This cabin was redone in the early 2000s and looks fantastic. It is about 100 yards from Big Shaheen Cabin, which makes it perfect for larger groups or family gatherings.
The cabin is situated under a canopy of an old growth forest of spruce and hemlock at an elevation of 300 feet, at the edge of scenic Hasselborg Lake.
The Kootznoowoo Wilderness encompasses nearly a million acres of Admiralty 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 more than 3,000 feet.
Wildlife in the area abounds. Sitka black-tailed deer find habitat in the dense forest and bald eagles perch in treetops along most beaches.
The 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, a cooking counter, an oil stove for heat, a broom and an outside toilet.
The cabin does not have running water or electricity, and visitors must bring their own food, water, sleeping bags, sleeping pads, cook stoves, matches, cooking gear/utensils, light source, #1 stove oil, toilet paper, first aid kit and garbage bags. Water from any natural site must be filtered, boiled or chemically treated before drinking.
Guests should bring #1 heating oil (kerosene) to fuel the stove. The stove will burn half a gallon in eight hours at the lowest setting, and up to 1.2 gallons during eight hours at the highest setting. A flash light is handy for looking into the burn chamber when lighting the stove. Detailed directions with photos on how to light the stove are provided in the cabin.
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Access to the cabin is by float plane or canoe with portage. It is about a 45-minute flight from Juneau. By canoe and portage, it is about 10 miles from Mole Harbor. Click here for for information about Admiralty Island Canoe Route and portage. 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). Refer to USGS topographic map Sitka C-1, C-2.
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. Visitors 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.
2023: Great cabin, plenty of cutthroat trout at the North side of the lake.
Last Updated 02/14/2024
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