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Division of Parks & Outdoor Recreation

Interior of Public-Use Cabin

Chena River State Recreation Area

Hunt Memorial Cabin

Hunt Memorial Cabin Exterior
Hunt Memorial Cabin Interior 1
Hunt Memorial Cabin Interior 2
Hunt Memorial Cabin Interior loft

Cabin Specifications

★ Minimum Occupancy: 1 Guest
★ Maximum Occupancy: 6 Guests
★ Site Access Method: Summer - Vehicle
★ Stay Limit: 5 Nights
★ Check-in/out Time: 12:00pm
★ Pets Allowed: Yes**
★ Fees: (see fee page)
★ Cabin Dimensions: 16' x 24'
★ Heating Method: Wood (Bring your own wood)


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

Check out the video tour of Hunt Memorial Cabin!

This cabin is dedicated to the memory of Park Ranger Darryl Hunt, who worked for the Division of Parks and Outdoor Recreation from 1981 until 2003. Ranger Hunt managed the Chena River State Recreation Area from 1994 to 2003. Far all except the last two years, he was the "lone ranger". Darryl cared deeply about the Recreation Area, placing the well-being of the area and its visitors foremost in his heart.

Relax on the front porch and gaze out on the Chena River or whip the sparkling crystal-clear water for hungry Grayling. The cabin's location makes is a great starting point for a float trip.

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.

The Hunt Memorial Cabin is road accessible. Located on the south side of the road at mile 42.3 Chena Hot Springs Road (CHSR), this log cabin is nestled on the Chena River. The entrance road to the cabin is just before Red Squirrel Campground and has a locked gate.
Location map of Hunt Memorial Cabin
GPS: W146° 17.337' N64° 55.937'

Special Notes:
** 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.

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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 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