The cabin is a 13' x 14' Pan Abode style cabin with large deck located on a saltwater beach. One double bunk and three single bunks provide sleeping for 5. There is a table between the bunks and a counter at the front of the cabin. Cabin heat is provided by an oil stove (burns #1 stove oil, NOT supplied). Other items supplied include: food cupboard and shelves, broom and dustpan, cooler, shovel and bucket, rake, outhouse, and a mooring buoy. Water is available from a nearby stream. Treat all water before using. Cabin users should bring #1 stove oil, sleeping bags, sleeping pads, cooking stove, lantern, pots, pans, plates, utensils, food, toilet paper, garbage bags, fire extinguisher and fire starter. It's a good idea to bring your own water. 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).
At a Glance
Refunds are not made if inclement weather conditions or other acts of nature beyond the Forest Service control cause the permittee to not use the shelter at the designated time.
Directions: Located 37 miles northwest of Juneau, the cabin is on the shore of Berners Bay, 8 miles north from the boat launch at Echo Cove at mile 40 Glacier Highway. Winter road maintenance is intermittent on the last 6 - 8 miles of Glacier Highway. Access is by boat and floatplane only. There is a mooring buoy about 200 feet from the high tide mark in front of the cabin. A dinghy or 450-foot shore tie rope is advised for anchoring to the buoy. The buoy anchor is awash at 0 foot low tides; tilt up your stern drive or outboard. (Only underwater obstructions near buoy are flat concrete anchor weights protruding 6 inches above sand and mud.) Consult local tide tables.