CLOSURE: The cabin will be closed from September 14 through September 21 2014.

RADEKE CABIN, NH

Radeke Cabin once served as a summer camp for School of Forestry students at the University of New Hampshire until the mid 1960s. It was purchased by the Forest Service in 1969. The cabin is just off the Kancamagus Scenic Byway and easily accessible by car, but guests should be...
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Know Before You Go
  • Call the Saco Ranger District at (603) 447-5448 to verify lock combination prior to the reservation check-in date
  • Water is not available at the cabin
  • Please carry out all trash and excess food
  • This cabin sleeps a maximum of 10 people
  • Please sweep the floor with the broom provided before leaving
  • Please close and lock all doors and windows when leaving
  • No outside camping, including RVs and motor homes within a quarter mile of the cabin
  • Click here for more information about White Mountain National Forest
  • Don't move firewood: To limit the spread of invasive tree-killing pests, firewood from outside the area is not permitted. Some states have quarantines and may confiscate your firewood. Please help protect our forests from invasive species by obtaining your firewood at or near your camping destination and burning it on-site. Visit dontmovefirewood.org for more information.
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Pets Allowed
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Overview

Overview

Radeke Cabin once served as a summer camp for School of Forestry students at the University of New Hampshire until the mid 1960s. It was purchased by the Forest Service in 1969.

The cabin is just off the Kancamagus Scenic Byway and easily accessible by car, but guests should be prepared to bring most of the gear and supplies needed to make their stay comfortable. Radeke Cabin offers an ideal year-round getaway for families or small groups.

Natural Features:

The cabin sits in forest of pine and mixed hardwoods alongside the Swift River in the Saco District of White Mountain National Forest. This is an area particularly known for its fall colors and mountain views.

The forest is a birder's paradise, with 237 bird species. Common wildlife in the area include bobcats, coyotes, red and gray fox, deer, fishers, mink, pine marten, porcupine, raccoon, beaver and black bears (bear safety information). The resident moose are a star attraction for visitors lucky enough to see them.

Recreation:

A trailhead for the UNH Trail is located at the Downes Brook parking area near the Passaconaway Campground, which is just a quarter mile from Radeke Cabin. The 4.8-mile loop takes hikers to the 2,520-foot summit of Mt. Hedgehog, where they can take in views of the surrounding mountains and the Swift River Valley. There are many other hiking trails along the Kancamagus Scenic Byway.

Anglers can fish for brook trout in the Swift River. Winter recreation enthusiasts will find numerous cross-country ski trails in the area.

Facilities:

The cabin is rustic with limited amenities. Ten wooden bunks are divided into 3 rooms. A table, chairs, couch and a wood stove are provided, along with firewood. An accessible pit toilet is located a short distance from the cabin. A campfire ring is outside. A wheelchair ramp is installed for accessibility.

No potable water, running water or electricity are available. Guests need to bring their own water, as well as garbage bags to pack out their trash. The firewood at the cabin is only for the indoor woodstove; guests must supply their own firewood for the campfire ring. Bedding, cooking equipment, matches, kitchen utensils and emergency supplies like flashlights and first aid kits are not provided. The cabin is uninsulated and can be cool during the winter months, so guests must plan accordingly (more cabin details).

Nearby Attractions:

The Kancamagus Scenic Byway offers one of the most beautiful routes through New Hampshire's White Mountains, especially during the fall foliage season. A trip across the "Kanc" is a highlight for most visitors to the White Mountain National Forest. Rushing rivers, a covered bridge and scenic vistas are part of the 34-mile trip.

Booking Window
Sat Sep 20 2014 - Thu Mar 19 2015

Reservations must be made 1 Days(s) ahead of arrival and can be made up to 6 Month(s) in advance.

Season Dates

Season Schedule

Park Season Start End
Peak Wed Jan 01 2014 Wed Dec 31 2014
Peak Thu Jan 01 2015 Thu Dec 31 2015
Services and Amenities
Within Facility
  • Accessible Pit Toilets
  • Accessible Sites
  • Birding
  • Bunkbed(s)
  • Campfire Rings
  • Firewood
  • Parking Area
  • Paved Roads
  • Pets Allowed
  • Scenic Drive
  • Table & Chairs
  • Wildlife Viewing
  • Wood Stove
Within 10 Miles
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Historic Sites
  • Hunting
  • Interpretive Trails
  • Mountain Biking
  • Snowshoeing
  • Trailheads
Fees and Cancellation Policies

Fees and Cancellation

Fee Information
Payment in full will be charged to your credit card upon completion of the reservation. A $9.00 non-refundable on line reservation fee may be charged for some facilities.

Payment Methods Accepted On-line:
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Changes and Cancellations
A $10.00 service fee will apply if you change or cancel your reservation. Late cancellations are subject to additional fees. For full details see NRRS Reservation Policy


Facility Rates*
Park Season Site Type Nightly/Daily Rates
Peak Season
Jan 01 2014 -
Dec 31 2014
CABIN NONELECTRIC $40.00
Peak Season
Jan 01 2015 -
Dec 31 2015
CABIN NONELECTRIC $40.00

*Displayed rates do not reflect discounts, attribute fees (electrical hook-ups / water hook-ups), taxes or incremental charges
**Weekly rates may not be available for all sites
Getting There
GPS Info. (Latitude, Longitude):
43.99667, -71.36722
43°59'48"N, 71°22'2"W

From NH Route 16 in Conway, take NH route 112 (Kancamagus Highway) west for 14 miles. The cabin is on the right, a quarter mile before Passaconaway Campground.

From Interstate route 93 in Lincoln, take exit 32 for NH Route 112. At bottom of exit ramp, turn left (east) onto NH route 112. The cabin is approximately 20 miles on the left, a quarter mile after Passaconaway Campground.
Contact Information

Mailing Address:

RADEKE CABIN
33 KANCAMAGUS HIGHWAY
CONWAY  NH  03818

Phone Number:

Information:  (603)447-5448