Admiralty Cove Cabin


Admiralty Cove Cabin

This is a typical Pan Abode cabin with an oil stove for heat. It has sleeping space for 4 to 6 people. An old CCC shelter is on site providing an additional covered area. The cabin rests on a level bench overlooking Admiralty Creek and a large grassy tidal meadow. Facilities: 2 single wooden bunks, 2 double wooden bunks, Cooking counter, Broom, Oil stove (uses #1 stove oil, NOT provided),Table and benches. The water source is poor. Admiralty Creek has a tide water influx at high tides. Treat all water before using. Bring your own #1 stove oil, sleeping bags, sleeping pads, cooking stove, lantern, pots, pans, plates, utensils, food, toilet paper, garbage bags, fire extinguisher, and fire starter. Please follow the oil stove directions carefully. You are in brown bear country. Bears frequent the area and trail particularly during salmon runs July through August. In addition to fishing, popular activities include wildlife viewing (brown bear, deer, and waterfowl can often be seen in the nearby area), berry picking and beach combing. The Admiralty Cove-Young Lake trail is a 4½ mile trail that departs from the cabin and ends at the North Young Lake cabin. It is a relatively flat trail and follows the creek at each end of the trail. The round trip hike can be fairly strenuous when conditions are very wet.

At a Glance

Reservations: A non-refundable service fee will be added to each reservation by
Fees $55/night peak season May 1 – September 30
$45/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: Admiralty Cove is a small, open cove within Young Bay, on the north end of Admiralty Island. Look for a large pruned opening in the beach fringe visible from the water while approaching to the east of the little island in Admiralty Cove. Access by floatplane or boat with anchor. This cabin is in a designated Wilderness area, and access by helicopter is illegal. One-way flight time from Juneau is 15 minutes; by boat it is about 20 miles From Juneau. Cabin users need to be aware of the large tide flat in Admiralty Cove. Much of the cove will go dry as the tide recedes; boat and floatplane access is effectively restricted to a 15' or higher incoming tide. Better anchorage exists to the west of the little island in Admiralty Cove. Anchorage in this location may require the use of hip waders to cross Admiralty Creek to reach the cabin. This restriction of the tide level will affect your arrival and departure times. The cabin is located 1/4 mile from saltwater by trail. Refer to USGS topographic map Juneau A-2.

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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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