Taku Glacier Cabin


JRD Taku Glacier Cabin

This is a Pan Abode style cabin, 14 feet x 16 feet, with wheelchair-accessible boardwalk, outhouse, decking, and cabin facilities. The cabin is situated on a salt water beach with a view of the Taku Glacier. 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. During summer months, the area is a travel corridor for boats and aircraft, so cabin users should expect some noise. The following is included with the cabin: 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, and a bucket. Water is available from a nearby stream. Treat all water before using. 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). 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.

At a Glance

Reservations: A non-refundable service fee will be added to each reservation by Recreation.gov
Fees $45/night peak season May 1 – September 30
$45/night non-peak season October 1 – April 30  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.
Open Season: 01/01
Usage: Heavy
Closest Towns: Juneau, AK
Water: No
Restroom: Pit Toilet (2), Toilet (2)
Operated By: Forest Service

General Information

Directions: The cabin is located 26 miles northeast of Juneau on the East shore of Taku Inlet. Access is best by shallow draft boat or floatplane. 12' or higher tide is recommended. The cabin is in the trees approximately 1 mile south of Taku Point and 2.2 miles north of Davidson Creek, directly across the inlet from Grizzly Bar. It is approximately 8 miles south of Taku Lodge.

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This site provides cabin camping on a salt water beach across Taku Inlet from the Taku Glacier. Access is by boat or float plane only.

Reservation Info This site can be reserved by calling Toll Free 1-877-444-6777 (International 518-885-3639 or TDD 877-833-6777) or on-line at www.recreation.gov


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