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YOUNG LAKE (SOUTH) CABIN, AK
part ofTongass National Forest, US Forest Service
Status: Open year round. Season Dates
OverviewSouth Young Lake Cabin offers guests recreation, relaxation and a unique wilderness lodging experience on the northern tip of Admiralty Island in the Tongass National Forest. The remote site offers a scenic setting for hiking, fishing, boating, berry picking and wildlife viewing, all within the vicinity of the cabin.
South Young Lake Cabin is one of two cabins on the lake. The other is the North Young Lake cabin.
Access to the cabin is float plane only. Visitors are responsible for their own travel arrangements and safety and must bring several of their own amenities.
The cabin is situated under a forested canopy of trees at an elevation of 320 feet, set back 50 feet from the south end of Young Lake.
Anglers enjoy Young Lake for catching cutthroat trout, dolly varden and coho salmon. Guests 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 guests are responsible for bringing and using personal floatation devices. The lake is normally ice-free from mid May through November.
The one-room 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, an oil stove for heat and an outside toilet. Other amenities include cooking counters, shelves, cupboard space and a broom.
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Know Before You Go
Getting There:GPS Info. (Latitude, Longitude):
Access is by float plane. It is about a 20-minute flight from Juneau. 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 Juneau A-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. Guests 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:YOUNG LAKE (SOUTH) CABIN
ADMIRALITY NATIONAL MONUMENT
Phone Number:Information: (907)586-8800