Fox Creek Cabin Review

Planning a trip to Fox Creek Cabin along Resurrection Pass? This public-use cabin sits next to a small creek in the Kenai Mountains, Alaska.

The trail to the cabin is an 11.5-mile one-way hike from the north trailhead in Hope or a 27.5-mile one-way hike from the Resurrection Pass Trail South in Cooper Landing. You can also access it from Devils Pass.

I’ve stayed in this cabin a couple of times during overnight hiking trips along the Resurrection Pass Trail.

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Fox Creek Cabin

In this post, I’m going to review the Fox Creek public use cabin.

Fox Creek Cabin Review

Fox Creek Cabin is a public use cabin that sits next to Fox Creek in the Kenai Mountains near Cooper Landing. It’s available to reserve year-round, although it can be difficult to access during certain times of the year due to snow conditions.

Cabin Amenities

  • Wooden sleeping platforms
  • Wood heating stove
  • Wood table with bench seating
  • Small deck
  • Pit latrine
  • Fire ring

The cabin is equipped with a wood heating stove. Cabin users are responsible for supplying their own wood, but you may find some that the previous guest left behind. A splitting maul and saw are available on-site.

The cabin is small and sleeps six people on two wooden sleeping platforms. The maximum occupancy is eight people. The cabin is very clean.

A fire ring can be found out front and it also has some wood stumps for seating around it.

There is NO running water, electricity, or trash service in the cabin. You will have to pack out what you pack in. You may want to bring some cleaning wipes so you can tidy up before and after your stay.

Fox Creek is near the cabin which you can use as a water source. Make sure to purify your water before using it.

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Fox Creek Cabin Location

The trail to the cabin starts from the Resurrection Pass Trail in Hope, which is about a 1 hour and 45 minute drive from Anchorage.

The cabin sits just above Fox Creek and is surrounded by a spruce and birch forest and the views of the nearby Kenai Mountains surrounding the cabin are pretty good

If you want to walk down to the creek, it’s a very short trip. Berries ripen in this area from mid-July through mid-September.

Parking is included in the cost of the cabin. Make sure to print out your Alaska State Parks parking permit and fill in your registration number to avoid getting a ticket.

Fox Creek Sunset Alaska

Trail Difficulty

Resurrection Pass Trail South to Fox Creek Cabin – 27.5 miles one-way

From Resurrection Pass Trail South, it’s 27.5 miles one-way. The trail is well-maintained and usually highly trafficked during the summer months. This would be the longer route to reach the cabin.

Resurrection Pass Trail North to Fox Creek Cabin – 11.5 miles one-way

From Resurrection Pass Trail North, it’s 11.5 miles one-way. It takes about 4 hours to reach the cabin this way, which makes it the ideal route for an overnight trip.

Devils Pass to Fox Creek Cabin – 20 miles one-way

You can also access the cabin from Devils Pass Trail. This route is about 20 miles, and it’s a great trail to bike in from.

There are a total of eight public use cabins along this trail if you want to add another night or two to your trip.

Winter Access

During the winter, the last mile of road to the trailhead is not plowed. Winter travelers need to be able to evaluate avalanche and over-ice travel conditions. For more current travel conditions call the park rangers.

It’s important to note that winter access can be very difficult on foot or bike. It’s much easier during odd years, which is when motorized use is allowed on the trail. This allows snow machines to help pack down a good trail for hiking or fat-biking to the cabin.

How to Reserve Fox Creek Public Use Cabin

To reserve the cabin, you will need to visit the reservation site here. The cabin costs $75 per night during peak season (May 1-Sep 30).

Check-in/Check-out Times

  • Check-in time: 12:00 p.m.
  • Check-out time: 12:00 p.m.

Resurrection Pass Trail Public Use Cabins

There are eight public use cabins along the trail. It is unlawful to use a public recreation cabin without a cabin permit, so make sure to book your reservation online.

Here is a list of cabins with mile markers:


Trout Lake Cabin (Mile 7.3)
Romig Cabin (Mile 9.0)
Juneau Lake Cabin (Mile 9.5)
Swan Lake Cabin (Mile 12.7)


Caribou Creek Cabin (Mile 7.1)
Fox Creek Cabin (Mile 11.7)
East Creek Cabin (Mile 14.5)
Devils Pass Cabin (Mile 21.5)

Conclusion: Here’s What I Really Think…

If you’re looking for an overnight backpacking adventure near Cooper Landing Alaska, then I recommend staying at Fox Creek Cabin.

Resurrection Pass Trail is an incredible backpacking trail in a beautiful area that everyone should experience. The cabin is situated in a great location and the sunset views from the cabin deck are amazing!

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About Andrea Kuuipo

I was born and raised in Anchorage and have been able to travel to many places around Alaska. As an Alaska Travel Blogger, I love sharing my favorite things to see and do in my home state to help others plan an incredible trip!

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