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Description

This is a small dark A-frame cabin.

Facilities

2 single wooden bunks, Sleeping loft, Oil stove (takes #1 fuel oil, NOT provided), Table and benches, Broom, Cooking counter and shelves, Outhouse, Skiff with oars.

Capacity

4 to 5 people.

Area

West side of Admiralty Island

Location

The cabin is within Native selected lands on the west side of Admiralty Island at an elevation of 473' (144 m).

Access

Access is by float plane. It is about a 30-minute flight from Juneau. 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 on level ground 200' (61 m) from the beach within a small parcel of timber. Much of the surrounding area is private land and has been has been clearcut. The area around the cabin shows a patchwork pattern of logged and unlogged areas.

Special Features

You are in brown bear country. The area surrounding the cabin has been clearcut fairly recently. An active road system encompasses the lake. You are surrounded by Shee Atika Corporation lands and a permit is necessary to hike from the cabin. Fee information and application forms are available from the corporation by calling toll-free 1-800-478-3534.

Season Of Use

Year-round

Managing Agency

Tongass National Forest

What To Bring

Bring your own #1 fuel oil, 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

Oil (#1 diesel, NOT provided)

More Info

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

USGS Topo Map

Sitka D-2, D-3

Getting There

Coordinates
Latitude: 57.90472222
Longitude: -134.6508333

Photos

Lake Kathleen Cabin