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Attention: Eagle Glacier Cabin will be closed August 10, 2015 - August 21, 2015.
EAGLE GLACIER CABIN, AK
part ofTongass National Forest, US Forest Service
Status: Open year round. Season Dates
OverviewEagle Glacier Cabin is open year-round for outdoor enthusiasts who are up to the challenge of getting there. This remote retreat is tucked into a peaceful lake setting that offers spectacular views.
The site is accessed by hiking or snowshoeing 5.5 miles from the Amalga Trailhead off of Glacier Highway. Visitors are responsible for their own travel arrangements and safety and must bring several of their own amenities.
The cabin offers excellent views of Eagle Glacier Lake, Eagle Glacier and the surrounding mountains. The old-growth forest surrounding the cabin is spruce and hemlock with dense alder and willow patches.
The Amalga Trail used to access the site continues on for another 2 miles to the glacier. Cross-country skis are not advised for this trail in winter due to bumpy terrain, but it is ideal for snowshoeing. The trail can get muddy in the warmer months, so hikers should be sure to wear the proper footwear. The trail is somewhat challenging but with only 300 feet in elevation gain.
This chalet-style log cabin can accommodate five people and comes equipped with a double bunk, a single bunk and a sleeping loft. Other amenities include a table with benches, propane furnace, wood stove, shovel and bucket, broom, axe, splitting maul and food preparation space. Propane is supplied for the furnace. The cabin has a covered front porch. A picnic table and campfire ring are located in front of the cabin overlooking the lake, and there is also an outhouse.
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Know Before You Go
Getting There:GPS Info. (Latitude, Longitude):
Located 23 miles northwest of Juneau. Access by the Amalga trail, 5.5 miles to the cabin from mile marker 27.3 on the Glacier Highway. The trailhead is on the north end of Eagle River Bridge and follows upstream on north side of Eagle River.
Mailing Address:EAGLE GLACIER CABIN
Juneau Ranger District, 8510 Mendenhall Loop Road
JUNEAU AK 99801
Phone Number:Project Office: (907)586-8800