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Description

16ft x 16ft (5 m x 5 m) A-frame cabin with sleeping loft, partially covered front porch, wooden cooler box for food storage.

Facilities

2 single plywood bunks, 1 with trundle, Sleeping loft with ladder, Wooden table and benches, Oil stove (#1 stove oil only, NOT provided), Broom, Outhouse toilet. Water available from lake or slough. Treat all water before using.

Capacity

7

Area

Stikine River, Stikine-LeConte Wilderness

Location

Mouth of Twin Lakes Slough on Stikine River in Stikine-LeConte Wilderness.

Access

By shallow draft boat 18 miles NE from Wrangell; low river levels limit access to cabin and Twin Lakes

Terrain

Relatively flat with meadows nearby; steep mountains behind Twin Lakes area; depending on river level, sand beach between river bank and slough; vegetation mostly grasses, Sitka spruce, cottonwood, alder, willow.

Special Features

Cabin overlooks Limb Island, upper end of Hooligan Slough. Trail to outhouse, nearby picnic sites on south shore of Twin Lakes (Figure 8 Lake). Swimming, paddling, water skiing in Twin Lakes. Brown bear, black bear, moose, mountain goats in adjacent mountains. Pink (July-Aug), silver (Aug-Sept), and chum salmon in Dog Salmon Creek (North Arm Creek) - 1.7 miles west of cabin, cutthroat trout (May-Sept).

Season Of Use

Year-round

Managing Agency

Tongass National Forest

What To Bring

#1 fuel oil, sleeping bags, sleeping pads, cooking stove, lantern, pots, pans, plates, utensils, food, toilet paper, garbage bags, fire extinguisher and fire starter. 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: 56.6975
Longitude: -132.2672222

Photos

Twin Lakes Cabin