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Description

14ft x 16ft Pan Abode style cabin, wheelchair-accessible.

Facilities

2 single bunks, 2 double bunks (total capacity is 6 people), Table, Oil stove and tank, Cooking counter, Food cupboard and shelves, Log book, Broom and dustpan, Picnic table, Outhouse, 12' x 20' deck, Ramp from beach, Bucket, Emergency signal.

Capacity

6

Area

Northeast of Juneau on Taku Inlet

Location

26 miles northeast of Juneau on Taku Inlet across from the Taku Glacier.

Access

Access to the cabin is by shallow draft boat or floatplane, with 12 foot or higher tide levels recommended. high winds often prevent access in Taku Inlet. During summer months, the area is a travel corridor for boats and aircraft, so cabin users should expect some noise. Special Note: Due to the proximity of an eagle nest, cabin permit holders are not allowed helicopter access to the immediate vicinity of the cabin from March 1 to August 31.

Terrain

The terrain surrounding the cabin site is a marsh estuary and sand beach with old growth spruce immediately adjacent to the cabin. The background area is a lightly forested bedrock hillside with steep canyons and cliffs.

Special Features

Activities offered by the area include wildlife viewing, glacier viewing, sightseeing and photography, beach campfires, easy to very difficult hiking (no trails), fishing, bear, moose and mountain goat hunting in season. Check Alaska Department of Fish and Game regulations.

Season Of Use

Year-round. Cabin may be inaccessible by float plane due to frozen lake surface (planes cannot land) in fall, winter, and early spring.

Managing Agency

Tongass National Forest

What To Bring

Bring your own fuel for the oil stove (#1 Stove oil), sleeping bags, sleeping pads, cooking stove, lantern, pots, pans, plates, utensils, food, toilet paper, garbage bags, fire extinguisher, fire starter, insect repellant and bug nets. The cabin is heated by an oil stove, and cabin users requiring heat will be responsible for providing their own fuel. The type of fuel necessary is Number 1 stove oil. Fuel consumption is approximately 1 gallon per day with the stove on low setting (sufficient for 8 hours of heating with an outside temperature of 40 degrees Fahrenheit).

Rowboat

No

Stove

Oil (#1 stove oil)

More Info

Water is available from a nearby stream. Treat all water before using. The cabin and outhouse access ramp, deck, cabin door and furniture, picnic table and outhouse are wheelchair accessible. Assistance may be required to reach the ramp from the skiff landing site.

USGS Topo Map

Juneau B-1

Rental Fee

$45 per night

Getting There

Coordinates
Latitude: 58.3908333
Longitude: -134.0125

Photos

Taku Glacier Cabin