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Interior of Public-Use Cabin

Chena River State Recreation Area

Stiles Creek Cabin

Stiles Creek Cabin Exterior

Cabin Specifications

★ Minimum Occupancy: 1 Guest
★ Maximum Occupancy: 6 Guests
★ Site Access Method: Summer - Hiking, Mountain Bike, or ATV ; Winter - Ski, Snowshoe, Dog Team, or Snowmachine
★ Stay Limit: 5 Nights
★ Check-in/out Time: 12:00pm
★ Pets Allowed: Yes**
★ Fees: (see fee page)
★ Cabin Dimensions: 10' x 12'
★ Heating Method: Wood (Bring your own wood)


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

Check out the video tour of Stiles Creek Cabin!

Stiles Creek cabin is one of five backcountry cabins located in the Chena River State Recreation Area. Located on a ridge between Stiles Creek and Fourmile Creek. This cabin offers terrific views of the Chena River State Recreation Area no matter which trail head you decide to use.

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.

There is no nearby water source. Be sure to pack in enough water for your stay.

The Stiles Creek Cabin can be accessed from two trailheads. Both are multi use trails which are open to ATVs, hiking, biking, horseback, snowmobile, skiing and snowshoe. The Lower Stiles Creek Trail is located at 31.6 Chena Hot Springs Road and shares a trailhead with the Colorado Creek Winter Trail, on the north side of the road. Follow the red trail markers 8 miles to the cabin. The Upper Stiles Creek Trailhead is in the back of the Shooting Range off Mile 36.4 Chena Hot Springs Road (north side). Follow the RED trail markers 7 miles to the cabin.

GPS: W146° 28.056', N64° 57.917'

Special Notes:
* WINTER ACCESS ALERT: Alaska State Parks recommends the Mile 31.6 trailhead for winter access to the Stiles Creek cabin due to difficult trail conditions. The trail from the Mile 36.4 trailhead experiences frequent winter wind events resulting in windswept and heavily drifted trail conditions.

** 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

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