Lake Alexander Cabin


Lake Alexander Cabin

This is a typical Pan Abode cabin with a wood stove and sleeping space for 4 to 6 people. The cabin sits 30' (9 m) above the lake. There is a beach with some exposure to the sun. It has a nice overlook of the lake. Facilities: 2 single wooden bunks, 2 double wooden bunks, broom, axe and maul, wood stove, wood, table and benches, outhouse, cooking counter, skiff with oars. Water is available from the lake. Treat all water before using. Bring your own personal flotation devices, sleeping bags, sleeping pads, cooking stove, lantern, pots, pans, plates, utensils, food, toilet paper, garbage bags, fire extinguisher, and fire starter. Cabin users may also choose to bring a small outboard motor (less than 10 horsepower due to wilderness regulations). You are in brown bear country. There is a shelter at the opposite (east) end of the lake. A 2.42 mile (4 km) trail to salt water begins at the shelter. The lake is part of the Cross Admiralty Canoe route.

Firewood is generally stacked in a woodshed near the cabin, but it is not guaranteed.

At a Glance

Reservations: A non-refundable service fee will be added to each reservation by
Fees $40/night peak season May 1 - September 30
$35/night non-peak season October 1 - April 30
Permit Info: Yes
Usage: Light
Closest Towns: Juneau
Water: Non-Potable Water
Restroom: Pit
Operated By: Forest Service

General Information

Directions: Located in the central part of Admiralty Island, on the north end of Lake Alexander. Float plane and canoe/portage access. One-way flight time from Juneau is approximately 40 minutes. By canoe and portage, the cabin is 3.5 miles from Mole Harbor. This cabin is in a designated Wilderness area, and access by helicopter is illegal. Suggested USGS topo map: Sitka C-1


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Occupancy of Forest Service cabins is by permit only. Reservations may be made up to 180 days in advance by calling 1-877-444-6777 (518-885-3639 overseas) or via internet at 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.

Reservation Info This site can be reserved by calling Toll Free 1-877-444-6777 (International 518-885-3639 or TDD 877-833-6777) or on-line at
Size RestrictionsMax no of people - 6


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