Public Lake Cabins of Alaska

Pipe Creek 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.


Pipe Creek Cabin is a historic 12′ x 15′ log cabin built around the turn of the century as a hunting and trapping cabin. Located on the north shore of Tustumena Lake, this cabin offers seclusion, hunting, sightseeing, and wildlife viewing. In the winter there is cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, and snowmachining. 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. Access to this cabin is by boat from the Kasilof River Landing, float or ski plane, cross-country skiing, and snowmachine. Contact Refuge Headquarters (907-262-7021) for snowmachine regulations.


Refer to USGS map Kenai A-3. GPS coordinates: Latitude: 60.193508, Longitude: -150.752581.

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