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Division of Parks & Outdoor Recreation

Interior of Public Use Cabin

Denali State Park

Byers Lake Cabin #2

Byers Lake Cabin #2 Exterior
Byers Lake Cabin #2 Interior
Byers Lake Cabin #2 Exterior

Cabin Specifications

★ Minimum Occupancy: 1 Guest
★ Maximum Occupancy: 6 Guests
★ Site Access Method: Hike in
★ Stay Limit: 5 Nights
★ Check-in/out Time: 12:00pm
★ Pets Allowed: Yes**
★ Fees: (see fee page)
★ Cabin Dimensions: 12' x 16'
★ Heating Method: Wood (Bring your own wood)

Amenities

★ Fire Ring
★ Picnic Table
★ Lake Access
★ Hiking Trail
★ Private Vaulted Toilet

NOTICE: Please be aware that the area around Byers Lake Campground has a large number of hazardous beetle-kill trees that are prone to falling unexpectedly and unpredictably. The Byers Lake cabins remain open for reservation, however, the surrounding campground has been closed for all of 2019. Be aware that tree clearing operations may be taking place in the immediate area.

Log cabin on the lake has a woodstove, bunks, tables, and benches. In the summer, water is supplied by the campground pump or purifying lake water; in the winter, bring your own, purify lake water or melt snow. Firewood NOT provided. Summer activities include hiking, fishing, hunting, camping, and boating (gas-powered motors are not allowed on Byers Lake). Winter activities include cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, dog mushing, ice fishing and snowmobiling.

Location:
Mile 147 of the Parks Highway.
Summer access: A one-half mile walk from the gate in the Day Use area, or canoe one-half mile from boat launch. Follow signs.

Winter access: The road into Byers Lake Campground is not plowed in the winter. Park at the Alaska Veteran's Memorial, mile 147.1, follow the marked winter trail with snow vehicle, skis, dog sled, or on foot. Trail will intersect and follow the campground road down the hill, bear right at the bottom, follow signs through the Day Use area and down the trail to Cabins #2 & #3. Total distance about 1.6 miles. Snowmobile openings are announced when there is sufficient snow cover to protect underlying vegetation.

GPS: 62°44'17.04"N 150° 7'31.47"W

Special Notes:
* Check the Denali State Park park condition reports for trail conditions and snowmobile openings.

** 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 axe, 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