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MALLARD SLOUGH CABIN, AK

part ofTongass National Forest, US Forest Service
Photo: MALLARD SLOUGH CABIN
Status: Open year round.   Season Dates
 

Overview

Mallard 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.

Natural Features:

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.

LeConte Glacier is within boating distance of the cabin at high tide. There are icebergs in LeConte Bay and in Fredrick Sound, along the Horn Cliffs.

Brown and black bears, bald eagles, owls, hawks and moose inhabit the area (bear safety information). The Stikine River tidal flats are a major stopover spot for shorebirds and waterfowl during spring and fall migrations.

Recreation:

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.

Facilities:

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.

Water and electricity are not provided. Water may be available from a rain catchment barrel, but guests should be sure to treat water before drinking or cooking with it (water safety tips). It is recommended that guests bring their own water supply.

In addition to bringing a cook stove, guests should pack sleeping bags, sleeping pads, lanterns or flashlights, cookware, plates, utensils, food, toilet paper, garbage bags, a fire extinguisher and matches, among other necessities. Guests are expected to pack out trash and clean the cabin before leaving.

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Activities and Amenities

Within Facility
  • Birding
  • Boating
  • Broom & Dust Pan
  • Bunkbed(s)
  • Cabin Rentals
  • Canoeing
  • Firewood
  • Food Storage Locker
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Kayaking
  • Outhouse
  • River Access
  • Table & Chairs
  • Trails
  • Wildlife Viewing
  • Wood Stove
Know Before You Go
  • This facility is located in an extremely remote and wild area; before making a reservation, become aware of bear, water, and weather safety (including cold)
  • Recreating in Alaska can present both obvious and hidden dangers; please be aware of your surroundings and be prepared for extended stays due to occasionally poor weather
  • Water is not available at the cabin; guests must bring their own water supply or be prepared to treat water from natural sources
  • There is no cell phone service at the cabin
  • Please pack out all trash and food
  • Use of this cabin by a commercial operator, such as an outfitter or guide, is not allowed
  • This cabin is in a designated wilderness area; access by helicopter is illegal
  • High levels of Paralytic Shellfish Poisoning (PSP) have been reported in this area
  • Click here for more information about Tongass National Forest
  • Don't Move Firewood: Prevent the spread of tree-killing pests by purchasing firewood near your destination and burning it on-site. For more information visit dontmovefirewood.org.

Getting There:

GPS Info. (Latitude, Longitude):
56.71028, -132.54167
56°42'37"N, 132°32'30"W

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.

Contact Information:

Mailing Address:

MALLARD SLOUGH CABIN

TONGASS/WRANGELL  AK 

Phone Number:

Project Office: (907)874-2323
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