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Admiralty Cove Cabin offers guests recreation, relaxation and a unique wilderness lodging experience on the northern tip of Admiralty Island in the Tongass National Forest. The remote site offers a scenic setting for hiking, beachcoming, berry picking, and wildlife viewing, all within the vicinity of the cabin.
Access to the cabin is float plane or boat. Visitors are responsible for their own travel arrangements and safety, and must bring several of their own amenities.
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Fishing is available in the stream adjacent to the cabin, as well as at nearby Young Bay, where cutthroat trout, Dolly Varden and coho salmon may be found.
Several primitive trails extend from the cabin into the forest. The 4.5-mile Admiralty Cove-Young Lake trailhead is at the cabin's doorstep, and heads from the cabin to 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 rainy and wet.
Map + Directions
Access to Admiralty Cove Cabin is by floatplane or boat with anchor. Admiralty Cove is a small, open cove within Young Bay, on the north end of Admiralty Island. Upon arrival, look for a large pruned opening in the beach fringe visible from the water while approaching the east side of the little island in Admiralty Cove. This cabin is in a designated Wilderness area, and access by helicopter is illegal. One-way flight time from Juneau is 15 minutes, and by boat it is 20 miles. Tides affect access to the cabin.
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, therefore boat and float plane access is effectively restricted to a 15-foot 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.