Young Lake South Cabin


Young Lake (South) Cabin

This Pan Abode cabin sits back 30' (9 m) from the lake in a large open area on flat ground and sleeps 4 to 6 people. The cabin and flat beach are in full sun exposure. Facilities:2 single wooden bunks, 2 double wooden bunks, Broom, Outhouse, Oil stove (uses #1 stove oil, NOT provided), Skiff with oars, Table and benches, Cooking counter. 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). This is 1 of 2 cabins on the lake (the other is the North Young Lake cabin). You are in brown bear country. Both brown bear and deer can be seen in the area. The lake is on a flight path and has substantial overhead plane traffic.

At a Glance

Operational Hours: Attention: The cabin will be closed from 5/28/2018 through 6/15/2018. We are sorry for any inconvenience caused.
Reservations: A non-refundable service fee will be added to each reservation by Recreation.gov
Fees: $45/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: The cabin is on the north end of Admiralty Island at the southeast end of Young Lake. Access by float plane or by 5.8 mile foot trail from Admiralty Cove. This cabin is in designated Wilderness area, and access by helicopter is illegal. One-way flight time from Juneau is 15 minutes. Suggested USGS topo map: Juneau A-2

Activities

Cabin Rentals

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 www.recreation.gov. 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 www.recreation.gov
Size Restrictions Max no of people - 6

Lake and Pond Fishing

Young Lake is usually ice free by mid May through early November for fishing. Shallow along edges of lake.
Fish Species Cutthroat trout, Dolly Varden, few coho salmon (Sept.)
Special Designations For fishing information, contact the Alaska Department of Fish and Game.
Fishing Mode skiff, shoreline, hip and chest waders
Water Temperature Ice covered for six months and fed by snowmelt and cold rain runoff, this lake remains cold
Fishing Method Lures: artificial lures - shiny spoons and spinners, and flies
Water/Flow Level Lake level will rise abruptly and cover shoreline beach during periods of heavy rainfall

Day Hiking

Two hiking trail opportunities exist. The first is the one mile North Young to South Young trail connecting both cabins on this lake. It is a relatively flat trail, beneath a temperate rainforest of Sitka spruce and hemlock that stays relatively close to the east shoreline of Young Lake. If you continue north past North Young cabin you are beginning the 4.8 mile one-way Admiralty Cove -Young Lake Trail that departs across a large boardwalk muskeg from the North Young cabin before entering a temperate rainforest mainly composed of Sitka spruce and hemlock ending at Admiralty Cove. It is a relatively flat trail and follows Admiralty Cove creek at each end of the trail. The round trip hike can be fairly strenuous when conditions are very wet.
Elevation desc There is a 50 foot elevation change along the trail between the two Young Lake cabins.
Difficulty Level: Moderate

Big Game Hunting

Two hunting trail opportunities exist. The first is the one mile North Young to South Young trail connecting both cabins on this lake. It is a relatively flat trail, beneath a temperate rainforest of Sitka spruce and hemlock that stays relatively close to the east shoreline of Young Lake. If you continue north past North Young cabin you are beginning the 4.8 mile one-way Admiralty Cove -Young Lake Trail that departs across a large boardwalk muskeg from the North Young cabin before entering a temperate rainforest also composed of Sitka spruce and hemlock ending at Admiralty Cove. It is a relatively flat trail and follows Admiralty Cove creek at each end of the trail. The round trip hike can be fairly strenuous when conditions are very wet. For hunting regulations, contact the Alaska Department of Fish and Game.
Species Brown Bear, Sitka Blacktail Deer
Difficulty Level: Moderate

Small Game Hunting

Two hunting trail opportunities exist. The first is the one mile North Young to South Young trail connecting both cabins on this lake. It is a relatively flat trail, beneath a temperate rainforest of Sitka spruce and hemlock that stays relatively close to the east shoreline of Young Lake. If you continue north past North Young cabin you are beginning the 4.8 mile one-way Admiralty Cove -Young Lake Trail that departs across a large boardwalk muskeg from the North Young cabin before entering a temperate rainforest also composed of Sitka spruce and hemlock ending at Admiralty Cove. It is a relatively flat trail and follows Admiralty Cove creek at each end of the trail. The round trip hike can be fairly strenuous when conditions are very wet. For hunting information, contact the Alaska Department of Fish and Game.
Species Marten, Red Squirrel, River Otter, Mink
Difficulty Level: Moderate

Game Bird/Waterfowl

Two hunting trail opportunities exist. The first is the one mile North Young to South Young trail connecting both cabins on this lake. It is a relatively flat trail, beneath a temperate rainforest of Sitka spruce and hemlock that stays relatively close to the east shoreline of Young Lake. If you continue north past North Young cabin you are beginning the 4.8 mile one-way Admiralty Cove -Young Lake Trail that departs across a large boardwalk muskeg from the North Young cabin before entering a temperate rainforest also composed of Sitka spruce and hemlock ending at Admiralty Cove. It is a relatively flat trail and follows Admiralty Cove creek at each end of the trail. The round trip hike can be fairly strenuous when conditions are very wet. For hunting information, contact the Alaska Department of Fish and Game.
Species Grouse, Canada geese, scoters, oldsquaw, Barrow's goldeneye, harlequin, and buffleheads along with mallards, scaups, and mergansers.
Difficulty Level: Moderate

Viewing Wildlife

Admiralty Island's combination of varied ecotypes, pristine habitat, and healthy wildlife populations provide extraordinary wildlife viewing from the cabin door. Further wildlife viewing may be gained from hiking the one mile North Young to South Young trail connecting both cabins on this lake. It is a relatively flat trail, beneath a temperate rainforest of Sitka spruce and hemlock that stays relatively close to the east shoreline of Young Lake. If you continue north past North Young cabin you are beginning the 4.8 mile one-way Admiralty Cove -Young Lake Trail that departs across a large boardwalk muskeg from the North Young cabin before entering a temperate rainforest also composed of Sitka spruce and hemlock ending at Admiralty Cove. It is a relatively flat trail and follows Admiralty Cove creek at each end of the trail and is a favorite bear corridor during salmon spawning. The round trip hike can be fairly strenuous when conditions are very wet.
Species Brown bear, Sitka blacktail deer, numerous bird species, mink, marten, river otter, red squirrel, western toad, rough skinned newt are among the list of creatures inhabiting the area.
Difficulty Level: Moderate

Viewing Plants

Admiralty Island's varied pristine ecotypes provide for extraordinary plant viewing all around the cabin area. Further plant viewing may be gained from hiking the one mile North Young to South Young trail connecting both cabins on this lake. It is a relatively flat trail, beneath a temperate rainforest of Sitka spruce and hemlock that stays relatively close to the east shoreline of Young Lake. If you continue north past North Young cabin you are beginning the 4.8 mile one-way Admiralty Cove -Young Lake Trail that departs across a large boardwalk muskeg from the North Young cabin before entering a temperate rainforest also composed of Sitka spruce and hemlock ending at Admiralty Cove with it's shoreline vegetation. It is a relatively flat trail and follows Admiralty Cove creek at each end of the trail. The round trip hike can be fairly strenuous when conditions are very wet.
Species Admiralty Island comprises one of the greatest remaining blocks of productive old-growth temperate rain forest in the world. Alpine, tidal marsh and muskeg meadows are some of the other plant communities. The temperate rainforest primarily consist of western and mountain hemlock, Sitka spruce, alder, yellow cedar and shore pine. Forest understory consists primarily of blueberry, huckleberry, salmonberry, thimbleberry, fern, mosses ,devils club, false azalea, mushrooms and dwarf dogwood.
Difficulty Level: Moderate

Viewing Scenery

Boating - Motorized

skiff with oars located by South Young Lake cabin
Type of Craft lake skiff
Motor Type Cabin users may also choose to bring a small outboard motor (less than 10 horsepower due to wilderness regulations).
Difficulty Level: Easy

Boating - Non-Motorized

skiff with oars located on gravel beach near South Young Lake cabin
Difficulty Level: Easy to Intermediate

Swimming

Young Lake is ice covered for six months, snowmelt and cold rain keeps it full during the spring and summer so the water temperature is never considered warm. During August the surface water near the shoreline can warm enough that on a sunny afternoon a swim is possible from the gravel beach out front of this cabin.
Difficulty Level: Easy

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Recreation Activities

Location

 
  Latitude : 
58.122143

  Longitude : 
-134.473085

  Elevation : 
320