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Deer Mountain Shelter

Pennock Island, Alaska
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USDA Forest Service

Tongass National Forest

This is 16' X 16' A-frame shelter that was reconstructed in 2008-09. The shelter offers great views of the surrounding mountains and alpine as well as opportunities for wildlife viewing. FACILITIES: • 2 double bunks for 4 people • Sleeping loft for 4 people • Oil Stove (#1 Diesel fuel NOT provided)…

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Deer Mountain Shelter is located in Alaska

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The cabin is above the timber line at 2900 feet elev. It is accessible by hiking 2.5 miles up the Deer Mountain National Recreation Trail from the trail head parking area, or approximately 4 miles from downtown Ketchikan. Refer To: USGS Ketchikan B5

Coordinates

55.349417 N
131.604694 W

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Rachel H.
Reviewed Jul. 29, 2016

Secluded spot near the summit

The hike to get up to the Deer Mountain shelter is relatively difficult. It's only around 3 miles hiking, but the hike is continuously uphill. Views are stunning once reaching the top. The shelter is cozy, enough space for 2 people with a tiny sitting area and built in table on the lower level and…

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Location

Deer Mountain Shelter is located in Alaska

Detail location of campground

Directions

The cabin is above the timber line at 2900 feet elev. It is accessible by hiking 2.5 miles up the Deer Mountain National Recreation Trail from the trail head parking area, or approximately 4 miles from downtown Ketchikan. Refer To: USGS Ketchikan B5

Coordinates

55.349417 N
131.604694 W

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