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Division of Parks & Outdoor Recreation

Interior of Public Use Cabin

Chena River State Recreation Area

Lower Angel Creek Cabin

Lower Angel Creek Cabin Exterior
Lower Angel Creek Cabin Interior
Lower Angel Creek Cabin Interior
Lower Angel Creek Cabin Interior

Cabin Specifications

★ Minimum Occupancy: 1 Guest
★ Maximum Occupancy: 9 Guests
★ Site Access Method: Summer - ATV, Hiking, Biking; Winter - Ski, Snowshoe, Snowmachine, Dog Team
★ Stay Limit: 5 Nights
★ Check-in/out Time: 12:00pm
★ Pets Allowed: Yes**
★ Fees: (see fee page)
★ Cabin Dimensions: 20' x 24'
★ Heating Method: Wood Stove (Bring your own)

Amenities

★ Fire Ring
★ Picnic Table
★ Wood Stove
★ Table and Seats
★ Broom and Ash Scoop
★ Saw and Axe

Lower Angel Creek cabin is one of five backcountry cabins located in the Chena State Recreation Area. A quick 3.1 miles in the winter and 5 miles in the summer. You will get all the solitude without the extra miles, making this a perfect introduction to backcountry cabin trips.

The cabin is supplied with a wood stove, table, seats, broom, ax, saw, and shovel. This cabin was constructed by volunteers and State Park staff for your use and enjoyment. Please help keep it neat and attractive for those who will use it after your visit.

Location:
The cabins are accessed by the Angel Creek Winter Trail and Angel Creek Hillside Trail located at Mile 50.5 Chena Hot Springs Road.
Winter: The Angel Creek Winter Trail provides winter access by snowmobile, dog team, skis or snowshoe. This is a winter only trail and has the most direct route following the valley floor 3.1 miles to the Lower Cabin and continuing another 2.7 miles to the Upper Cabin.

The Angel Creek Hillside Trail provides summer access by ATV, horseback, hiking and biking. This trail stays high, following the contours of the hillside, offering many scenic views of the valley and surrounding hills. It is 5.1 miles to the Lower Cabin and 10 miles to the Upper Cabin.

GPS: W146° 24.796’, N65° 01.503

Special Notes:

Note: The new re-route (Angel Creek Hillside Trail) providing summer access to the Upper and Lower Angel Creek cabins is closed each spring during break-up from early April through late May. For more information and trail openings contact the Northern Area office at (907) 451-2698. Hikers may use the low lands, however the trail is extremely wet and not advised. The water supply is seasonally available from snow and/or creek.

** Pets must be under control at all times and you are responsible for cleaning up your pet’s waste.

Pack out everything you pack in.

Check Availablility on Reserve America

Important Info

Once you make a reservation, you will receive a confirmation e-mail from Reserve America with important information about the cabin. Print out this confirmation e-mail and bring it with you to the cabin. If you do not receive a confirmation e-mail within 24 hours of making the reservation, please contact the DNR Public Information Center at (907) 269-8400 Mon - Fri 10am-5pm.

Remember that these cabins are not hotels. Always be prepared! Be sure to bring:

  • Sleeping bag and pad or air mattress
  • Food
  • Cookware, dishes, utensils
  • Cooking stove and fuel
  • Matches, lighters, paper fire starter
  • 9-volt battery for smoke detectors
  • First aid items
  • Plastic trash bags
  • Jug of water
  • Saw or ax, just in case
  • Firewood
  • Flashlight
  • Lantern and fuel

Mission Statement

"The Division of Parks and Outdoor Recreation provides outdoor recreation opportunities and conserves and interprets natural, cultural, and historic resources for the use, enjoyment, and welfare of the people."

Accessibility Notice

Division of Parks & Outdoor Recreation

Atwood Building
550 West 7th Avenue
Suite 1380
Anchorage, AK 99501
Phone: (907) 269-8700
Fax: (907) 269-8907