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Division of Parks & Outdoor Recreation

Interior of Public-Use Cabin

Salcha River State Recreation Site

Salcha River Cabin

Salcha River Cabin Exterior
Salcha River Cabin Exterior
Salcha River Cabin Interior
Salcha River Cabin Interior

Cabin Specifications

★ Minimum Occupancy: 1 Guest
★ Maximum Occupancy: 3 Guests
★ Site Access Method: Vehicle
★ Stay Limit: 5 Nights
★ Check-in/out Time: 12:00pm
★ Pets Allowed: Yes**
★ Fees: (see fee page)
★ Cabin Dimensions: 14' x 12'
★ Heating Method: Wood Stove (Bring your own)


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

Located on the Salcha River, this cabin gives you to recreation opportunities on the Salcha and beyond. Popular activities include boating, hiking, fishing, snow machining, night sky viewing, and cross-country skiing. The cabin was constructed by volunteers and State Park staff for your use and enjoyment.

Cabin furnishings include plywood sleeping platforms, a kitchen counter, shelves, table and benches, wood stove, fire extinguisher, and an outdoor latrine. Firewood is not provided and can be hard to find at some cabins, so gather dead and down wood on your way in. Check the firewood box on the side of the cabin. For water, renters need to melt snow in the winter, or use the river. Please be sure to purify the water. During the summer this cabin may not be available.

Please help keep it neat and attractive for those who will use it after your visit.

Access to the Salcha River Public-Use Cabin is off Mile 323.3 Richardson Highway. Turn on Salcha Way and park just off the Richardson Highway if the road hasn't been plowed. Please do not block access to, or park on Salcha Marine property. After heavy snowfalls it may take a week before the site is plowed. The cabin is located next to the boat launch at the end of the access "exit" road.

GPS: 64°28'11"N, 146°55'46"W

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