Aspen Flats Cabin

Area Status: Open
This area is Open

A 12 x 14-foot rustic cabin on the Russian River between Lower and Upper Russian Lakes. The surrounding area is flat to hilly with scattered spruce and cottonwood, and views of mountains beyond. Visitation is low, especially in the winter.

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

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

At a Glance

Reservations: Cabin reservations can be made by calling 1-877-444-6777 (518-885-3639 overseas)  or visiting Cabin reservations (check-in  & check out time) are from noon to noon. Occupancy of Forest Service cabins is by permit only. Reservations may be made up to 180 days in advance.
Fees Per night prices range from $50-60 (2018 prices) depending on season. Cabin fees are based on non-peak/peak season. Seasons vary by cabin. A non-refundable service fee will be added to each reservation by
Restrictions: Russian Lakes Trail is closed year-round to motorized vehicles from Russian River Campground to Upper Russian Lake Cabin. The remainder of the trail between Cooper Lake Road and Upper Russain Cabin is open to motorized vehicles from December 1- April 30 only. Russian Lakes Trail is closed to pack/saddle stock from April 1- June 30.  

General Information


Aspen Flats Cabin is located on the Russian Lakes Trail, 9 miles from Russian River Campground or 12 miles from Cooper Lake Road. Follow 0.3 mile cabin access trail off of main trail. (USGS maps–Seward B8 and Kenai B1). Distances in winter are 10 and 15 miles respectively. It can be accessed by hiking, mountain biking, horse riding or skiing.


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Dolly Varden, rainbow and steelhead trout in Russian River. Closed to all salmon fishing. See Alaska Department of Fish & Game regulations.

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