This cozy 12 x 14 cabin is tucked into the forest 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 half-mile up the campground road, Marten Cabin offers a bit of privacy amid the big trees, with more immediate access to the trails along the river than the area’s other coastal-oriented cabins. Whether sunny or raining, the old growth coastal setting is off-the-scale gorgeous, the essence of Southeast Alaska.

Facilities

The cabin features sleeping platforms, a table with benches 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.

Capacity

4 people (pets welcome)

Area

Juneau

Location

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

Terrain

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

Season of Use

Year-round

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.

Rowboat

No

Stove

Kerosene

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. Martin Cabin is situated a half mile from the entrance on the back loop of the campground road.

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