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Interior of Public-Use Cabin

Decision Point State Marine Park

Squirrel Cove Cabin

Squirrel Cove Cabin Exterior

Cabin Specifications

★ Minimum Occupancy: 1 Guest
★ Maximum Occupancy: 8 Guests
★ Site Access Method: Floatplane, Boat, Kayak, Water Taxi
★ Stay Limit: 7 Nights
★ Check-in/out Time: 12:00pm
★ Pets Allowed: Yes**
★ Fees: (see fee page)
★ Cabin Dimensions: 16' x 16'
★ Heating Method: Oil Stove (Kerosene or #1 Diesel)


★ Two full-size bunks
★ Picnic Table
★ Counters
★ Table with Benches
★ Fire Ring
★ Outside Bench

NOTICE 10/4/2022:
A large landslide occurred on the Barry Arm and land is still moving in the area. This has created a severe tsunami risk and may impact access to the Squirrel Cove Cabin. Please visit https://dggs.alaska.gov/hazards/barry-arm-landslide.html for up to date information.

Squirrel Cove Cabin is in Decision Point State Marine Park on the south side of Passage Canal approximately eight miles east of Whittier. Squirrel Cove Cabin is located on the west side of Squirrel Cove. This cabin is constructed of beetle-killed, milled spruce logs.

Squirrel Cove Cabin offers a host of recreational opportunities for the outdoor enthusiast. Fishing, boating, kayaking, hiking, and beachcombing just to name a few. You will have the opportunity to observe sea otters, seals, porpoise and whales. Land mammals include moose, black bear, mountain goats, coyotes and wolves. Bird watching is another favorite pastime; species include eagles, gyrfalcons and puffins.

Private boat, kayak, float plane, or commercial water taxi year-round. If using a private boat or kayak, please use the caution necessary for coastal Alaskan waters with respect to tides, weather, currents, and your party's abilities and experience level. No mooring buoys are provided at Decision Point SMP. Anchoring is at your own risk. If pulling a kayak, inflatable or small skiff ashore, be sure to secure your boat to avoid losing it at high tide or surf conditions. Water taxi shuttle services are available in the Whittier harbor. Arrangements can be made with them for drop-offs and pickups at Decision Point SMP

GPS: N60°48'21.52" W148°28'43.01"

Special Notes:

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

There is no freshwater source near the cabin. No cell phone coverage in this area. Satellite phones would be highly desirable for those needing to reach emergency services.

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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 reservation call center at 1-844-351-9733 9am-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
  • AA batteries for smoke detectors
  • First aid items
  • Plastic trash bags
  • Jug of water
  • Saw or axe, 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
DNR Public Information Center:
(907) 269-8400
DPOR Director's Office:
(907) 269-8700