Juneau Lake Cabin

Area Status: Open
This area is Open

Juneau Lake Cabin is a remote and rustic place to stay amid south-central Alaska's vast mountain terrain. It is one of several Forest Service cabins along the same trail, and overlooks scenic Juneau Lake. It provides great fishing opportunities as well as various trails and wildlife viewing. 

The cabin is located about 9.5 miles from the south trailhead on the Resurrection Pass Trail. It can be accessed by hiking, mountain biking, horseback riding, cross country skiing, snowshoeing, floatplane and snowmobiles during open seasons. Guests are responsible for their own travel arrangements and safety, and must bring several of their own amenities.

Natural Features: The cabin is located north of Sterling Highway on the eastern shore of Juneau Lake, at an elevation of 1,300 feet. It is surrounded by a spruce and birch forest overlooking the lake and surrounding mountains. A variety of wildlife makes its home in the area. For more information on access and regulations pertaining to this cabin, trail conditions, safety precautions and outdoor safety and ethics, please contact the Seward District office.

Recreation: Visitors enjoy boating and fishing for rainbow trout, whitefish, burbot and grayling in Juneau Lake. A canoe with paddles is provided at the cabin. Fishing equipment is not provided and permits are required to fish or hunt in the state, click here to learn more about Alaska Department of Fish & Game regulations. In season, visitors hunt for moose, black and brown bears and wolves in the surrounding forest. Hiking, mountain biking, cross country skiing, snowshoeing and snowmobiling (during open seasons only) are also popular in the area.

Facilities: The 14x17-ft log cabin can accommodate up to eight people, but sleeps four more comfortably. It is equipped with wooden bunks, a table, benches and a wood stove for heat. A splitting maul and crosscut saw are available. An outhouse is provided outside the cabin. There is no electricity, potable water, mattresses, bedding, cooking utensils, or cut firewood at the cabin. Visitors should bring sleeping bags and pads, a cook stove, cooking gear and food. Water taken from the lake should be treated or boiled before consumption.

Fish Your National Forests: This site can be accessed by Access via Hiking Trail; Fish available include: Trout, Native Trout; Types of fishing available include: Wade, Shore, Non-motorized boat, Float tube, Fly, Spin, Bait, Ice; 

At a Glance

Reservations: Reservations can be made by visiting Recreation.gov.  Reservations can be made same day and up to 6 months in advance.
Fees Per night prices range from $50-75 (2018 prices) depending on season. Cabin fees are based on non-peak/peak season/day. Seasons vary by cabin. A non-refundable service fee will be added to each reservation by Recreation.gov
Open Season: Year Round
Restroom: Vault
Information Center: This facility is located in an extremely remote and wild area; before making a reservation, become aware of bear, water, and weather safety (including cold) Recreating in Alaska can present both obvious and hidden dangers; please be aware of your surroundings and be prepared for extended stays due to occasionally poor weather This is Juneau Lake Cabin located on the Resurrection Pass Trail in Cooper Landing, the cabin is not near Juneau, Alaska There is no source of fresh water near the cabin; guests must bring their own, or boil and treat water taken from the lake Use of this cabin by a commercial operator, such as an outfitter or guide, is not allowed All garbage and food must be packed out Forest Order (10-04-00-14-47) that limits occupying/renting a public use rental cabin for more than seven consecutive days by any group or person

General Information


Juneau Lake Cabin is located on the Resurrection Pass Trail 9.5 miles from the south trailhead. It can be accessed by hiking, mountain biking, horse riding, skiing, floatplane, and snowmobile (during open seasons).

GPS Info. (Latitude, Longitude):
60.57619, -149.87203
60°34'34"N, 149°52'19"W

Access by trail or floatplane. From the Resurrection Pass South Trailhead, at milepost 52 on Sterling Highway, hike 9.5 miles to the cabin. From the Resurrection Pass North Trailhead, at milepost 4 on Resurrection Creek Road, hike 29.3 miles to the cabin. Maps are available online or by calling the Seward Ranger District at 907-288-3178. 

Winter travelers need to be able to evaluate avalanche and over-ice travel conditions. For more current travel conditions call the district office. The trail is closed to horse/pack stock from April 1 to June 30, and is open to over-snow motorized vehicles from Dec. 1 to April 30 every other winter season, beginning with the winter of 2007-2008. It is closed to motorized vehicles every other winter season beginning with the 2008-2009 winter season.

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