Public Use Cabins
Take yourself back in time with a stay in one of the many public use cabins throughout Yukon-Charley Rivers National Preserve. Split some wood and then head inside to light a blaze in the wood stove under the light of an oil lamp. Enjoy the warmth as your gear dries out from a long journey down the mighty Yukon River, whether it be on a recreational float or hunting trip.
Please replace the firewood, but keep the memories.
Yukon-Charley Rivers has seven public use cabins that are available on a first come, first served basis. The Nation Bluff, Glenn Creek, Kandik River, Slaven's Roadhouse, Slaven's and Smith public use cabins are easily accessed from the Yukon River. However, the Coal Creek Camp public use cabin requires some hiking off river. The Washington Creek cabin, being used as a public use cabin until the Kandik public use cabin is repaired, is accessed by hiking, or lining a boat, approximately one mile up Washington Creek. GPS units should be set at NAD 27 Alaska. Refer to cabin policies for information on regulations.
The Kandik River Cabin (N65º 22' 34.08", W142º 30' 46.46") is located ¼ mile up the Kandik River on the west bank. The cabin was constructed in 1981 in support of a subsistence lifestyle and rebuilt in 2010, after being destroyed during the breakup flood of May 2009.
Did You Know?
Slaven's Roadhouse, built in the 1930's, is the only remaining example of the historic roadhouses that served as stopovers for weary travelers and mailcarriers along the Yukon River route.