The 12′ x 20′ cabin is constructed of red and yellow cedar supplied by Icy Straits Lumber. The interior is lined with benches and has rubber mats in the winter (to protect skates) and a concrete floor in the summer. Infra-red heaters provide warmth in the winter. Electrical outlets are available for crock pots, etc.
The cabin itself will hold approximately 15 people. A large covered deck and wide stairs to the lake offer places for more people to sit. A picnic table adjacent to the cabin also provides additional seating.
The cabin gets a lot of sun in the afternoon and is a great place to hang out on summer evenings! The grounds are maintained by the friends and family of John Caouette. The cabin is a popular place to have birthday parties and other functions during the summer.
During the summer (April 1 – August 31), reservations are managed by the City and Borough of Juneau department of Parks and Recreation for $25/hour plus tax.
From September 1 – March 31, the John Caouette Memorial Cabin is
managed by volunteers reachable at CaouetteCabin@gmail.com. The cabin will be open to the public as a warming shelter on days when the ice is suitable for skating. The cabin is also available for private functions during the winter (4:00 pm – 10:00 pm). For private functions, a donation on par with summer rates is suggested to support the management and use of the cabin during the winter. Please send an email to CaouetteCabin@gmail.com for information on reserving the cabin during the winter.
Alan Steffert passes a puck during a lunch-time game of hockey on the ice of Twin Lakes in January 2016.
Lost and Found:
There is a Lost and Found bin on the cabin porch. You can leave a note in the bin if you lost something or don’t want to leave a valuable item behind so the owner can contact you. You can also email us and we’ll post here.
Lost:1/6/15 Black pair of heavy ski mittens. Call 321-2633.
Winter use calendar:
(Please email us at CaouetteCabin.com for more information on use and reservations for private functions during the winter)
Please contact us at CaouetteCabin@gmail.com for more information!