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ATTENTION: Firewood is no longer provided at the cabin; visitors must provide their own. For questions, please contact Randy Griffith at the Wrangell Ranger District (907) 874-2323.
MALLARD SLOUGH CABIN, AK
part ofTongass National Forest, US Forest Service
Status: Open through Thu Dec 31 2015 Season Dates
OverviewMallard Slough Cabin was built on the mainland, in 1980. It is located between LeConte Bay and the North Arm of the Stikine River. It sits on the Stikine River delta in the scenic Stikine-LeConte Wilderness. The cabin is open year-round for recreational use and relaxation in Alaska's beautiful Inside Passage.
The site can be accessed by float plane or shallow draft boat, depending on conditions. Access to the cabin requires at least a 14-foot tide for boats and 16 feet for float planes. Guests are responsible for their own travel arrangements and safety, and must bring several of their own amenities.
The cabin sits on relatively flat land with grass and shrubs growing on the tide flats. It is situated between the tide flats and a forest of spruce and hemlock. Behind the cabin are low-to-moderate forested hills. Wildflowers are prominent in May and June.
The area around the cabin is ideal for exploring by kayak or canoe during high tide. The Forest Service does not provide boats, and guests must also bring their own flotation devices. Tide tables should be consulted before any boating excursion.
This 16-by-16 cabin (modified A-frame style) has two single bunks (one with a trundle bed) and a second-floor loft, to sleep up to seven people. It is also equipped with a table with benches, a wood stove for heat, a splitting maul and broom. Firewood is supplied in an outdoor wood shed, and an outhouse is also outside the cabin. A wooden cooler box for food storage is attached to the cabin.
Activities and Amenities
Know Before You Go
Getting There:GPS Info. (Latitude, Longitude):
Mallard Slough Cabin is on the mainland between LeConte Bay and the North Arm of the Stikine River, on the Stikine River delta in the Stikine-LeConte Wilderness.
This cabin is accessible by shallow draft boat or float plane, 18 miles by air or 20-22 miles by boat from Wrangell or Petersburg. Tides affect access to this cabin; please consult local tide tables. Access generally requires a high tide of 14 feet or higher for shallow draft boat, or 16 feet or higher for a float plane.
Mailing Address:MALLARD SLOUGH CABIN
Phone Number:Project Office: (907)874-2323