Big Shaheen Cabin is on the eastern shore of Hasselborg Lake in the central portion of Admiralty Island, in the Kootznoowoo Wilderness. It is in a primitive setting, with no electricity, plumbing, or phone. The cabin is equipped with wooden bunks, table and benches, a woodstove for heat, and an outhouse. It has no mattresses or cooking utensils. Cabin users should bring sleeping bags and pads, cookstove, cooking gear, and food. A skiff with oars is provided. Cabin users should bring personal flotation devices and may also choose to bring a small outboard motor (less than 10 horsepower). Access by floatplane or boat. This cabin is in a designated Wilderness area and access by helicopter is illegal. Reservations are restricted to a maximum stay of 7 consecutive nights per party for any one reservation May 1 - September 30 and a maximum stay of 10 consecutive nights per party October 1 - April 30.
Reservations can be made the day of arrival, or up to 180 days in advance. Treat or boil water before drinking. All garbage and food must be packed out. Open fires are allowed only in fire rings. Gather only dead and down wood. Occasionally poor weather can result in extended stays, and cabin users should be prepared for this. In the fall, winter, and early spring, the lake may be frozen and the cabin inaccessible. Please contact Admiralty National Monument prior to making reservations during these periods.
Directions: In the center of Admiralty Island, midway on the eastern shore of Hasselborg Lake. Accessible by floatplane and canoe/portage. This cabin is in a designated Wilderness area, and access by helicopter is illegal. The Little Shaheen cabin is located 300 yards down the beach and may be occupied by another group. One-way flight time from Juneau is about 45 minutes. By canoe and portage, it is aobut 10 miles to Mole Harbor. Refer to USGS topo map Sitka C-1.
Normal Services Available:
May-2003 through 9-30-2003 .