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A view of a blue green lake surrounded by lush foliage and low mountains in the Kenai National Wildlife Refuge. The sky is overcast and there is just a little snow on the mountain peaks.
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Kenai National Wildlife Refuge Cabins
Great deck view from the back of a cabin in Kenai. Overlooking water and a beautiful forest.
Upper Ohmer
Escape into the wilderness with a breathtaking experience in the Kenai National Wildlife Refuge. Revel in a get away to one of our 13 reservable cabins. Two additional cabins are available on a "first come first serve basis".

To view more pictures, a list of cabins, and obtain more information please select Kenai National Wildlife Refuge

Select any of the recreational links to learn more about what you can experience in the Kenai National Wildlife Refuge Hiking, Biking, Fishing, and Wildlife Viewing.

Most cabins can only be accessed by aircraft or boat; however, Upper Ohmer, Kelly Lake, and Engineer Lake cabins are accessible by foot. Also, the cabins do not provide electricity, bedding, or cooking utensils so, see below a list of important items to bring.

Prices range from $35 to $45 per night. A $9 registration fee applies.

Trapper Joe Cabin in Kenai
Trapper Joe Cabin

Amenities for each cabin includes:

  • a table and benches
  • plywood bunks without mattresses
  • wood heating stove
  • axe/maul where appropriate
  • fire extinguisher
  • broom, shovel, and water bucket
  • an established campfire ring
  • outhouse

Important items to bring:

  • propane stove for cooking
  • your own sleeping bags and sleeping pads
  • cooking and eating utensils
  • toilet paper
  • garbage bags
  • insect repellent

Kenai river-mts

Reservations can be made by phone, in person, or online at You can make reservations 180 days in advance.
Phone: (907) 262-7021
Toll Free: (877) 444-6777

All payments must be made at the time reservation is complete in the form of a credit card (Visa, MasterCard, and Discover).

To learn more about public use cabins visit

Holgate Cabin
Kenai Fjords Public Cabins
Find information on Aialik and Holgate cabins
KODIAK cabin 63
Kodiak Public Cabins
Find out about cabins in the Kodiak National Wildlife Refuge.
North Arm Cabin
Stay in a Wilderness cabin
Learn about Public Use Cabins locations and their agencies in Alaska
Stunning shot of a wide, green sweep of aurora borealis across a deep indigo sky. Spruce trees in silhouette line the bottom of the photo. Did You Know?
The Aurora Borealis (or Northern Lights) are visible throughout much of Alaska during the winter months. The aurora is caused by charged particles from the sun colliding with the gases in the atmosphere, creating these spectacular light shows.