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Description

This is a very small enclosed CCC Adirondack shelter. It has a concrete floor, and a 1930s fireplace.

Facilities

2 single wooden bunks, Wood stove, Table and benches, Cooking counter, Broom, Fireplace, Axe and maul, Wood, Outhouse, Skiff with oars.

Capacity

only 2 single bunks.

Area

Southern end of Hasselborg Lake

Location

The cabin is in the central part of the island on the southern end of Hasselborg Lake at an elevation of 300ft (91 m).

Access

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 6.5 miles (10.5 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.

Terrain

The cabin sits 10' (3 m) from the lake shore with no beach. Within the Kootznoowoo Wilderness and located along the Cross-Admiralty Canoe Route, the cabin is surrounded with dense, natural spruce-hemlock forest.

Special Features

You are in brown bear country. Brown bear and deer may be seen in the area; good fishing can be found at the nearby lake outlet. This is 1 of 3 cabins on Hasselborg Lake (the other two are Big Shaheen and Little Shaheen). The lake is very popular and has a lot of float plane traffic. Trails to Hasselborg Creek and Guerin Lake depart from the cabin, going to the Guerin Lake shelter as well. The lake is 7 miles (11 km) long and part of the Cross Admiralty Canoe route.

Season Of Use

Year-round

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.

Rowboat

Yes

Stove

Wood stove

More Info

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

USGS Topo Map

Sitka C-1, C-2

Rental Fee

$25 per night

Getting There

Coordinates
Latitude: 57.663023
Longitude: -134.253903

Photos

Hasselborg Creek Cabin