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Description

Hunter style cabin, 14 feet by 16 feet.

Facilities

4 single wooden bunks, 1 table, Oil heater, Food cupboard, Windsock (15 MPH), Log book, Broom and dustpan, Cooking counter and shelves, Meat shed (12ft x 12ft), Outhouse, Airstrip 1800ft x 50ft

Capacity

4

Area

Yakutat Forelands

Location

55 miles (88 km) southeast of Yakutat on the Yakutat Forelands, about 1 mile (1.6 km) from the Alsek River.

Access

Wheel plane, with an 1800ft x 50ft airstrip at the cabin. There are no trails to the cabin.

Terrain

The terrain is flat and very wet. The area around the cabin is predominantly open muskeg with dense patches of alder, cottonwood and willow. Hip boots are recommended for hiking in this area.

Special Features

Excellent moose hunting. Both brown and black bear are common in this area. Sandhill cranes land in the vicinity during spring and fall migrations. Excellent berry picking for wild strawberries on the airstrip.

Season Of Use

Year-round

Managing Agency

Tongass National Forest

Canoes

Yes

Stove

Oil (#1 stove oil)

More Info

The Brabazon Range is approximately 2 miles to the east and is excellent for mountain goat hunting.

USGS Topo Map

Yakutat A-2

Rental Fee

$45 per night May-Sep; $35 per night Oct-Apr

Getting There

Coordinates
Latitude: 59.20166667
Longitude: -138.4511111

Photos

Alsek River Cabin