About the cabin

The  John Caouette Memorial Cabin was constructed in loving memory of John P. Caouette (January 17, 1964 – October 12, 2010). Throughout his life John gave generously of his time and his love–to his family, friends, neighbors and the community. When he died in a running accident, we knew we wanted to honor his spirit in a meaningful way. With contributions to the John Caouette Memorial Fund at the Juneau Community Foundation, and lots of in-kind help, we built a public-use warming shelter on the southern shore of Twin Lakes in Juneau, Alaska, where John loved to play hockey. We hope this shelter helps spread the joy John found in the outdoors and reminds us to laugh and play together.

During the winter when conditions are suitable for skating, the cabin will be open to the public as a warming shelter during daylight hours. The cabin can also be reserved for private functions such as birthday parties year-round (see Cabin use page).

Obituary of John Caouette who died October 12, 2010


  Caouette family

The Caouette family (Becca. Alder and Mary) enjoying a winter day at the cabin.


News stories about the cabin:

Slideshow of the construction of the Caouette Cabin

Friends honors Juneau resident who loved to skate

A lasting tribute: Caouette Cabin honors the spirit of local man

Alaska cabin is a fitting tribute for Minnesota native


Please contact us at CaouetteCabin@gmail.com for more information!