Big Shaheen Cabin


Big Shaheen Cabin

This is a rectangular log cabin built in 1936 by the CCC. Two sleeping rooms are divided from the oil stove and cooking area. The cabin has sleeping space for 4 to 8 people. The cabin sits on level ground with a large beach. Facilities include 2 double wooden bunks, 2single upper bunks, maul, oil stove(uses #1 stove oil, NOT provided), axe, table and bench, wood, cooking counter, broom, 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. Please follow the oil stove directions carefully. 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. This is 1 of 3 cabins on Hasselborg Lake (the other two are Hasselborg Creek and Little Shaheen). The lake is very popular and has a lot of float plane traffic. Little Shaheen cabin is close by, connected by a 100 yard (91 m) trail. Four trails are accessible by boat. The lake is 7 miles (11 km) long and part of the Cross Admiralty Canoe route.

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: Located in the center of Admiralty Island, midway on the eastern shore of Hasselborg Lake. Floatplane and canoe/portage access. One-way flight time from Juneau is 40 minutes. By canoe and portage it is approximately 10 miles to Mole Harbor. This cabin is in a designated Wilderness area, and access by helicopter is illegal. Suggested USGS topo maps: Sitka C-1, C-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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