In August of 2011 I stayed at this cabin for three days. The weather was great and we loved this cabin. It is restored cabin which was built around 1950. This is one of the most romantic cabins in the system. There is a good trail system to other cabins in the area. When we were there a black bear thought we were in his space, he showed up a few times but was not a problem. At the other end of the lake we saw brown bears fishing every day. Like most cabins in the Chugach there is a shortage of wood, I take in a couple of bundles in the floats when I go to these cabins.
Link to Forest Service site. http://www.fs.usda.gov/wps/portal/fsinternet/!ut/p/c4/04_SB8K8xLLM9MSSzPy8xBz9CP0os3gDfxMDT8MwRydLA1cj72BTJw8jAwjQL8h2VAQAzHJMsQ!!/?ss=111004&navtype=BROWSEBYSUBJECT&cid=FSE_003723&navid=110190000000000&pnavid=110000000000000&position=BROWSEBYSUBJECT&recid=6638&actid=43&ttype=recarea&pname=Chugach%2520National%2520Forest%2520-%2520Upper%2520Russian%2520Lake%2520Cabin
Link to Recreation.gov to book cabin. http://www.recreation.gov/camping/Upper_Russian_Lake_Cabin_Ak/r/campgroundDetails.do?contractCode=NRSO&parkId=71830&topTabIndex=CampingSpot
Pat cook restoring and updating cabin.