Turner Lake West Cabin


JRD West Turner Lake Cabin

This is a Log Chalet type cabin with beautiful stonework and fireplace. The cabin is situated on Turner Lake, south of Taku Inlet. Terrain around the cabin is rocky and very brushy. Rocks in front of the cabin slope directly to the water. Caution should be taken if children are present. The following is included with the cabin: 2 single wooden bunks, 2 double bunks (total capacity is 6 people), table and benches, oil stove, fireplace, cooking counter, food cupboards and shelves, cooler, log book, broom and dustpan, outhouse, and 2 boats with oars. Water is available from a lake or 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, mosquito netting and personal flotation devices. 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).

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 (1)
Operated By: Forest Service

General Information

Directions: The cabin is approximately 18 miles east of Juneau, at the west end of Turner Lake. Cabin access is via float plane (35 minute flight charge from Juneau) or by boating up the Taku Inlet and then hiking 0.8 mile to Turner Lake. Some areas of Taku Inlet are quite shallow; be sure to check nautical charts and tide tables. Shallow draft boats are recommended. The lake ice thaws in late spring for this lake with high avalanche danger in winter and early spring.

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This site provides cabin camping on a high elevation lake with boating opportunities and stunning views of steep rocky walls.

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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