Public Lake Cabins of Alaska

Kathleen Lake Cabin

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Kathleen Lake Cabin offers recreation, relaxation and a unique wilderness lodging experience on the western section of Admiralty Island in the Tongass National Forest. The remote site offers a scenic setting for fishing, boating and wildlife viewing.
Access to the cabin is floatplane only and features a nice beach for tying up the airplane. The cabin is located 200 feet from the beach, and surrounding area has been clear cut.


The primitive, pre-cut cedar, A-frame style log cabin sleeps up to six people on wooden bunkbeds without mattresses and sleeping loft. 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.

The cabin does not have running water or electricity, and visitors must bring their own food, water, #1 stove oil (, sleeping bags, sleeping pads, cook stoves, matches, cooking gear/utensils, light source, toilet paper, first aid kit and garbage bags.

The lands surrounding the Forest Service property and cabin belong to the Shee Atika Corporation. A permit is required for any activity on corporation land. Entry without a permit will be considered trespassing and subject to legal action. The cost of the permit for noncommercial users is $25/person for up to 7 consecutive days. This fee-based permit was instituted by Shee Atika during the summer of 2004. To obtain a permit, call the Shee Atika office at (907) 747-3534 or toll free at 1-800-478-3534. (The forested land immediately surrounding the cabin is Forest Service land and does not require a permit.


Located on the west side of Admiralty Island and east end of the lake. Access is by float plane. It is about a 30-minute flight from Juneau. Suggested USGS topo maps: Sitka D-2, D-3

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