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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
Exterior
Status: Open year round.   Season Dates
 

Overview

Eagle 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.

Natural Features:

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.

This area is home to eagles and black and brown bears (bear safety information). The trail leading to the cabin passes several beaver dams where beavers and waterfowl are often seen.

Recreation:

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.

Berries are available for picking in the summer.

Facilities:

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.

Water, firewood and electricity are not provided. Water is available from a nearby stream, but visitors should be sure to treat water before drinking or cooking with it (water safety tips). It is recommended that visitors bring their own water supply.

Cooking facilities are not available. Visitors should pack sleeping bags, sleeping pads, a cooking stove, lanterns or flashlights, cookware, plates, utensils, food, toilet paper, garbage bags, a fire extinguisher and fire starter. Visitors are expected to pack out trash and clean the cabin before leaving (click here for more cabin details).

Activities and Amenities

Within Facility
  • Axe
  • Berry Picking
  • Birding
  • Broom & Dust Pan
  • Bucket & Shovel
  • Bunkbed(s)
  • Cabin Rentals
  • Campfire Rings
  • Hiking
  • Picnic Area
  • Propane Heat
  • Snowshoeing
  • Table & Chairs
  • Trails
  • Vault Toilets
  • Wildlife Viewing
  • Wood Stove
Know Before You Go
  • 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
  • Water is not available at the cabin; visitors must bring their own water supply or treat water from natural sources
  • Please pack out all trash and food
  • Use of this cabin by a commercial operator, such as an outfitter or guide, is not allowed
  • Cabin is open to public as a warming shelter from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Click here for more information about Tongass National Forest
  • Don't Move Firewood: Prevent the spread of tree-killing pests by purchasing firewood near your destination and burning it on-site. For more information visit dontmovefirewood.org.

Getting There:

GPS Info. (Latitude, Longitude):
58.57333, -134.74917
58°34'24"N, 134°44'57"W

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.

Contact Information:

Mailing Address:

EAGLE GLACIER CABIN
Juneau Ranger District, 8510 Mendenhall Loop Road
JUNEAU  AK  99801

Phone Number:

Project Office: (907)586-8800
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