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TWELVEMILE CABIN, AK
part ofTongass National Forest, US Forest Service
Status: Open year round. Season Dates
OverviewTwelvemile Cabin is a fully accessible cabin located on Twelvemile Inlet on Prince of Wales Island in southeastern Alaska. The site offers recreation, relaxation and a unique lodging experience in the Tongass National Forest.
Construction of this cabin was made possible through mitigation funds from Alaska Power and Telephone and the Federal Energy Regulatiory Commission.
The cabin is accessible by vehicle and a short gravel trail. Although the site is not as remote as others in the area, visitors are responsible for their own travel arrangements and safety, and must bring several of their own amenities.
The cabin is nestled in a canopy of young Sitka spruce and western hemlock. There are plenty of places to explore in the Twelvemile area, including an estuary just south of the cabin, where wildlife is abundant, including sandhill cranes, eagles, wolves, black bears, Sitka black-tailed deer, and a variety of migratory birds.
Anglers will find that Twelvemile Creek, which flows into the inlet, has an excellent run of coho, chum and pink salmon, cutthroat trout, rainbow trout and Dolly Varden. At Old Frank's natural area, located east of the cabin, visitors can find streams supporting cutthroat and Dolly Varden. Crabbing, beachcombing and wildlife viewing are popular in the area as well.
The 16x20-ft, one-story, fully accessible cabin can sleep up to six people on wooden bunkbeds without mattresses. The cabin is equipped with a table, benches, a wood stove for heat and a fully-accessible outdoor toilet, located 40 feet from the cabin. Other amenities include a cooking counter, shelves, cupboard space, axe, splitting maul and a broom. Firewood is available, though the supply is not guaranteed.
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Getting There:GPS Info. (Latitude, Longitude):
Twelvemile Cabin is located 6 miles from the Hydaburg Road turnoff, approximately 35 miles from Craig and 18 miles from Hydaburg.
From Craig or Klawock, take the Craig/Klawock-Hollis Highway toward Hollis. Turn right on the Hydaburg Road (State Route 913) and travel for 8 miles. Turn left onto Forest Road 21 (Polk Inlet and Twelvemile Road). Follow Forest Road 21 for 5 miles, then turn left toward Twelvemile Inlet. The cabin parking area is about 1.5 miles ahead on the left.
From Naukati or Thorne Bay, drive south on the Klawock-Control Lake Highway (State Route 929) to Klawock, and follow directions above.
From Hydaburg, drive north approximately 11 miles and turn right onto Forest Road 21 (Polk Inlet and Twelvemile Road). Follow Forest Service Road 21 for 5 miles, then turn left toward Twelvemile Inlet. The cabin parking area is about 1.5 miles ahead on the left.
All roads are marked and the cabin is accessed by a 900-foot accessible, gravel trail.
Mailing Address:TWELVEMILE CABIN
Phone Number:Information: (970)826-1614