Barber Cabin

Area Status: Open
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A 16 x 20-foot log cabin on Lower Russian Lake surrounded by spruce forest and meadows with mountain views. Visitation at this cabin is high year round.

This cabin sleeps 6 and has a table, wood stove, splitting maul, crosscut saw, outhouse, and boat with oars.

Features for wheelchair visitors include ramps at front and rear doors, ramp to outhouse, and boat dock.

Not included: running water, electricity, mattress or bedding, cooking utensils, or cut firewood.

At a Glance

Reservations: Cabin reservations can be madeup to 180 days in advance by calling 1-877-444-6777 (518-885-3639 overseas)  or visiting Cabin reservations (check-in  & check out time) are from noon to noon.
Fees Per night prices range from $50-75 (2018 prices) depending on season. Cabin fees are based on non-peak/peak season/days. Seasons vary by cabin. A non-refundable service fee will be added to each reservation by
Restrictions: Russian Lakes Trail is closed to motorized vehicles year round between Russian River Campground and Upper Russian Lake Cabin. Russian Lakes Trail closed to pack/saddle stock from April 1- June 30.  

General Information


Barber Cabin is located off of the Russian Lakes Trail and is 3.4 miles from the trailhead at Russian River Campground. Turn onto Barber Cabin spur trail at mile 2.5.

The route in winter is 4.2 miles long and follows the Russian River Campground entrance road, the summer trail for 1.8 miles, then a marked winter route and across the frozen surface of Lower Russian Lake. 

Cabin can be accessed by hiking, mountain biking, horse riding, skiing, and float plane.

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