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South Young Lake 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, fishing, boating, berry picking and wildlife viewing, all within the vicinity of the cabin.
South Young Lake Cabin is one of two cabins on the lake. The other is the North Young Lake cabin.
Access to the cabin is float plane only. Visitors are responsible for their own travel arrangements and safety and must bring several of their own amenities.
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Anglers enjoy Young Lake for catching cutthroat trout, dolly varden and coho salmon. Guests are welcome to use the skiff with oars available at the cabin and may choose to bring a small outboard motor. The motor must be less than 10 horsepower due to wilderness regulations, and guests are responsible for bringing and using personal floatation devices. The lake is normally ice-free from mid May through November.
Several primitive trails extend from the cabin into the forest. The Admiralty Cove-Young Lake trailhead is at the cabin's doorstep. The trail is 4.5 miles departing from the cabin and ending at Admiralty 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.
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Access is by float plane. It is about a 20-minute flight from Juneau. This cabin is in a designated Wilderness area, and access by helicopter is illegal. In fall, winter and early spring the cabin may be inaccessible due to frozen lake surface (float planes cannot land). The lake is normally ice-free from mid-May through November. Refer to USGS topographic map Juneau A-2.
Inclement weather conditions may cause an extension of your trip during any time of the year and winter access can be difficult due to snow and ice conditions. Guests should bring extra supplies to last 2-5 days Please contact the Admiralty Island National Monument at 907-586-8800 prior to arrival for more detailed information about safety precautions.