is a great cabin but it has two big seaplane issues, the lake is too small and
the beach is rocky. The lake on some maps appear to connect in a way a seaplane
could use both, this is not true. At about 3000 feet long with trees at
each end stardard float planes do not land here. Access is via the 5 1/2 mile Amalga
Trail, which is fairly strenuous but with little total elevation
gain. Maximum stay is limited to 2 nights. There are three cabins on
the road from Juneau up the coast, this is the last one and the best one, but
not for float planes. The other two are Windfall and Peterson lakes which are
short but usable. The cabin and the setting are so spectacular it would be
worth the hike if you are stuck in Juneau for some reason.
Special Features: The site has an
excellent view of the lake, Eagle Glacier and the surrounding mountains. The
trail continues on another 2 miles with access to the glacier. Note: Cabin
is open to public as a warming shelter from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Link to Forest Service site.
Link to Recreation.gov to book cabin.