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Description

12ft x 14ft (3.66 m x 4.25 m) Pan-Abode cabin with partly covered front porch, wooden cooler box for food storage.

Facilities

2 single plywood bunks, 2 double plywood bunks, Wooden table and benches, Broom, Oil stove (#1 stove oil only, NOT provided), Outhouse toilet, No water available near cabin.

Capacity

4

Area

Stikine River, Stikine-LeConte Wilderness

Location

North side of Stikine River at mouth of Shakes Slough.

Access

By shallow draft boat or float plane, 25 miles (40 km) northeast of Wrangell

Terrain

Primarily ferns, salmonberry with willow, alder along slough and valley bottom; Sitka spruce, western hemlock, cottonwood around cabin; extensive meadows adjacent to slough.

Special Features

Spectacular views of Popof Glacier, Mt. Basargin, surrounding mountains, Shakes Slough. Hot Springs Trail accessible by boat only Brown bear, black bear, moose, mountain goat in adjacent mountain ranges Cutthroat trout, Dolly Varden (June-Oct) Chief Shakes Hot Springs about 4 miles (6.4 km) up Stikine River on Kitili Slough accessible by boat only. Shakes Lake and Glacier 3 miles (5 km) north. Shakes Slough #2 Cabin located a few hundred feet north.

Season Of Use

Year-round

Managing Agency

Tongass National Forest

What To Bring

Fuel for the oil heater (#1 stove oil or kerosene only), sleeping bags, sleeping pads, cooking stove, lantern, pots, pans, plates, utensils, food, toilet paper, garbage bags, fire extinguisher, fire starter and rubber boots. It's a good idea to bring your own water.

Rowboat

No

Stove

Oil

More Info

14ft or higher tide generally required to cross Stikine River tideflats. Local knowledge of river conditions and experience operating shallow draft boats may allow crossing tideflats on smaller tides. Occasionally poor weather can result in extended stays; users should be prepared for this.

USGS Topo Map

Petersburg C-1

Getting There

Coordinates
Latitude: 56.71583333
Longitude: -132.105

Photos

Shakes Slough #1 Cabin