Radeke Cabin

Area Status: Open
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Exterior image of Radeke cabin

Radeke Cabin provides an alternative to a campground for you and your friends located on the Kancamagus Scenic Byway just 14 miles from Conway, NH. The cabin was purchased by the Forest Service from the University of New Hampshire in 1969 and is ideally located proximity to dozens of hiking trails, miles of ski trails, the Swift River, and beautiful mountain scenery and wildlife habitat.

Cabin Amenities

The cabin is rustic with limited amenities – there are ten wooden bunks divided into three rooms; a table, chairs, and a couch; and a woodstove – wood is provided. A pit toilet is located a short distance from the cabin. There is no potable water, running water or electricity.

At a Glance

Reservations: Reservations can be made at recreation.gov.
Fees Cabin rental fee $65.00 per night plus $9.00 NRRS reservation fee.
Restrictions: No outside camping allowed, which includes RV's, motor homes, etc. within one quarter mile of the cabin.
Closest Towns: Conway, NH
Water: No
Restroom: Vault Toilet
Operated By: Forest Service

General Information


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

General Notes:

What Should I Bring?

Anything you would bring on a camping trip except the tent. You will need sleeping bag, sleeping pad, matches, food, cooking utensils, trash bags, toilet paper, a backpacking stove for cooking, firewood and/or a cutting tool for dead and down wood. Only dead and down wood may be cut for firewood; resources are limited so it is advisable to bring your own firewood (please see note below). You will also need to bring water – there is a spring near the cabin but it can be unreliable or may be frozen so it is recommended you bring your own. If you do use water from a natural source, we recommend boiling or otherwise treating it before use.

House Keeping

  • Please carry out all trash and excess food
  • Please sweep the floor before you leave with the broom provided
  • Please close and lock both doors, and windows when leaving

Please Note: The cabin is frequently rented and we may not be able to check cleanliness between visits. Please help us and other renters by leaving the cabin in as good of or better shape than you found it.

Camping Restrictions

No outside camping, which includes RV's, motor homes, etc. within one quarter mile of the cabin.


Our forests are threatened by non-native insects that can kill large numbers of trees. Three recently introduced insects are wood-infesting species that can be transported long distances in firewood. Once transported into new areas, these insects can become established and kill local trees. For this reason, firewood from outside the State of NH is prohibited. Please use firewood from local sources.

Winter Considerations

The cabin is not insulated and can be drafty and cold during the winter months. Be prepared for cold temperatures in the cabin, even when the wood stove is in use. It is recommended to bring dry, seasoned fire wood for the wood stove.


Pets are allowed on the trails and at the cabin with the exception of the East Pasture Trail in winter. Please leash your pets on private land and ensure they are leashed or under voice control for the remainder of your trip.

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