Fairbanks Public Use Cabins

Public use cabins offer a great opportunity to escape the ordinary and venture off the beaten path. Embrace the simplicity of cabin life as you bring your own sleeping bags, camp mats, food, water, and fire fuel. Nestled near trails waiting to be explored, these public use cabins beckon outdoor enthusiasts seeking an unforgettable journey. As most of these cabins are off the road-system, access is limited to hiking or flying in, granting you exclusive access to remote and pristine locations.

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Public Use Cabins

This airy and hand­some 1620 cab­in with a sleep­ing loft stands in a pop­u­lar camp­ground next to an 800-acre fish­ing and boat­ing lake about 59 miles south­east of Fair­banks. The cab­in may be unavail­able for pub­lic reser­va­tions May 1 through Sept. 30 because it is used to house camp­ground hosts.

The White Moun­tain Nation­al Recre­ation Area has over 200 miles of win­ter trails that are shared by dog mush­ers, ski­iers, ski­jor­ers, and snow machin­ers and sev­er­al cab­ins have been built along the White Moun­tain win­ter trails to pro­vide vis­i­tors with safe­ty and com­fort dur­ing their adventures.

16′ x 16′ cab­in in the White Moun­tains Recre­ation Area

Cab­in sleeps 3 in South West White Moun­tains Nation­al Recre­ation Area

A cozy 1412 log cab­in inside a 61-acre park with a boat launch site on the Salcha Riv­er about 40 miles south­east of Fair­banks in the Tanana Riv­er Val­ley. The site is known for its grayling fish­ing, with a July salmon run. With ski­ing and snow­ma­chin­ing in win­ter. The cab­in may be unavail­able for pub­lic reser­va­tions mid-May through mid-September.

Locat­ed off of the mid­dle of Wick­er­sham Creek Trail, sleeps 4.

This rus­tic, 2024 log cab­in with a cov­ered porch sits in the for­est close to the Chena Riv­er about 53 miles from Fair­banks inside the Chena Riv­er State Recre­ation Area. It has the vibe of an old-time trapper’s cab­in, with great riv­er access.

Down­riv­er from the mouth of Coal Creek on the left bank of the Yukon. Boat or hike in.

Locat­ed at the end of the trail between Fos­sil Gap Trail and Fos­sil Creek Trail, in the White Moun­tains Recre­ation Area. 

Locat­ed off of Windy Creek Trail Near Beaver Creek in White Moun­tains Nation­al Recre­ation Area.

This cozy 10×16 cab­in inside a camp­ground about 22 miles up the Elliott High­way from Fair­banks offers great access to the 400-acre Chatani­ka State Recre­ation Area with near­by sled and ATV trails, and boat­ing on the Chatani­ka Riv­er. Wired for elec­tric­i­ty, the cab­in may be unavail­able for pub­lic reser­va­tions May 1 through Sept. 30.

Cab­in at the end of Bear Creek Trail in the White Moun­tains Nation­al Recre­ation Area. 

Approx­i­mate­ly 6 miles above Tako­ma Bluff, just above the mouth of Eure­ka Creek on riv­er left. Sleeps 3 com­fort­ably, 6 max.

This framed 1220 cab­in about 45 miles from Fair­banks is wired for elec­tric­i­ty and offers a par­ti­tioned sleep­ing area, with space for up to four adults and a bit of pri­va­cy. Locat­ed inside the Gran­ite Tors Camp­ground, the cab­in is a great base for explor­ing both the Chena Hot Springs Win­ter Trail (also known as the Yukon Quest Trail) and the 15-mile Gran­ite Tors Trail.

This large 2024 cab­in with a broad, cov­ered front porch sup­port­ed by burled posts looks out over the Chena Riv­er and fea­tures excep­tion­al access with wheel­chair suit­able ramps. Locat­ed about 37 miles from Fair­banks in the Chena Riv­er State Recre­ation Area, the cab­in nes­tles in a hand­some spruce-birch for­est on the riv­er inside the 254,000-acre recre­ation area.

This hand­some 1624 log cab­in with a sleep­ing loft sits on the banks of the Chena Riv­er about 48 miles from Fair­banks, fea­tur­ing the musi­cal flow of the crys­tal riv­er with decent fish­ing for grayling or a launch spot for float trips. It’s ded­i­cat­ed to the mem­o­ry of Park Ranger Dar­ryl Hunt, who man­aged the Chena Riv­er State Recre­ation Area from 1994 to 2003.

Cab­in at the inter­sec­tion of Windy Creek Trail and Cache Moun­tain Loop Trail in the White Moun­tains Nation­al Recre­ation Area