By Caroleine James
Wrangell Sentinel 

Little Lakes top priority for new Forest Service cabin


October 25, 2023

U.S. Forest Service map

The Wrangell Ranger District's top priority for a new U.S. Forest Service public-use cabin is Little Lakes, on a former logging road about 25 miles from downtown Wrangell and near the Long Lake Trailhead.

After a yearlong public process, the U.S. Forest Service has announced eight potential cabin sites in the Petersburg and Wrangell Ranger Districts.

After considering the environmental impacts and accessibility of hundreds of sites suggested by members of the public or identified by staff, the district picked the ones that are most likely to see substantial traffic and compete for federal funding, and announced them in a draft decision published Thursday, Oct. 19.

There are three sites in the Petersburg Ranger District - Blind Slough, Keex' Kwáan and Woodpecker Cove Road - and five sites i...

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