Sanctuary River Cabin No. 31

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Sanctuary River Cabin No. 31
Sanctuary River Cabin NPS.jpg
Sanctuary River Cabin No. 31 is located in Alaska
Sanctuary River Cabin No. 31
LocationOn Sanctuary River at Mile 22.7, south of Park Road, Denali National Park & Preserve, Alaska
Coordinates63°43′22″N 149°28′24″W / 63.72278°N 149.47333°W / 63.72278; -149.47333Coordinates: 63°43′22″N 149°28′24″W / 63.72278°N 149.47333°W / 63.72278; -149.47333
Arealess than one acre
Built byAlaska Road Commission; National Park Service
Architectural styleLog cabin, Other
MPSPatrol Cabins, Mount McKinley National Park TR
NRHP reference #86003206[1]
Added to NRHPNovember 25, 1986

The Sanctuary River Cabin No. 31, also known as Sanctuary Patrol Cabin, is a log cabin that was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1986".[2] The listing includes an outhouse and a tool box and storage shed.[1]

It was built by the Alaska Road Commission in 1926[3] as the center of a road construction camp, and was adopted by park rangers in wintertime dog sled patrols as a replacement for a different cabin located about five miles south.

This was the cabin where Adolph Murie "began his field work investigating the wolf-Dall sheep relationship in the the summer of 1939."[2]


  1. ^ a b National Park Service (2010-07-09). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service.
  2. ^ a b "National Register of Historic Places Inventory/Nomination: Sanctuary River Cabin No. 31". National Park Service. and accompanying photos
  3. ^ "Sanctuary Patrol Cabin". List of Classified Structures. National Park Service. Retrieved May 10, 2017.