- Number of Sites:
Turner Lake West Cabin is extremely popular and considered to be one of the most beautiful cabins on the Tongass National Forest. It is open for year-round enjoyment, offering scenic views and access to a variety of 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.
- Vault Toilets
- Total Sites:
Anglers can fish for cutthroat trout, Dolly Varden and kokanee salmon in Turner Lake. Pink salmon is available in the Turner River and Taku Inlet.
A skiff with oars is available at the cabin, but guests must provide their own flotation devices. Taku Inlet may be difficult to navigate in lower tides, so a shallow draft boat or kayak is recommended. Tide charts should be consulted.
Bear, mountain goat and waterfowl hunting is allowed in designated seasons with the proper permits.
Map + Directions
The cabin is located 18 miles east of Juneau at the west end of Turner Lake. Access is by float plane or by boating up Taku Inlet and hiking 0.8 miles to the cabin.
In fall, winter and early spring, the cabin may be inaccessible due to frozen lake surface (float planes cannot land). Please call the Juneau Ranger District to check on conditions ahead of time at (907) 586-8800. Turner Lake is typically not ice-free until June.
Some areas of Taku Inlet are quite shallow; be sure to check nautical charts and tide tables. Shallow draft boats are recommended.