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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.


Hasselborg Lake


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.

Special Features

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)

Managing Agency

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.




Wood Stove

More Info

Water is available from the lake. Treat all water before using.

USGS Topo Map

Sitka C-1, C-2

Getting There

Latitude: 57.70138889
Longitude: -134.2758333
Driving Directions


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