Public Lake Cabins of Alaska

Lake Alexander Cabin

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Lake Alexander Cabin offers recreation, relaxation and a unique wilderness lodging experience in Tongass National Forest, on the northwest end of Lake Alexander, a part of the Admiralty Island Canoe Route. The remote site offers a scenic setting for hiking, fishing, canoeing and wildlife viewing. The Forest Service updated this cabin in 2010 and did a great job. It is clean and light inside and has a nice overlook of the lake. The cabin sits in between Alexander Lake and Beaver Lake. The cabin also features a gravel lake that is well protected with a good slope, perfect for airplanes.
Access to the cabin is via floatplane or canoe/kayak with portage.


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 stoves, 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 central part of Admiralty Island, on the north end of Lake Alexander. Float plane and canoe/portage access. One-way flight time from Juneau is approximately 40 minutes. By canoe and portage, the cabin is 3.5 miles from Mole Harbor. This cabin is in a designated Wilderness area, and access by helicopter is illegal. Suggested USGS topo map: Sitka C-1

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