- Associated Press - Friday, September 12, 2014

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) - The U.S. Forest Service is closing 10 low-use public recreation cabins within the Tongass National Forest, citing budget constraints.

The agency also plans to convert the Distin Lake Cabin, located in Admiralty Island National Monument, to a three-sided shelter and to continue renting Checats Lake Cabin, provided it remains in serviceable condition and is reserved at least 10 nights a year.

Slated for removal are the Beaver Camp, Big Goat Lake and Red Alders cabins within the Ketchikan Ranger District; Maksoutof Lake and Rezanof Lake cabins on the Sitka Ranger District; DeBoer Lake and Harvey Lake cabins on the Petersburg District; Binkley Slough Cabin on the Wrangell Ranger District; McGilvery Cabin within the Thorne Bay Ranger District; and Square Lake Cabin within the Yakutat Ranger District.

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