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This is a Pan Abode style cabin, 12 feet x 14 feet. A large deck provides for outside activities adjacent to the cabin.


2 single wooden bunks, 2 double wooden bunks (total capacity is 6 people), 1 table and bench, Wood stove, Cooking counter, Food cupboard and shelves, Cooler, Log book, Broom and dustpan, Picnic table, Outhouse, Shovel and bucket, Wood shed, Single-bit axe, maul and wedge, Boat with oars, Emergency signal.




West side of Peterson Lake


On the west side of Peterson Lake, 15 miles northwest of Juneau. Trailhead is between mile 24 and 25 on the Glacier Highway.


Access is via 4.3-mile trail, with an 800 foot elevation gain. Trail follows an old tram route for 2.5 miles


The terrain is relatively flat and wooded with moss growth.

Special Features

Steelhead, trout, coho, and pink salmon are in the creek below the falls. Dolly Varden and cutthroat trout are in the lake. Excellent hiking opportunities. A small dock is available for use from June to September. Fishing in Peterson Creek and Peterson Lake; check Alaska Department of Fish and Game regulations. Skis or snowshoes are recommended in winter. Cross-country skiing is good in winter, with undeveloped trail to John Muir cabin (map and compass are recommended). Note: Cabin is open to public as a warming shelter from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Season Of Use

Year-round. Lake usually ice-free April through November.

Managing Agency

Tongass National Forest

What To Bring

Bring your own sleeping bags, sleeping pads, cooking stove, lantern, pots, pans, plates, utensils, food, toilet paper, garbage bags, fire extinguisher and fire starter. This cabin is heated by a wood stove. Wood is not provided, so you must bring your own if you wish to use the stove. Cabin is also heated by a propane wall furnace. Propane is supplied.




Wood stove

More Info

Water is available from nearby stream. Treat all water before using. Bears frequent the area.

USGS Topo Map

Juneau B-3

Rental Fee

$35 per night

Getting There

Latitude: 58.43694444
Longitude: -134.7344444
Driving Directions


Peterson Lake Cabin