Cabin use


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.


Summer reservations:20150529_202532

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.



Winter reservations:

From SepTwinLakesCabin4tember 1 – March 31, the John Caouette Memorial Cabin is
managed by volunteers reachable at 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 for information on reserving the cabin during the winter.

Alan Steffert passes a puck during a lunch-time game of hockey on the ice at Twin Lakes on Thursday. The National Weather Service forecast for Friday calls for sunny with highs 27 to 35. Northeast wind 10 mph.  Michael Penn | Juneau Empire


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 for more information on use and reservations for private functions during the winter)

Please contact us at for more information!