Description

16' x 18'

Facilities

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

Capacity

6

Area

Kenai National Wildlife Refuge

Location

The trailhead to the cabin is located on the Skilak Lake Road, mile 7.5 from the east entrance junction with the Sterling Highway. The cabin is located .2 miles from the road on the Upper Ohmer Lake Trail.

Access

By vehicle and then a short walk. The trail is a gravel surface and accessible for mobility impaired users.

Terrain

Cabin is in a fairly flat area, overlooking the lake. Surrounded by scattered trees, shrubs, grasses, and wildflowers. The Hidden Creek wild fire burned 5000 acres across the lake in 1996.

Special Features

This cabin allows for an excellent family outing with a short .2 mile walk from the parking lot to the cabin. Wildlife in the area includes moose, and black and brown bears. The cabin is located in the Skilak Wildlife Recreation Area in the Kenai National Wildlife Refuge. This area is closed to hunting and trapping except that small game may be taken from October 1 through March 1 by bow and arrow only.

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

Rowboat

No

Stove

Wood

More Info

Skilak Lake Road receives minimal maintenance in the winter so check driving conditions before leaving. 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. Remember to pack out your trash.

USGS Topo Map

Kenai B-1

Getting There

Coordinates
Latitude: 60.4561
Longitude: -150.294583

Upper Ohmer Lake Cabin