Mallard Slough Cabin

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Description

Voted one of the Top 10 Forest Service cabins in Southeast (there are about 240), this modified A-frame occupies a prime spot in the Stikine-LeConte Wilderness, overlooking the Stikine River delta. A short trail leads to LeConte Bay, where icebergs broken off LeConte Glacier can be spotted. It’s also a prime spot for watching the spring migration of as many as three million shorebirds through the delta. This 16’-by-16’ cabin offers single bunks and a loft. Renters must bring their own firewood, water, bedding and cooking utensils.

Facilities

2 single plywood bunks (1 w/trundle), Wooden table & benches, Sleeping loft, Broom, Wood stove, Woodshed (wood provided), Splitting maul, Outhouse toilet. Water available from catchment. Treat all water before using.

Capacity

7

Area

Mainland, Stikine-LeConte Wilderness

Location

On mainland between.

Access

By shallow draft boat with 14ft tide or float plane with 16ft tide; 22 miles (35.4 km) from Wrangell, 20 miles (32.2 km) from Petersburg.

Terrain

Relatively flat with grass, shrubs on tideflats; cabin in fringe between tideflats and spruce-hemlock forest; low forested hills behind cabin.

Special Features

Good bird viewing (spring, fall migrations). Waterfowl, moose hunting (fall). Waterfowl, shorebirds, bald eagles, owls, hawks, moose, brown bear, black bear in area. Wildflowers (May - June). Feature: Located in the Stikine - LeConte Wilderness, LeConte Bay and LeConte Glacier within boating distance; icebergs in LeConte Bay and along Horn Cliffs 2.7-mile Mallard Slough Trail from cabin to LeConte Bay; minimal surfacing first .4 mile, none thereafter.

Season Of Use

Year-round

Managing Agency

Tongass National Forest

What To Bring

Sleeping bags, sleeping pads, cooking stove, lantern, pots, pans, plates, utensils, food, toilet paper, garbage bags, fire extinguisher, and fire starter. Rubber boots recommended. It's a good idea to bring your own water.

Rowboat

No

Stove

Wood

More Info

DO NOT leave any food when vacating the cabin. Pack out what you bring in.

USGS Topo Map

Petersburg B-1

Getting There

Coordinates
Latitude: 56.71027778
Longitude: -132.5416667

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