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BIG SHAHEEN CABIN, AK
part ofTongass National Forest, US Forest Service
Status: Open year round. Season Dates
OverviewBig Shaheen Cabin offers guests an opportunity for recreation, relaxation and a unique wilderness lodging experience in the central part of Admiralty Island in the Tongass National Forest. The remote site offers a scenic setting for hiking, fishing, canoeing and wildlife viewing, all within the vicinity of the cabin.
The cabin is one of three on Hasselborg Lake, which is seven miles long and part of the Admiralty Island Canoe Route.
Access to the cabin is float plane or canoe with portage. Visitors are responsible for their own travel arrangements and safety, and must bring several of their own amenities.
At an elevation of 300 feet, the cabin is situated under a canopy of old growth forest, at the edge of scenic Hasselborg Lake. It is located in the Kootznoowoo Wilderness which encompasses 956,255 acres of the island. Dense spruce and hemlock forests, glacier-fed streams, lakes and muskeg openings define the landscape, while rocky peaks tower along the island's high crest, reaching elevations of over 3,000 feet.
Hasselborg Lake offers fishing for cutthroat trout, Dolly Varden and kokanee salmon. A small fishing boat with oars is provided at the cabin. Guests will need to bring their own life jackets and may choose to bring a small (10-horsepower), outboard motor.
The log cabin has two bedrooms and a living room/kitchen area. It is furnished with wooden bunks (no mattresses) and can accommodate up to eight people. The cabin is equipped with a table, benches, a cooking counter, an oil stove for heat, a broom and an outside toilet.
Admiralty Island also has a rich cultural heritage, which is evident in the traditional native village of Angoon, the island's only permanent settlement.
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Know Before You Go
Getting There:GPS Info. (Latitude, Longitude):
Access to the cabin is by float plane or canoe with portage. It is about a 45-minute flight from Juneau. By canoe and portage, it is about 10 miles from Mole Harbor. Click here for information about Admiralty Island Canoe Route and portage. This cabin is in a designated Wilderness area, and access by helicopter is illegal.
In the fall, winter, and early spring, the cabin may be inaccessible due to frozen lake surface (float planes cannot land). The lake is typically ice-free from mid-May through November. Refer to USGS topographic map Sitka C-1, C-2. Click here for information about reaching Forest Service Cabins.
Mailing Address:BIG SHAHEEN CABIN
ADMIRALITY NATIONAL MONUMENT
Phone Number:Information: (907)586-8800