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FLORENCE LAKE (EAST) CABIN, AK
part ofTongass National Forest, US Forest Service
Status: Open through Wed Dec 31 2014 Season Dates
OverviewFlorence Lake (East) Cabin offers guests recreation, relaxation and a unique wilderness lodging experience on the western side of Admiralty Island in the Tongass National Forest. The remote site offers a scenic setting for fishing, boating, and wildlife viewing, all within the vicinity of the cabin.
Access to the cabin is float plane only. Visitors are responsible for their own travel arrangements and safety, and must bring several of their own amenities.
The cabin sits in a thick vegetated understory, within 150 feet of a small lakeside beach that lies beneath a canopy of old-growth forest. However, much of the surrounding area is private land and has been clear cut. Dense spruce and hemlock forests, glacier-fed streams, lakes and muskeg openings define the surrounding landscape, while rocky spires rise along the island's high crest in the distance.
Florence Lake offers fishing for rainbow trout, Dolly Varden and northern pike. A small fishing boat with oars is provided at the cabin, however, guests need to bring their own life jackets and possibly, a small outboard (10-horsepower) motor.
The primitive, cedar log cabin (A-frame style) has bunk beds with no mattresses and a loft, to accommodate up to seven people. It is also equipped with a table, benches, an oil stove for heat and an outside toilet. Other amenities include cooking counters, shelves, cupboard space and a broom.
Bear viewing is available during the summer at Pack Creek if you obtain a permit, or in other remote bays with a little extra effort and skill. Sea kayaking is possible in Seymour Canal for those with the time and skills, or for those who employ the services of guides.
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Getting There:GPS Info. (Latitude, Longitude):
Access to the cabin is by float plane. It is about a 30-minute flight from Juneau. In fall, winter, and early spring, the cabin may be inaccessible due to frozen lake surface (float planes cannot land). The lake is normally ice free from mid-May through November. Refer to USGS topographic map Sitka D-2, D-3. Click here for information about reaching Forest Service Cabins.
Mailing Address:FLORENCE LAKE (EAST) CABIN
ADMIRALITY NATIONAL MONUMENT
Phone Number:Information: (907)586-8800