McKinley Trail Cabin

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McKinley Trail Cabin

A 12 x 14-foot rustic log cabin.

Sleeps 6, table, wood stove, covered deck, and outhouse.

No running water, electricity, mattress or bedding, cooking utensils, or cut firewood, but the lack of modern amenities lends authenticity to the experience. Once you get to Cordova its only 20 miles out of town and 80 yards from the scenic Copper River Highway!

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.
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
Information Center:

Cordova Ranger District
P.O.Box 280, Cordova, AK 99574
(907) 424-7661


General Information


Accessible by motor vehicle at Mile 21 of the Copper River Highway. The cabin is located 80 yards from the road on the McKinley Lake trail.

There are two cabins in the McKinley area and sometimes there’s some confusion about which one is which. McKinley TRAIL cabin is the one near the Copper River Highway, about 100 yards up the trail. McKinley LAKE cabin is on the lake, about 2.25 miles from the trailhead.

Cabin is located at the start of the McKinley Lake trail in a spruce hemlock forest.

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