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Division of Parks & Outdoor Recreation

Interior of Public-Use Cabin

Nancy Lake State Recreation Area

Lynx Lake Cabin #3

Lynx Lake Cabin #3 Exterior

Cabin Specifications

★ Minimum Occupancy: 1 Guest
★ Maximum Occupancy: 6 Guests
★ Site Access Method: Summer - Canoe, Kayak, Hike-in; Winter - Ski, 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)


★ Fire Ring
★ Picnic Table
★ Lake Access

This cabin was recently replaced with a new log cabin. It is approximately 200 feet from Lynx Lake #2 making the two cabins good choices for multiple groups wanting to stay close to each other. Each cabin has a trail to Lynx Lake that is approximately 300 feet away.

It is extremely important to do your research on how to get to these cabins prior to your day of arrival. Lynx Lake PUCs 2 & 3 are road accessible via a rough dirt road (Lynx Lake Rd.) but a $100 gate key** permit must be purchased to drive beyond mile 4 of Lynx Lake Rd. **To purchase a key, call the Mat-Su office at least one week prior to your arrival at (907) 745-8950.

Summer access is via the canoe trail system. While there is a road, it is a rough, unmaintained road (Lynx Lake Road) and a gate key must be purchased for $100 to drive beyond mile 4 of Lynx Lake Road during summer months. There is another approximate 1.5 miles to get to the cabin from this gate. Access beyond the gate is hike-in only if a gate key is not purchased. The canoe trail begins at Tanaina Lake Trailhead on Nancy Lake Parkway and involves crossing several lakes and portages between lakes for about 3-4 miles to reach the cabin and takes approximately half a day.

Winter access is by registered snow machine, skis, snowshoe, or dog sled using the winter trail. ATVs are prohibited. Snow machine openings are announced when there is sufficient snow cover to protect underlying vegetation. During the winter, the road is not plowed and may be traversed by ski, snowshoe, dog sled, or snow machine.

See the Map on the Nancy Lake SRA Brochure for more information.

GPS: 61 37.911N, 150 03.145W

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

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 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
DNR Public Information Center:
(907) 269-8400
DPOR Director's Office:
(907) 269-8700