Jims Lake Cabin


Jim's Lake Cabin

This is a typical Pan Abode cabin with a wood stove and sleeping space for 4 to 6 people. The cabin rests on a small rise adjacent to the beach with 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. This cabin offers the most solitude on the island. The lake is small and away from most flight paths.

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 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: Located in the south central part of Admiralty Island, at the north end of Jim's Lake. Access is by floatplane only. This cabin is in a designated Wilderness area, and access by helicopter is illegal. One-way flight time from Juneau is approximately 50 minutes. Suggested USGS topo maps: Sitka C-1, C-2


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Jims Lake is ice covered for five months, snowmelt and cold rain keeps it full during the spring and summer so the water temperature is never considered warm. Late July through August the surface water near the shoreline can warm enough that on a sunny afternoon a swim is possible.
Difficulty Level: Easy

Boating - Non-Motorized

skiff with oars located near Jims Lake cabin
Difficulty Level: Easy to Intermediate

Boating - Motorized

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