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HASSELBORG CREEK CABIN, AK
part ofTongass National Forest, US Forest Service
Status: Open through Wed Dec 31 2014 Season Dates
OverviewHasselborg Creek Cabin offers guests access to a variety of recreational activities, 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 dense canopy of a spruce-hemlock forest, at the southern end of scenic Hasselborg Lake. The cabin is just steps away from the lake.
Hasselborg Lake offers fishing for cutthroat trout, Dolly Varden and kokanee salmon. The lake outlet is one of the better areas to cast a fishing line. A small fishing boat with oars is provided at the cabin, but guests must bring their own life jackets and a small, outboard motor, if they choose.
Built in the 1930s, Hasselborg Creek Cabin is a small, adirondack shelter. It is furnished with a single bunk bed without mattresses, and sleeps up to two guests. The cabin has a concrete floor and stone fireplace, and is equipped with a table, benches, a small cook area, a wood stove for heat and an outside toilet. Firewood is stacked in a woodshed near the cabin.
Admiralty Island also has a rich cultural heritage, which is evident in the traditional native village of Angoon, the island's only permanent settlement.
Activities and Amenities
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 6.5 miles from Mole Harbor. Click here for 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:HASSELBORG CREEK CABIN
ADMIRALITY NATIONAL MONUMENT
Phone Number:Information: (907)586-8800