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    Kenai Fjords

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Willow Winter Public Use Cabin

Willow Winter Public Use Cabin

Willow Public Use Cabin

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If you crave solitude, and enjoy the rigors of Alaska in the winter time, the Willow Cabin at Exit Glacier is a wonderful place to stay and experience the beauty of Kenai Fjords in the winter time!

Getting there: Willow Cabin can be reached by snowmobile, cross-country skis, snowshoes or dogsled, once snowmobile access has been approved for the season. The road to Exit Glacier is usually closed at the Box Canyon Gate, 1.5 miles off the Seward Highway. From there it is approximately 7 miles to the cabin, but you may have a shorter ski if the road is still open to the Forest Service or National Park Service boundary. Be sure to park at the turnoff before the gate. Keep the gate clear for access by mushers and emergency vehicles.

Reservations: Reservations are required and can be made in person at the park's Administrative Offices or by calling 907-422-0500. We will begin accepting reservations for cabin use on October 15th for the coming winter season. The cabin is available for use beginning October 15th and ending April 15th. Each reservation is limited to no more than three nights.

Cost: $50 per night.

Cancellation Policy: Reservations must be cancelled at least 10 days in advance to receive a refund or credit, unless the cabin is inaccessible due to weather. Refunds are only available for reservations made using an approved credit card. Credits may be applied to the current season only on a space available basis.

Facilities: Willow Cabin is equipped with propane heat, as well as propane fueled stove, oven, refrigerator, and lights. The cabin is fully furnished with table and chairs, a couch and bunk beds with mattresses. It has two bedrooms and sleeps up to four people. Basic cooking utensils, pots and pans, and flatware are provided. A pit toilet is located near the cabin. There is no running water - visitors need to melt snow or carry in drinking water.

 
Fact Sheet for the Winter-use Willow Cabin.

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Willow Cabin Fact Sheet
Click the image to download a fact sheet about reserving and staying at the Willow Cabin.

Did You Know?

State of Alaska superimposed on the contiguous 48 states

With 570,374 square miles, Alaska is twice the size of Texas and 1/5 the size of the rest of the United States. It stretches 2,400 miles east-to-west and 1,420 miles north-to-south. Its 6,640-mile coastline is 50 percent longer than the combined east and west coasts of the United States.