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Division of Parks & Outdoor Recreation

Interior of Public Use Cabin

Channel Islands State Marine Park

Salamander Cabin

Salamander Cabin Exterior

Cabin Specifications

★ Minimum Occupancy: 1 Guest
★ Maximum Occupancy: 10 Guests
★ Site Access Method: Boat, Float plane
★ Stay Limit: 7 Nights
★ Check-in/out Time: 12:00pm
★ Pets Allowed: Yes**
★ Fees: (see fee page)
★ Cabin Dimensions: 14' x 18'
★ Heating Method: Kerosene (Bring your own)

Amenities

★ Fire Ring
★ Picnic Table

Channel Island State Marine Park is located between 12 and 30 miles Northwest of Juneau along Favorite Channel and Auke Bay. The area is easily accessed by small boat from the Amalga Harbor, Auke Bay, or North Douglas boat launches and is a popular area for wildlife viewing, photography, waterfowl and big game hunting, sport fishing, boating, kayaking, and camping. Access by float plane is also readily available from the Juneau Airport. Within Channel Islands SMP is North Pass a favorite fishing location for salmon and halibut and a popular whale viewing location. The average temperatures in the summer are in the 60's, rare highs hitting 80. The coastal climate is cool, high average rainfall of 60-90 inches creates a wet environment. Have warm clothing and quality rain gear, inclement weather can occur quickly and last for days. Snow can begin to accumulate as early as October.

Location:
The cabin is on the east side of Shelter Island in Halibut Cove. There is a fair anchorage and good beach access but anchoring is always contingent on weather conditions.

See map of Channel Islands State Marine Park

GPS: N 58°27' 39.35" W 134°53' 36.35"

Special Notes:
Primary heat at the cabin is a kerosene heater. It is recommended the user bring a minimum of 1 gallon of kerosene per day to supply heat for the cabin (2 gallons per night in the winter). The fuel storage tank for the stove is on the rear of the cabin. The water supply is a creek a few hundred feet south of the cabin that drains from a muskeg pond behind the cabin (not potable, boil or treat).

** Pets must be under control at all times and you are responsible for cleaning up your pet’s waste.

Pack out everything you pack in.

Check Availablility on Reserve America

Important Info

Once you make a reservation, you will receive a confirmation e-mail from Reserve America with important information about the cabin. Print out this confirmation e-mail and bring it with you to the cabin. If you do not receive a confirmation e-mail within 24 hours of making the reservation, please contact the DNR Public Information Center at (907) 269-8400 Mon - Fri 10am-5pm.

Remember that these cabins are not hotels. Always be prepared! Be sure to bring:

  • Sleeping bag and pad or air mattress
  • Food
  • Cookware, dishes, utensils
  • Cooking stove and fuel
  • Matches, lighters, paper fire starter
  • 9-volt battery for smoke detectors
  • First aid items
  • Plastic trash bags
  • Jug of water
  • Saw or ax, just in case
  • Firewood
  • Flashlight
  • Lantern and fuel

Mission Statement

"The Division of Parks and Outdoor Recreation provides outdoor recreation opportunities and conserves and interprets natural, cultural, and historic resources for the use, enjoyment, and welfare of the people."

Accessibility Notice

Division of Parks & Outdoor Recreation

Atwood Building
550 West 7th Avenue
Suite 1380
Anchorage, AK 99501
Phone: (907) 269-8700
Fax: (907) 269-8907