Alaska March 03, 2020
Stay Overnight In One Of These Cozy Public Cabins On Eklutna Lake In Alaska
Get away from it all in a cabin on one of the prettiest lakes in Alaska! The Eklutna Lake Public Cabins are available to the public all year long, and they are just a short drive from both Anchorage, and the Matanuska-Susitna Valley—close enough to get there quickly, but far enough away for you to truly enjoy Alaska’s beauty.
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Eklutna Lake is a stunning, man-made lake in the Chugach State Park.
An easy hour long drive outside of Anchorage, Palmer, and Wasilla, this is the perfect weekend getaway spot when you need a little of Alaska's wilderness. There are five different cabins you can rent in the Eklutna Lake area.
The trail that follows along the lake, Eklutna Lakeside Trail, is absolutely stunning no matter the season.
Hiking this trail to many of the cabins is a huge part of the fun. In the winter you can ski to the cabins, including Kokanee, a remote cabin on the lake. In the summer you can kayak over the lake to the cabins.
Alternatively, there are two cabins you can drive your car up to and park, the Dolly Varden Cabin and the Yuditna Cabin.
Both are only accessible by vehicle in the summertime. During the winter months, you will have to walk, ski, or bicycle to the cabin.
The five cabins are the Dolly Varden, Rainbow Trout, Kokanee, Serenity Falls, and the Yuditna Cabin.
Kokanee is a remote cabin only accessible by crossing the lake. The Dolly Varden and Rainbow Trout cabins are the newest additions, and are located close to the Eklutna Lake campsite area.
All of the cabins can sleep at least eight people, although the Kokanee and Yuditna Cabins are more comfortable with six or less.
Serenity Falls Cabin sleeps the most people at 13, and you will most likely be sharing the cabin with other hikers unless you rent out the entire space. All of the cabins have a picnic table, and most, (but not all,) provide a latrine for your use.
Each cabin has the ability to be heated for cold Alaskan nights.
All cabins except the Dolly Varden have woodfire stoves. You must pack in your own wood. The Dolly Varden has a propane heater, and you have to bring in your own propane.
Cabins are available for booking every night of the year, and holiday weekends book out first.
Each cabin is $100.00 per night, except for the Serenity Falls Cabin. A single bunk in the shared space is $15.00 per night, a double bunk is $20.00, and prices increase all the way up to the option of renting the entire space out for $135.00 per night. Whichever cabin strikes your fancy will give you a wonderful time in Alaska's Chugach State Park!
For reservations and more information, visit
Alaska’s Department of Natural Resources.
Have you had the chance to spend a cozy evening at an Eklutna Lake Public Cabin? What did you think? Will you be heading back there this year? Let us know in the comments below!
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Welcome The Changing Of The Seasons On The Eklutna Lakeside Trail In Alaska! Address: Eklutna Lake, Anchorage, AK, USA