Activities and Amenities
EAST CREEK CABIN, AK
part ofChugach National Forest, US Forest Service
Status: Open through Wed Dec 31 2014 Season Dates
OverviewEast Creek Cabin is a remote, rustic cabin on the Kenai Peninsula of south-central Alaska. It gives visitors a primitive camping experience amid spectacular scenery. In additional to miles of trails available for exploration, the cabin provides access to opportunities for big game hunting and wildlife viewing.
The facility can only be accessed by hiking, horseback riding, skiing or snowshoeing at least 11.5 miles or longer, depending on weather conditions. The trail is open to snowmobiles every other year. Visitors are responsible for their own travel arrangements and safety, and must bring several of their own amenities.
The cabin is north of Sterling Highway in the Resurrection Creek Valley. It is in a fairly level area, surrounded by a spruce and birch forest with views of nearby mountains and meadows. A variety of wildlife makes its home in the area. Berries ripen mid-July through mid-September.
Hiking, horseback riding, mountain biking, cross country skiing and snowshoeing along Resurrection Pass Trail are popular activities. Active mining operations are on private claims of the creek, yet there are designated areas for the public to pan for gold along the trail.
The 12x14-ft cabin can accommodate up to eight people, but sleeps four more comfortably. It is equipped with wooden bunks, a table, benches and a wood stove for heat. A splitting maul and crosscut saw are available. An outhouse is provided outside the cabin.
Activities and Amenities
Know Before You Go
Getting There:GPS Info. (Latitude, Longitude):
Follow Hope Highway from Seward Highway after arriving on the Kenai Peninsula. From the Resurrection Pass North Trailhead at milepost 4 on Resurrection Creek Road, hike 14.5 miles to the cabin. (Add 1 mile to access in winter due to limited road plowing). From the Resurrection Pass South trailhead at milepost 53.2 on Sterling Highway, hike 24.3 miles to the cabin.
Refer to USGS topographic map Seward C-8. Maps are available online or by calling the Seward Ranger District at (907) 224-3374.
Winter travelers need to be able to evaluate avalanche and over-ice travel conditions. For more current travel conditions call the district office. The trail is closed to horse/pack stock from April 1 to June 30, and is open to over-snow motorized vehicles from Dec. 1 to April 30 every other winter season, beginning with the winter of 2007-2008. It is closed to motorized vehicles every other winter season beginning with the 2008-2009 winter season.
Mailing Address:EAST CREEK CABIN
334 FOURTH AVE
SEWARD AK 99664
Phone Number:Project Office: (907)224-3374