Richard'S Cabin

Bear Creek Trail, Near Central, Alaska

Richard'S Cabin does not offer reservations through Please take a look at the area details below for more information about visiting this location. Enjoy your visit!


ichard’s Cabin is named after Richard Platz. The cabin was constructed as a shelter to accommodate his mining, trapping, and hunting activities before the White Mountains became a National Recreation Area. In remembrance for his pioneering spirit and hard work, the BLM has retained the name “Richard’s Cabin.” The cabin is 16’ x 25’, and sleeps 6 people. Cabins are equipped with bunk beds, a table and benches, cook stove, lantern, fire extinguisher, saw, ax, broom, wood stove and outhouse. Renters need to bring fuel for the lanterns and cook stoves. BLM recently converted from white gas to propane cook stoves and lanterns, so make sure to bring the proper fuel! Carry extra lantern mantles or candles in case the lanterns don't function properly. Cabin users should be prepared to cut firewood or bring some with them. Other recommended items to bring include maps and compass, matches, sleeping bag and pad, extra food items and water, and warm clothing.