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Matanuska Glacier State Recreation Area

Matanuska Glacier Cabin

Matanuska Glacier Cabin Exterior
Matanuska Glacier Cabin Exterior

Cabin Specifications

★ Minimum Occupancy: 1 Guest
★ Maximum Occupancy: 4 Guests
★ Site Access Method: Highway Vehicle, road access
★ Stay Limit: 5 Nights
★ Check-in/out Time: 12:00pm
★ Pets Allowed: Yes**
★ Fees: (see Long Rifle Lodge)
★ Cabin Dimensions: 16' x 20'
★ Heating Method: Wood (Bring your own wood)


★ Electricity
★ Fire Ring
★ Picnic Table
★ Glacier Views*
★ Vaulted Toilet

This log cabin has outstanding views overlooking the Matanuska Glacier, the valley below the glacier and the Chugach Mountains. The cabin has electric lights, double beds (no linens), a woodstove, table and chairs. Outdoors are a vaulted toilet, a picnic table and fire-ring. The cabin is road accessible to highway vehicles year-round. Water is available in summer at the well in the campground nearby; renters need to bring their own water in the winter. Cabin key can be picked up at Long Rifle Lodge any time after noon the day of your reservation. Checkout time is noon. For more information, rates and reservations go to http://longriflelodge.co/ or call (907) 745-5151.

The Matanuska Glacier State Recreation Site, managed by the Long Rifle Lodge, is located one mile south of the Lodge at Mile 101 on the Glenn Highway National Scenic Byway. The recreation site has 9 campsites on a gravel loop road, water pump, toilets, fire pits, and picnic tables. The Edge Nature Trail begins at the rest area and provides a 20-minute walk through the forest to glacier viewing platforms. Summer activities include hiking, glacier trekking and river rafting. Winter activities include skiing, snowshoeing.

GPS: 61°47'58.10"N; 147°49'4.96"W

Special Notes:
* There is no access to the Matanuska Glacier from the park.

** 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 is managed and maintained by Long Rifle Lodge. Alaska State Parks does not manage reservations for this cabin. Please contact http://longriflelodge.co/ for more information about this cabin.

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