The Kenai National Wildlife Refuge guarantees breathtaking scenery and an unforgettable experience for visitors staying in one of the 14 rustic cabins located in Alaska's Kenai Peninsula. Getting to the cabin can be a thrilling adventure in itself, as most of them require the use of boats, aircraft, hiking or skiing.
The grudging withdrawal of the Harding Ice Field has helped to make the lands of the Kenai National Wildlife Refuge a "miniature Alaska." Today, the refuge includes examples of every major Alaska habitat type. The refuge is an Alaska in miniature in its diversity of wildlife, as well.
Seven of Kenai Refuge's 14 reservable public use cabins are historic log cabins built around the turn of the 20th century. The others are 16'x18' trapper-style log cabins. Each cabin includes a table with benches, plywood bunks (without mattresses) a wood-heating stove, and an outhouse. Access to cabins varies. Some can be reached by hiking-in, while others require a boat or plane to access . In winter, a snowmachine may be necessary. For specific information on each cabin's amenities and accessibility, click here.
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is committed to the safety and health of our friends, neighbors, employees, and visitors across Alaska, and is deeply concerned about the threat posed by the transmission of the infectious disease, COVID-19. We advise all potential visitors to the Kenai National Wildlife Refuge to monitor and follow guidelines, including travel restrictions, issued by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), State of Alaska, and local and Tribal governments. In keeping with this guidance, we continue to evaluate potential impacts and adjustments to reservations and our reservation policies through Recreation.gov. Reservation holders will receive notification via email and/or cell phone text messages if there are any changes affecting their reservation.
We urge everyone to do their part when visiting Kenai National Wildlife Refuge cabins by following CDC guidance to prevent the spread of infectious diseases: maintain a safe distance between yourself and other groups; wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds; avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth; cover your mouth and nose when you cough or sneeze, and most importantly, stay home if you feel sick.
Additionally, plan to bring an adequate supply of potable water and soap to facilitate hand washing or melt snow for this purpose. The CDC recommends bringing water to a full rolling boil for at least 1 minute, and allowing it to cool before use. While at the cabin, please follow CDC guidelines and disinfect high-touch surfaces, including tables, doorknobs, countertops, toilet seats, etc. throughout your stay. For more information: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/prepare/disinfecting-your-home.html
Kenai National Wildlife Refuge spans 1.9 million acres along the western Kenai Peninsula in Alaska. The region includes the western slopes of the Kenai Mountains, forested lowlands along Cook Inlet, rivers, lakes and wetlands. To the east is Chugach National Forest and southeast is Kenai Fjords National Park.
Eager anglers can pursue chinook, sockeye, coho and pink salmon; as well as Dolly Varden char, rainbow trout, and arctic grayling. The refuge is also home to brown and black bears, caribou, Dall sheep, mountain goats, wolves, lynx, wolverines, eagles and thousands of shorebirds and waterfowl, not to mention the mighty Alaska-Yukon moose that the refuge was originally established (as the Kenai National Moose Range) to protect.
A $10.00 service fee will apply if you change or cancel your reservation. The $10.00 service fee will be deducted from the refund amount.
Customers will be charged a $10.00 cancellation fee and forfeit the first night's use fee if a cabin reservation is cancelled within 14 days of the scheduled arrival date. Cancellations for a single night's use will not be assessed a service fee.
Box 2139 1 Ski Hill Road Soldotna AK 99669
For campground inquiries, please call: (907) 262-7021
Access to each individual cabins varies. Some can be reached by hiking-in, while others require a boat or plane to access . In winter, a snowmachine may be necessary. Please refer to each specific cabin for information on amenities and accessibility. Kenai National Wildlife Refuge: From Anchorage, take the Seward Highway south to the Sterling Highway; the eastern refuge boundary is at milepost 55 of the Sterling Highway. Another 5 miles from the boundary is the west entrance to the Skilak Wildlife Recreation Area. Continuing on to Soldotna will bring you to the refuge visitor center and headquarters, which is found by taking a left onto Funny River Road, then turning right (before the building supply store) onto Ski Hill Road.