Public Lake Cabins of Alaska

Nurses Cabin

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This is a historic cabin which has received a lot of love from the refuge area in keeping it fixed up. There is not a lot of options for tying the plane up since there is no protected areas on the large lake. The prevailing winds often hit the beach and preclude tying up overnight. It is preferred to drop off but not for extended stays with the airplane. There are lots of debris on the beach and surrounding areas.


Nurses Cabin is a historic 12’ x 14’ log cabin located on the north shore of Tustumena Lake. Built around the turn of the century as a hunting and trapping cabin, this cabin offers seclusion, hunting, sightseeing, wildlife viewing, and fishing. The cabin contains one bunk bed, a table with benches, countertop for food preparation, wood stove, splitting maul, crosscut saw, broom, shovel, fire extinguisher, an established campfire ring, and an outhouse. In the winter there is cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, and snowmachining. Contact Refuge Headquarters (907-262-7021) for snowmachine regulations. Primary access to this cabin is by boat from the Kasilof River Landing, float plane, ski plane, skiing, and snowmachine. This cabin can also be accessed by the 7.2 mile Pollard Horse Trail.


Refer to USGS map Kenai A-3. GPS coordinates: Latitude: 60.300485, Longitude: -151.02931.

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