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Interior of Public Use Cabin

Oliver Inlet State Marine Park

Seymour Canal Cabin

Seymour Canal Cabin Exterior

Cabin Specifications

★ Minimum Occupancy: 1 Guest
★ Maximum Occupancy: 8 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

Seymour Canal has the greatest known concentration of nesting bald eagles in the world. Seals, sea lions, and whales utilize the canal throughout the year. Trumpeter and whistling swans and other migrating waterfowl rest along the canal. The Seymour Canal area is noted for having one of the largest brown bear populations in Southeast Alaska. Please use caution especially in the fall when salmon are in nearby streams.

The average temperatures in this area are 55° to 70° during the summer and spring. High humidity and a high average rainfall make for a wet environment. Bring appropriate clothing and come prepared for unpredictable changes in weather. This cabin is equipped with wooden sleeping platforms, a kerosene stove, table and chairs or benches, and latrine.

Location:
The Seymour Canal public use cabin is located on saltwater at the tip of Seymour Canal on Admiralty Island.

Air charters are available to Oliver Inlet and then a half-mile walk across the tram with the assistance of a hand powered tramcar that enables you to carry personal gear and small watercraft across to Seymour Canal and the cabin.

Access by boat to Oliver Inlet is located approximately 19 miles south of Juneau on Admiralty Island and has a constricted entrance and rock reef which requires a tide of 10 feet at a minimum to motor across.

Summer and winter access: 23 miles south of Juneau by float plane or boat. Commercial air and boat taxi services are available in the Juneau area.

GPS: N 58°05' 43.24" W 134°18' 46.11"

Special Notes:
Two fresh water streams near the cabin provide water. Please purify before using. There is a kerosene stove as the primary heat source with a very small emergency woodstove backup. Users need to provide their own kerosene . The storage tank for the stove is on the rear of the cabin. Kerosene is recommended and oil consumption averages 1 gallon per 24 hours (2 gallons per night in the winter).

** 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.

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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