Activities and Amenities
SPORTSMEN CABIN, AK
part ofTongass National Forest, US Forest Service
Status: Open through Wed Dec 31 2014 Season Dates
OverviewSportsmen Cabin offers guests recreation, relaxation and a rustic 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 two cabins on Distin Lake. It is located on the north side of the lake and within 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 dense towering canopy of old-growth trees at an elevation of 312 feet, just steps away from scenic Distin Lake.
Anglers enjoy Distin Lake for catching cutthroat trout, Dolly Varden and kokanee salmon.
Sportsmen Cabin is a small, log cabin in hunter- style, furnished with four bunkbed(s) without mattresses, and can sleep up to six guests. The cabin 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. Additional amenities include an axe, splitting maul and broom.
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. It is a 4 mile paddle/portage from Guerin Lake, 1.5 miles from Davidson Lake and 8 miles from Mitchell Bay. Click here for maps and 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). The lake is normally 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.
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:SPORTSMEN CABIN
ADMIRALITY NATIONAL MONUMENT
Phone Number:Information: (907)586-8800