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Camping at Little Shaheen Cabin Campground

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Location and Access

Little Shaheen Cabin Campground is situated within the Tongass National Forest, the largest national forest in the United States, located in Southeast Alaska. Access to the cabin often requires a boat or a floatplane, as it is remote and not accessible by road. Precise location details should be obtained from the U.S. Forest Service before planning your trip, as the area is large and can be challenging to navigate.

Cabin Features

The cabin typically offers basic amenities. This might include:

  • Bunks/beds without mattresses
  • A table and benches
  • Wood stove for heating
  • A saw and axe for cutting firewood

The facilities often do not include running water or electricity, so visitors must come prepared for a rustic and self-reliant experience.

Reservations and Fees

Reservations for Little Shaheen Cabin Campground are usually required and can be made in advance through the National Recreation Reservation System (Recreation.gov) or by calling the U.S. Forest Service. There is a fee for overnight stays, and prices can vary depending on the time of year and the specific amenities offered by the cabin. Check the latest details for the most up-to-date information.


Campers at Little Shaheen Cabin Campground can enjoy a variety of outdoor activities such as:

  • Fishing in nearby streams and lakes
  • Kayaking or canoeing
  • Wildlife watching
  • Hiking on trails in the surrounding forest
  • beachcombing along the shorelines

What to Bring

Since the cabin provides only the basics, you will need to bring a number of supplies, including:

  • Sleeping bags and pads
  • Cooking gear and food storage containers
  • Water purification system or enough potable water for the entire trip
  • First aid kit and emergency supplies
  • Clothing appropriate for the variable Alaskan weather

Bear Country Precautions

Tongass National Forest is bear country. Campers need to take precautions to avoid attracting bears with food odors. This includes:

  • Storing all food, garbage, and toiletries in bear-resistant containers or hanging it from a bear hang if containers are not available
  • Cooking and eating away from sleeping areas
  • Being aware of bear activity and knowing what to do in an encounter

Leave No Trace

It's imperative to practice Leave No Trace principles to preserve the environment. This includes:

  • Packing out all trash
  • Disposing of human waste properly
  • Minimizing campfire impacts (use a stove if possible)
  • Leaving the cabin and campground as you found them or in better condition

Safety Concerns

Weather in Alaska can change rapidly. Visitors should be prepared for rain, cold, and potentially harsh conditions. Also, since access can be difficult, it is important to inform someone of your trip itinerary and expected return.

Communication devices such as satellite phones or emergency beacons can be crucial, as cell phone service is typically unavailable. It is also advisable to check for any alerts or notifications about the cabin or surrounding areas before and during the trip.

Note: This information is an overview and may change; always check with the U.S. Forest Service or the official Forest Service website for the most current information before planning a trip to Little Shaheen Cabin Campground.

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