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Division of Parks & Outdoor Recreation

Interior of Public Use Cabin

Chena River State Recreation Area

Chena River Cabin

Chena River Cabin 1
Chena River Cabin 2
Chena River Cabin 3

Cabin Specifications

★ Minimum Occupancy: 1 Guest
★ Maximum Occupancy: 9 Guests
★ Maximum Number of Vehicles: 2
★ Site Access Method: Drive-in
★ Stay Limit: 5 Nights
★ Check-in/out Time: 12:00pm
★ Pets Allowed: Yes, always on leash
★ Fees: (see fee page)
★ Cabin Dimensions: 20' x 24'
★ Heating Method: Wood Stove (Bring your own wood)

Amenities

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

Check out the video tour of the Chena River Cabin!

Located at Mile 32.2 Chena Hot Springs Road, this large, log cabin is nestled in amongst large spruce and birch trees. The Chena River Cabin is designed to accommodate visitors who need extra accessibility. Bring your own supply of firewood. Visitors should anticipate some snow removal to make the facility fully accessible in the winter. The front porch has ramp access and there is a ramp to the accessibly-designed outhouse. The cabin looks out on the Chena River, with a large 8' porch and a short trail leading to a large gravel river bar.

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.

There are no developed trails near Discoverer Bay, but logging roads can be reached within a few miles of the cabin. Sitka black-tailed deer, Roosevelt elk, and fox may also be found in the area. Some of the shoreline can be hiked at low tide, but outcroppings and tide changes can make travel difficult. Some visitors may want to bring a kayak or inflatable watercraft.

Location:
The Chena River Cabin is located off mile 32.2 Chena Hot Springs Road. Watch for the Colorado/Stiles Creek trailhead on the left (North) side of the road. The turnoff to the cabin is 0.7 miles past the trailhead, on the RIGHT. It is less than 300 feet to the cabin from the locked gate.

GPS W146° 35.970’, N64° 54.713’

Special Notes:
The combination to the lock on the door is provided when the cabin is rented.

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Important Info

This cabin has a combination lock on the door. Once you make a reservation, you will receive a confirmation e-mail from Reserve America with important information about the cabin, including a combination for the door lock. 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