This airy 16 x 18 log cabin overlooks a scenic bend in the river estuary inside the Eagle Beach State Recreation Area about 15 miles up the coast from Juneau on the island-rich Favorite Channel of Lynn Canal. Located about a quarter mile deeper into the campground than the very similar Saturday Creek Cabin, Berry Patch offers a bit more privacy but remains is a great base to explore accessible nature loops, or beachcomb and watch for marine wildlife such sea lion and whales, birds (like bald eagles) and other critters in the salt marsh and tide flats (like bears targeting a run of chum salmon.) Whether sunny or raining, the old growth coastal setting is off-the-scale gorgeous, the essence of coastal Southeast Alaska.


The cabin has a downstairs sleeping platform and a sleeping loft up a ladder. Other amenities include a table with benches, a cabinet with a counter for cooking and a kerosene heater. Outside is a fire ring and a picnic table. The 590-acre recreation area features two reservable picnic shelters, RV and primitive camping, a boat launch and hiking trails.


8 people (pets welcome)




At the mouth of Eagle River, situated on an estuary with tide flats and river bars, north of Juneau.


A coastal rainforest enclave with two rivers, wetlands, tide flats, salt marsh and beaches.

Season of Use


Managing Agency

Alaska State Parks

What to Bring

Visitors must supply kerosene for the heater—one gallon recommended for summer, two gallons for winter. Bring firewood if you want a campfire, and remember that cook stove, cooking gear, flashlights or lanterns, bedding, sleeping pads and trash bags are not provided. Guests are expected to leave the cabin clean, swept out, and pack out trash before leaving. Don’t assume there will be sufficient toilet paper or working batteries in the smoke detector.





Getting There

Eagle Beach State Recreation Area
Mile 28 on the Glacier Highway
Juneau, AK 99801

From Juneau, take the Glacier Highway about 27 miles north to Mile 28. Turn into the recreation area. Berry Patch Cabin is situated the campground road overlooking the river, a quarter mile from the front parking lot.

Driving Directions


Berry Patch Cabin