Juneau Lake Cabin
Chugach National Forest
Juneau Lake Cabin is a rustic cabin overlooking beautiful Juneau Lake, providing access to fishing, hunting, hiking and wildlife viewing opportunities. The cabin can be accessed by hiking, biking, skiing, horseback, snowmobile or floatplane.
Visitors are responsible for their own travel arrangements and safety, and must bring several of their own amenities.
The log cabin has bunk space for six and a maximum occupancy of eight people. It is equipped with -counter space, a table, benches and a wood stove for heat. A splitting maul and saw are available. An outhouse is also provided.
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.
Need to Know
- 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 - or treat water taken from lakes or streams.
- 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.
- It is unlawful to use a public recreation cabin without a valid cabin reservation.
- Occupying a Public Recreation cabin with more than eight individuals per cabin for each permitted day is prohibited.
- Camping, pitching tents, or staying overnight within 300 feet of any public recreation use cabin is prohibited unless you have a valid cabin reservation.
- It is prohibited to hitch, tether, or hobble any saddle or pack animal including dog teams, within 200 feet of an established trail, water source, or developed recreation site, including Forest Service recreation cabins.
- Camping and/ or occupying any one Public Recreation Use Cabin for a period longer than seven consecutive days by any person or group including but not limited to family members, members of the same household, and members of the same camping party within a 30 day period, and three consecutive days May 15 to August 31.
- Learn more about Chugach National Forest
- Check out the forest's campground description for specific information to Fish Your 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.
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 Ranger District.
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.
Hunting of various wildlife is popular along the trail and in the surrounding area.
Seward Ranger District, 33599 Ranger Station Spur SEWARD AK 99664
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Access by trail or floatplane. From the Resurrection Pass South Trailhead, at milepost 53.2 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.
Learn more about Resurrection North and Resurrection South Trails.