This large 20 x 24 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 is close to a large gravel bar in the river.


The cavernous cabin is supplied with sleeping bunks, a wood stove, table, seats, broom, ax, saw, and ash scoop. Like the cabin, the outhouse is equipped with an access ramp.


9 people (pets welcome)




At the end of a 300-foot gated driveway about Mile 32.2 of the Chena Hot Springs Road, about .7 miles past the Colorado/Styles Creek Trailhead.


The cabin nestles in a handsome spruce-birch forest on the river inside the 254,000-acre recreation area. The park is known for its rich wildlife habitat, with many sloughs and wetlands, plus timbered rolling hills and trail access to high country. Decent fishing. Visiting is an outstanding way to experience the riverine habitat of Alaska’s Interior country.

Season of Use


Managing Agency

Chena River State Recreation Area.

What to Bring

Guests probably should bring drinking water, or be prepared to purify river water or melt snow. It’s best to bring your own firewood because the adjacent woods will be picked over. Items such as a cook stove, cooking gear, flashlights or lanterns, bedding, sleeping pads and trash bags are not provided. Guests are expected to pack out trash and clean the cabin before leaving. Don’t assume there will be sufficient toilet paper or working batteries in the smoke detector.





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Getting There

Chena River State Recreation Area
Mi 32.2 Chena Hot Springs Road
Fairbanks, AK 99709

From Fairbanks, take the Steese Highway on the east side of town about five miles to the junction with Chena Hot Springs Road. Drive northeast. Watch for the sign on the highway indicating the turnoff.

Driving Directions


Chena River Cabin