Upper Russian Lake Cabin

Area Status: Open
This area is Open

A 12 x 14-foot rustic log cabin set back from the northern shore of Upper Russian Lake surrounded by an open grove of cottonwoods with views of the lake and mountains beyond.

This cabin sleeps 4, and has a table, wood stove, splitting maul, crosscut saw, outhouse, and rowboat with oars.

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

At a Glance

Reservations: Cabin reservations can be made up to 180 days in advance by calling 1-877-444-6777 (518-885-3639 overseas)  or visiting www.recreation.gov. 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. Seasons vary by cabin. A non-refundable service fee will be added to each reservation by Recreation.gov
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


Upper Russian Lake Cabin is located on the Russian Lakes Trail, 9 miles from Cooper Lake Road or 12 miles from Russian River Campground. Distances in winter are 12 and 13 miles respectively. It can be accessed by hiking, mountain biking, horse riding, skiing, snowmobiling, and float plane.


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River and Stream Fishing

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

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