Raven Shelter - Auke Village Recreation Area

Tongass National Forest, Near Juneau, Alaska

Raven Shelter - Auke Village Recreation Area does not offer reservations through Recreation.gov. Please take a look at the area details below for more information about visiting this location. Enjoy your visit!


Small Gathering The Auke Village Recreation Area is on a beach on the northern shoreline of Auke Bay, and was once a village site for the Auk Tlingit Natives. Often in the summer, porpoises can be seen from the beach as they break the surface of the water. The Raven day-use picnic shelter is the largest of the shelters and is the closest shelter to the Auke Village Campground. The Raven Shelter has a maximum capacity of 40 people and a maximum group size of 74 people under these reservations There are three picnic tables inside the shelter and a fireplace on the back wall There are two standing grills next to the shelter and a water spigot with city water on site. No electricity is provided Parking can be limited on sunny days due to crowds and parking is available above the shelter next to the highway (use caution loading and unloading). The shelter is accessible by a metal staircase or a fully accessible ramp. There is a two-hole vault toilet a couple hundred feet from the shelter The path in front of the shelter leads to Auke Village Campground and Pt. Louisa. The opposite way leads to the restroom and another shelter. Shelters 1 to 4 (Blue Jay, Robin, Magpie, Eagle) are first-come first-serve from 6:00 a.m. to 12:00 midnight. Tongass National Forest information . Bear Safety on the Tongass Bears frequent the area; pack-in, pack-out garbage (on-site garbage cans not intended for large amounts). Bear Safety on the Tongass   Bring whatever firewood is needed. Building, maintaining, attending or using a wood pallet fire is prohibited. Stay on developed paths so tree root systems are not damaged. Provide sufficient garbage bags for your group. Pack-it-in, Pack-it-out. Garbage cans on site are not intended for large amounts. It is prohibited to leave refuse, debris or litter or dump refuse, debris or trash. Upon departure, visitors must extinguish fires in fireplace, fire pit and grills; clean grill and table; pick up and removal of all trash, equipment and materials brought into the shelter and picnic area. The Auke Recreation Area is closed from 12:00 a.m. to 6:00 a.m. Possessing a glass container is prohibited. It is prohibited to have a fire outside a fireplace, grill or fire ring. Please ensure all wood fits inside the fireplace or fire ring. No pallets or pieces of pallets; no lumber with nails or staples. It is prohibited to damage any property of the United States. No staples or nails may be attached to any shelter. For large groups 75 or greater, an additional Special Use permit is required. Contact the Juneau Ranger District about Special Use permits and other questions at 907-586-8800. The Forest Service Reservation fee is $10 per hour with a two-hour minimum A Recreation.gov online processing fee is $8 per transaction From the cruise ship terminal on South Franklin Street in downtown Juneau, head northwest along the waterfront. South Franklin Street becomes Marine Way, then Egan Drive, named for William A. Egan (1914-1984), first governor of the the State of Alaska. Egan Drive becomes Glacier Highway at Milepost 9.4, then Juneau Veterans Memorial Highway from Milepost 12.1. About 14 mile exit west on Old Glacier Highway which brings you to Auke Village Recreation Area. The shelter is the last one on the northwest end. The Raven Shelter is the number 5 shelter.

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