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LITTLE SHAHEEN CABIN, AK
part ofTongass National Forest, US Forest Service
Status: Open year round. Season Dates
OverviewLittle Shaheen Cabin offers guests 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.
This is one of three cabins 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.
The cabin is situated under a canopy of an old growth forest of spruce and hemlock at an elevation of 300 feet, at the edge of scenic Hasselborg Lake.
Anglers will find Hasselborg Lake to be a scenic setting for catching cutthroat trout, Dolly Varden and kokanee salmon. Visitors are welcome to use the skiff with oars available at the cabin and may choose to bring a small outboard motor. The motor must be less than 10 horsepower due to wilderness regulations, and visitors are responsible for bringing and using personal floatation devices. The lake is normally ice-free from mid-May through November.
The cabin is a primitive, pre-cut cedar log cabin in pan-abode style, furnished with wooden bunkbeds without mattresses that sleep up to six guests. The cabin is equipped with a table, benches, a cooking counter, an oil stove for heat, a broom and an outside toilet.
Admiralty Island 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 for information about Admiralty Island Canoe Route and portage. This cabin is in a designated Wilderness area, and access by helicopter is illegal. In fall, winter and early spring, the cabin may be inaccessible due to frozen lake surface (float planes cannot land). Refer to USGS topographic map Sitka C-1, C-2. Click here for information about reaching Forest Service Cabins.
Inclement weather conditions may cause an extension of your trip during any time of the year and winter access can be difficult due to snow and ice conditions. Visitors should bring extra supplies to last 2-5 days. Please contact the Admiralty Island National Monument at 907-586-8800 prior to arrival for more detailed information about safety precautions.
Mailing Address:LITTLE SHAHEEN CABIN
ADMIRALITY NATIONAL MONUMENT
Phone Number:Information: (907)586-8800