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Division of Parks & Outdoor Recreation

Interior of Public-Use Cabin

Chugach State Park

Dolly Varden Cabin

Dolly Varden Cabin
Dolly Varden Cabin 2
Dolly Varden Cabin 3
Dolly Varden Cabin 4
Dolly Varden Cabin 5

Cabin Specifications

★ ADA Accessible: Summer - Yes; Winter - No
★ Minimum Occupancy: 1 Guest
★ Maximum Occupancy: 12 Guests
★ Site Access Method: Summer - Drive up access ; Winter - 1/4 mile walk/ski in
★ Maximum Number of Vehicles: 4
★ Stay Limit: 3 Nights
★ Check-in/out Time: 12:00pm
★ Pets Allowed: yes*
★ Fees: (see fee page)
★ Cabin Dimensions: 16' x 20'
★ Heating Method: Wood Stove (Wood not provided- Bring your own wood!)**


★ Covered Porch
★ Fire Ring
★ Picnic Table
★ Latrine 400' from cabin

Eklutna Lake Map and Trail Guide

The cabin is located in the same circle as the Eklutna Lake Picnic Area and Overflow Campsites; first right past the Fee Booth near mile 9 Eklutna Lake Rd.

Eklutna Lake Picnic Area

Special Notes:
* Pets must be leashed in "developed areas" of the park, including the picnic area and overflow camping area where the cabin is situated. Pet owners are responsible for cleaning up their pet's waste.

** New wood stove installed in August of 2021

Pack out what you pack in!

Check Availability on Reserve America

Location map of Dolly Varden Cabin

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 reservation call center at 1-844-351-9733 9am-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
DNR Public Information Center:
(907) 269-8400
DPOR Director's Office:
(907) 269-8700