Skaters Cabin

Tongass National Forest

Skaters Cabin day-user shelter is located on the shore of the southwest corner of Mendenhall Lake, near the Mendenhall Glacier. The cabin was constructed in 1936 by the Civilian Conservation Corps and is made with natural stone.

Need to Know

Need To Know

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 picnic shelter area.

Possessing a glass container is prohibited.

The area is closed from 12:00 a.m. to 6:00 a.m.

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.

Contact Information

8510 Mendenhall Loop Road Juneau AK 99801

Phone Number

(907) 586-8800

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