Public Lake Cabins of Alaska

Caribou Island Cabin

Book Cabin

This is a historic cabin that was restored in 2002. The cabin is good for seaplanes for most of the time in the summer, but may be more difficult to enjoy in the fall and winter seasons. There is no close place to tie the seaplane up that provides adequate protection from wind. Pipe Creek Cabin may be a safer option for overnight or extended use to get the airplane out of weather.


Caribou Island Cabin is a historic 14′ x 17′ log cabin thought to be built in the 1940’s and restored in the summer of 2002. Located on the south side of Caribou Island on Tustumena Lake, this cabin offers seclusion, hunting, sightseeing, and wildlife viewing. The cabin contains two bunk beds, a table with benches, countertop for food preparation, wood stove, splitting maul, cross cut saw, broom, shovel, fire extinguisher, an established campfire ring, and an outhouse. In the winter there is cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, and snow machining. Contact the Refuge Headquarters (907-262-7021) for snow machine regulations.


Primary access to this cabin is by boat from the Kasilof River Landing, float plane, ski plane, skiing, and snow machine. Refer to USGS map Kenai A-3. GPS coordinates: Latitude: 60.237805 Longitude: -151.063106

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