Logo bar of the Alaska Public Lands Information Centers which are located in Anchorage, Fairbanks, Tok and Ketchikan
Brown public use cabin at Uganik Bay Kodiak with blue water and green forest covered mountains in the background.
text size
Printer Friendly
Kodiak National Wildlife Refuge
Little river Cabin in Kodiak
Little River Cabin in Kodiak

Getaway into a majestic island and experience the true beauty nature offers in Kodiak, with a once in a life time opportunity for you and your family to relish in some of Alaska's best: Hiking,Biking, Fishing, Kayaking, Whale Watching, Bear Viewing, and Bird Watching.

The Kodiak National Wildlife Refuge maintains nine remote public-use cabins for anyone who'd prefer to look for wildlife without lugging a tent around. Cabin reservations cost $45.00 per night. To make a reservation, please visit


Kodiak is perhaps most well known for its bears, but the refuge hosts many other animals such as red foxes, river otters, short-tailed weasels, black-tailed deer, Roosevelt elk, and mountain goats...

Kodiak cubs mock fighting
Two cubs mock fighting and playing on a dock in Kodiak

Important Things To Know:

The cabins DO NOT provide:

  • lighting
  • running water
  • cooking stoves
  • utensils
  • fuel for heaters
  • transportation to the cabins

Important Items to Bring:

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


Kodiak also known as the "Emerald Island" has astonishing misty fjords, deep glacial valleys, and stunning mountains that make up 1.9 million acres of riparian wetlands, grasslands, shrub lands, spruce forests, tundra, alpine meadows, and 16 lakes.

For more information, visit their website at

To learn about other public use cabins visit:

Wide landscape shot of the Yukon River as it wraps around a low mountain. A green wetland is to the right of the river proper. Did You Know?
Yukon-Charley Rivers National Preserve was established in order to protect the highest concentration of nesting peregrine falcons in North America, which constitutes 20 percent of the Alaska peregrine falcon population.