This is a rectangular log cabin built in 1936. Two sleeping rooms are divided from the wood stove and cooking area.
4 double wooden bunks, Wood stove, Table and benches, Cooking counter, Broom, Axe and maul, Wood, Outhouse, Skiff with oars.
4 to 8 people.
The cabin is in the central part of the island on the eastern shore of Hasselborg Lake at an elevation of 300' (91 m).
Access 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 (16 km) from Mole Harbor. Occasionally poor weather can result in extended stays, and cabin users should be prepared for this. In fall, winter, and early spring, the cabin may be inaccessible due to frozen lake surface (float planes cannot land). The lake is normally ice free from mid-May through November.
The cabin sits on level ground with a large beach.
You are in brown bear country. This is 1 of 3 cabins on Hasselborg Lake (the other two are Hasselborg Creek and Little Shaheen). The lake is very popular and has a lot of float plane traffic. Little Shaheen cabin is close by, connected by a 100 yard (91 m) trail. Four trails are accessible by boat. The lake is 7 miles (11 km) long and part of the Cross Admiralty Canoe route.
Season Of Use
Typically mid-May through November (when the lake is normally ice free)
Tongass National Forest
What To Bring
Bring your own personal flotation devices, sleeping bags, sleeping pads, cooking stove, lantern, pots, pans, plates, utensils, food, toilet paper, garbage bags, fire extinguisher, and fire starter.
Water is available from the lake. Treat all water before using.
USGS Topo Map
Sitka C-1, C-2