16' x 18'


Two bunk beds, table with benches, wood stove, splitting maul, crosscut saw, broom, shovel, water bucket, fire extinguisher, boat with oars, established campfire ring, and outhouse.




Kenai National Wildlife Refuge


The cabin is located at the southeast end of McLain Lake.


Access to the cabin is by float plane, ski plane, snowmobile and canoe.


Cabin is in a fairly flat area, overlooking the lake. Surrounded by scattered trees, shrubs, grasses, and wildflowers. The outlet creek to Swanson River is located near the cabin.

Special Features

This cabin offers seclusion and good fishing for Rainbow Trout in McLain Lake. Fishing in season is also possible in the Swanson River. The Swanson River National Recreational Canoe Trail passes east of the cabin and McLain Lake is accessible by a short hike from the River to the cabin. The boat provided at the cabin gives the anglers excellent opportunities to catch rainbow trout. Wildlife includes moose, black and brown bears and wolves, small game, and waterfowl. Hunting is allowed for these species in designated seasons. In the winter there is cross-county skiing, snowshoeing and snowmobiling.

Season Of Use

All Year

Managing Agency

Kenai National Wildlife Refuge

What To Bring

NOT included: running water, electricity, mattress or bedding, cooking utensils, or cut firewood. Bringing a personal cooking stove is recommended





More Info

The seclusion of this cabin necessitates being prepared to handle any emergency situation. Inclement weather may cause an unexpected extension of the trip. Bringing a personal cooking stove is recommended. Carry in potable water or boil surface water 5 minutes before drinking. Users must provide a U. S. Coast Guard approved flotation device for each passenger aboard the boat, and use boats at their own risk.

USGS Topo Map

Kenai D-2.

Rental Fee

$45 per night

Getting There

Latitude: 60.858867
Longitude: -150.567867
Driving Directions


McLain Lake Cabin