TAKU GLACIER CABIN, AK

Taku Glacier Cabin is open for year-round relaxation and recreation in Alaska's beautiful Inside Passage. The cabin is in a prime location for glacier viewing and wildlife watching, offering access to many recreational activities. The site can be accessed by float plane, shallow...
Status: Open through Wed Dec 31 2014   Season Dates

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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
  • High winds often prevent access in Taku Inlet
  • Water is not available at the cabin; guests 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
  • During summer months, the area is a travel corridor for boats and aircraft, so cabin users should expect some noise
  • Due to the proximity of an eagle nest, cabin permit holders are not allowed helicopter access to the immediate vicinity of the cabin from March 1 to August 31
  • High levels of Paralytic Shellfish Poisoning (PSP) have been reported in this area
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Pets Allowed - no
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Glacier View View from Water Water Access Side Exterior Deck View Interior
Overview

Overview

Taku Glacier Cabin is open for year-round relaxation and recreation in Alaska's beautiful Inside Passage. The cabin is in a prime location for glacier viewing and wildlife watching, offering access to many recreational activities.

The site can be accessed by float plane, shallow draft boat or kayak, depending on conditions. Guests are responsible for their own travel arrangements and safety and must bring several of their own amenities.

Natural Features:

The terrain surrounding the cabin site is a marsh estuary and sand beach with old-growth spruce immediately adjacent to the cabin. The background area is a lightly forested bedrock hillside with steep canyons and cliffs. The cabin offers views of Taku Inlet, nearby snow-capped peaks and both the Taku and Norris Glaciers.

This area is home to grizzly and black bears, moose and mountain goats (bear safety information). Eagles nest near the cabin every year.

Recreation:

Visitors can explore the area in a shallow draft boat, canoe or kayak in deeper tides (local tide charts). The Forest Service does not provide boats or flotation devices. Salmon fishing is possible in Taku Inlet.

Hiking is possible, but there are no developed trails around the cabin. The terrain offers opportunities for novice and experienced hikers.

Guests can pick fresh blueberries around the cabin during the summer. Hunting for bear, moose or mountain goat is allowed in designated seasons with a permit.

Facilities:

This 14x16 cabin is pan-abode style and sleeps 6 people with 2 single and 2 double bunks. The cabin also has a table and benches, a broom, an oil heater and food preparation space.

A picnic table is provided on the large front deck. The cabin is fully accessible and features wheelchair ramps between the beach, cabin and outhouse.

Water 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.

Heating oil is not provided. Visitors must bring a supply of #1 diesel oil or kerosene (a gallon per day on lowest setting), in addition to 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 also expected to pack out trash and clean the cabin before leaving (click here for more cabin details).

Booking Window
Wed Apr 23 2014 - Thu Oct 23 2014

Reservations can be made for today and can be made up to 6 Month(s) in advance.

Season Dates

Season Schedule

Park Season Start End
Non Peak Wed Jan 01 2014 Mon Apr 28 2014
Peak Tue Apr 29 2014 Sun Sep 28 2014
Non Peak Mon Sep 29 2014 Wed Dec 31 2014
Services and Amenities
Within Facility
  • Accessible Sites
  • Accessible Vault Toilets
  • Accessible Walkways
  • Beach
  • Berry Picking
  • Birding
  • Boating
  • Bunkbed(s)
  • Cabin Rentals
  • Canoeing
  • Creek Access
  • Fishing
  • Heater
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Picnic Area
  • Sea Kayaking
  • Table & Chairs
  • Wildlife Viewing
Fees and Cancellation Policies

Fees and Cancellation

Fee Information
Payment in full will be charged to your credit card upon completion of the reservation. A $9.00 non-refundable on line reservation fee may be charged for some facilities.

Payment Methods Accepted On-line:
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Changes and Cancellations
A $10.00 service fee will apply if you change or cancel your reservation. Late cancellations are subject to additional fees. For full details see NRRS Reservation Policy

Special Policy Applicable to this Facility
Only one change per reservation for all Alaska cabins is allowed. Change is defined as a modification to the start or end date of the reservation; after one change has been made, if additional changes are desired, the customer must cancel the current reservation and re-book the new dates.

Facility Rates*
Park Season Site Type Nightly/Daily Rates
Non Peak Season
Jan 01 2014 -
Apr 28 2014
CABIN NONELECTRIC $35.00
Peak Season
Apr 29 2014 -
Sep 28 2014
CABIN NONELECTRIC $35.00
Non Peak Season
Sep 29 2014 -
Dec 31 2014
CABIN NONELECTRIC $35.00

*Displayed rates do not reflect discounts, attribute fees (electrical hook-ups / water hook-ups), taxes or incremental charges
**Weekly rates may not be available for all sites
Getting There
GPS Info. (Latitude, Longitude):
58.39083, -134.0125
58°23'27"N, 134°0'45"W

The cabin is located 26 miles northeast of Juneau on the east shore of Taku Inlet. Access is by shallow draft boat or float plane. A tide of at least 12 feet is required to reach the cabin; please check tide charts in advance.

The cabin is approximately a mile south of Taku Point and 2.2 miles north of Davidson Creek, directly across the inlet from Grizzly Bar.
Contact Information

Mailing Address:

TAKU GLACIER CABIN
8510 Mendenhall Loop Road
JUNEAU AK 99801

Phone Number:

Project Office:(907)586-8800
Additional Information