Public Lake Cabins of Alaska

Crescent Saddle Cabin

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Crescent Saddle Cabin offers a remote and secluded place to stay in the Kenai Mountains of southeastern Alaska. It is difficult to access, but rewards visitors with spectacular views of the surrounding region. Winter travel is recommended only for those with experience in the backcountry. There is a rocky beach that does not provide great tie up for the airplane and gets wind from multiple directions.


The cabin has bunk space for six and a maximum occupancy of eight people. It is equipped with counter space, table, benches and a wood stove for heat. A splitting maul and hand saw are available. An outhouse is also provided.

There is no electricity, potable water, mattresses, bedding, cooking utensils or cut firewood at the cabin. Visitors should bring sleeping bags and pads, a cook stove, cooking gear and food. Water taken from the lakes or streams should be treated or boiled before consumption.


Crescent Saddle Cabin is on Crescent Lake Trail. It is a 7 mile hike via Carter Lake Trail and an 11 mile hike via Crescent Creek Trail. Winter access is via Carter Lake Trail and the frozen surface of Crescent Lake. This cabin can be accessed by hiking, skiing, snowmobiling, and float plane.

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