cabin - 

The newest cabin on the Chugach National Forest, located at 1,900' elevation overlooking Spencer Glacier.  Alpine meadows just above cabin offer excellent off-trail exploring; nearby creek for water.  15' x 17' trapper-style cabin with wooden bunks (no mattresses), table, counter, kerosene heater, fire extinquisher, and separate outhouse.  Bring cook stove, cooking utensils and all items you'll need to be comfortable, including during the hike up 1,800' over 5 miles, from the Spencer Whistle Stop Train station.

Alaska Railroad Reservations for the 2018 season May 26, 2018 - September 16, 2018 begin at 8:00 am on January 9, 2018.

Reservation hotline 1-800-544-0552 or


General  Information

Download the Recreational Opportunities for Cabin Rentals PDF flyer.

Download the flyer for all Recreational Opportunities (cabin rental camping and picnicking, fishing and hiking).

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