Public Lake Cabins of Alaska

Jim’s Lake Cabin

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Jim’s Lake Cabin offers visitors recreation, relaxation and a remote wilderness lodging experience in the Tongass National Forest. The rustic cabin is located on the northwest end of Jim’s Lake, an isolated area in the south-central portion of Admiralty Island. The small lake is away from many flight paths.

Access to the cabin is by floatplane only and features a nice beach to keep the airplane tied up at.  Cabin was remodeled in 2012 and had new wood added in the interior and looks great.


The primitive, pre-cut cedar pan-abode style log cabin sleeps up to six people on wooden bunkbeds without mattresses. The cabin is equipped with a table, benches, 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. Visitors must bring their own food, water, sleeping bags, sleeping pads, cook stove, matches, cooking gear/utensils, light source, toilet paper, first aid kit and garbage bags. Water from any natural site must be filtered, boiled or chemically treated before drinking.


Located in the south central part of Admiralty Island, at the north end of Jim’s Lake. Access is by floatplane only. This cabin is in a designated Wilderness area, and access by helicopter is illegal. One-way flight time from Juneau is approximately 50 minutes. Suggested USGS topo maps: Sitka C-1, C-2

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