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Division of Parks & Outdoor Recreation

Interior of Public Use Cabin

Nancy Lake State Recreation Area

Rhein Lake Cabin

NOTICE: As of 8/19/2019, All cabins within the Nancy Lake State Recreation Area are CLOSED due to the Deshka wildfire until further notice.
Rhein Lake Cabin Exterior
Rhein Lake Cabin Deck
Rhein Lake Cabin Interior
Rhein Lake Cabin Interior

Cabin Specifications

★ Minimum Occupancy: 1 Guest
★ Maximum Occupancy: 8 Guests
★ Site Access Method: Summer - Vehicle; Winter - Ski, Snowshoe, Dog Sled, or Snowmachine*
★ Stay Limit: 5 Nights
★ Check-in/out Time: 12:00pm
★ Pets Allowed: Yes**
★ Fees: (see fee page)
★ Cabin Dimensions: 16' x 20'
★ Heating Method: Wood (Bring your own wood)

Amenities

★ Porch
★ Table with Benches
★ Wood Bunks
★ Lake Access

Rhein Lake cabin is the newest cabin within Nancy Lake State Recreation Area.

NOTICE (5/9/19): The access road to the Rhein Lake cabin is currently closed due to muddy break-up conditions. The road will remain closed until the ground hardens up.

In the meantime, access to the cabin will be by foot, about 50 yards from the parking area. Please plan accordingly.


Location:
Located at milepost 5 on the Nancy Lake Parkway. There is a well-marked gate and driveway that leads you to the cabin, located on the south end of the lake. In the winter, park at the Winter Trailhead parking lot (Mile 2.2 of the Nancy Lake Parkway). Using registered snowmobiles, skis, snowshoes, or dog sled, travel the unplowed portion of the parkway another 3 miles. Rhein Lake is in a non-motorized part of the recreation area. ATVs, snowmobiles and floatplanes prohibited. Snowmobiles may be driven ONLY to the cabin, not beyond. Once at the cabin, the interior is designed for ease of access.

GPS: 61°40'30.96''N, 150° 6'20.99''W

Special Notes:
* Check the Nancy Lake 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

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 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