At an elevation of 300 feet, the cabin is situated under a dense canopy of a spruce-hemlock forest, at the southern end of scenic Hasselborg Lake. The cabin is just steps away from the lake.
The cabin is located in the Kootznoowoo Wilderness which encompasses 956,255 acres of the island. Dense spruce and hemlock forests, glacier-fed streams, lakes and muskeg openings define the landscape, while rocky peaks tower along the island’s high crest, reaching elevations of over 3,000 feet.
Built in the 1930s, Hasselborg Creek Cabin is a small, adirondack shelter. It is furnished with a single bunk bed without mattresses, and sleeps up to two guests. The cabin has a concrete floor and stone fireplace, and is equipped with a table, benches, a small cook area, a wood stove for heat and an outside toilet. Firewood is generally stacked in a woodshed near the cabin, but it is not guaranteed. The cabin does not have running water or electricity. Guests must bring their own food, water, sleeping bags, sleeping pads, cook stoves, matches, cooking gear/utensils, light source, toilet paper, first aid kit and garbage bags. Water from any natural source must be filtered, boiled or chemically treated before use.
In the center of Admiralty Island, south end of Hasselborg Lake, near the lake outlet. Access by floatplane or canoe/portage. This cabin is in a designated Wilderness area, and access by helicopter is illegal. One-way flight time from Juneau is approximately 35 minutes. By canoe and portage, it is approximately 6.5 miles to Mole Harbor. Suggested USGS topo maps: Sitka C-1, C-2.
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