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Alaska Department of Natural Resources

Division of Parks & Outdoor Recreation

Interior of Public Use Cabin

Chena River State Recreation Area

North Fork Cabin

North Fork Cabin Exterior

Cabin Specifications

★ Minimum Occupancy: 1 Guest
★ Maximum Occupancy: 8 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
★ Wood Stove
★ Table and Seats
★ Broom and Ash Scoop
★ Saw and Axe

This cabin was built by volunteers and has three double and three single plywood platform bunks.

Location:
This cabin has road access year-round. It is located at Mile 47.7 of the Chena Hot Springs Road.

GPS: N 64° 59.89' W146° 13.79'

Special Notes:

WINTER ACCESS ALERT: Most years, the Chena River does not freeze well enough to cross until mid December. Call the parks office at (907) 451-2695 for current river conditions or check the trail condition report for the Chena River State Recreation Area.

** 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

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