Shakes Slough 1 Cabin

Shakes Slough 1 Cabin

The Shakes Slough 1 Cabin location is in Wrangell, Alaska
99929. This page provides detailed contact information for this campground location including the campground phone number, office hours, reservation information and driving directions.

If you have any questions about the Shakes Slough 1 Cabin facility, or if you need to reserve a campsite, then call the campground listed below.

Wrangell Ranger District
Po Box 51

Phone number


Campground information Wrangell, Alaska


Shakes Slough 1 Cabin makes an excellent basecamp for exploring the Stikine River. It is located at the confluence of the Stikine River and Shakes Slough and within a few hundred feet of neighboring Shakes Slough 2 Cabin. These cabins offer spectacular views of the surrounding Stikine-LeConte Wilderness.

The site can be accessed by float plane or shallow draft boat, depending on conditions. A tide of at least 14 feet is required to navigate the Stikine River tide flats. Guests are responsible for their own travel arrangements and safety, and must bring several of their own amenities.


This area of the Stikine River offers plenty of places to explore by boat. Shakes Lake and Glacier are located three miles north of the cabin and offer excellent opportunities to view wildlife and scenery. The Chief Shakes Hot Springs are approximately four miles upstream, and can be accessed by boat from Hot Springs Slough, which is off the Ketili Slough. A 0.3-mile trail leads from Hot Springs Slough to the Chief Shakes Hot Springs. River levels and tide charts should be checked before any boating activity in the area.

Cutthroat trout and Dolly Varden are in the river from June to October, but a boat is needed to reach the trout streams. Hunting is also available in the area during designated seasons.


The 12-by-14 cabin (pan-abode style) was built in 1962 and has two single and two double bunks, to sleep up to four people. The cabin also has a table and benches, broom, oil heater and an outhouse. A wooden cooler box for food storage is located on the partially covered front

Water and electricity are not provided, and there are no natural drinking water sources near the cabin. Guests must bring their own drinking water. Heating oil is not supplied by the Forest Service. In addition to bringing a supply of No.1 stove oil, guests should pack sleeping bags, sleeping pads, a cooking stove, lanterns or flashlights, cookware, plates, utensils, food, toilet paper, garbage bags, a fire extinguisher and matches, among other necessities. Guests are expected to pack out trash and clean the cabin before leaving ( click here for more cabin details).

Natural Features

The cabin is tucked into a stand of spruce trees back from the bank of the Stikine River. It overlooks Shakes Slough and offers spectacular views of Popof Glacier, Mount Basargin and other nearby peaks. The vegetation in front of the cabin is primarily ferns and salmonberry, with willow and alder along the slough. The surrounding rainforest consists of Sitka spruce and western hemlock, with cottonwood on the valley bottom.

Brown and black bears roam the area, and moose are sometimes seen among the willow thickets ( bear safety information ). Mountain goats can occasionally be spotted in the surrounding mountains. The Stikine River tide flats are a major stopover point in the spring and fall for migratory shorebirds and waterfowl.

Frequently Asked Questions About Wrangell Ranger District Wrangell, AK

How do I make a reservation with Shakes Slough 1 Cabin?

To make reservations at Shakes Slough 1 Cabin, you can call the office at 907-874-2323.

Reservations can be made the day of arrival or up to 180 days in advance of cabin arrival. Cabin reservations are restricted to a maximum stay of 7 consecutive nights per party for any one reservation between May 1 and September 30, and 10 consecutive days from Oct. 1 through April 30. There are no discounts for Alaska cabin rentals with Golden Age and Golden Passports. Only one change per reservation for all Alaska cabins is allowed. Change is defined as a modification to the start or end date of the reservation; after one change has been made, if additional changes are desired, the customer must cancel the current reservation and re-book the new dates.

Where is Shakes Slough 1 Cabin located?

The Shakes Slough 1 Cabin is located at Wrangell Ranger District Po Box 51 in Wrangell,
. This is the location you will need to go to for camping and information.

Does Shakes Slough 1 Cabin have tent or RV camping?

Shakes Slough 1 Cabin offers both tent and RV camping, but to confirm you will need to call the office at 907-874-2323 to make sure things haven’t changed.

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