The cabin is 12-by-14 feet and equipped with wooden bunks that sleep up to six guests.
The cabin is furnished with a table, benches, wood and oil stoves, a rainwater catchment barrel and an outdoor pit toilet.
The cabin does not have running water, electricity, cut firewood or heating oil.
Jack Bay is located southeast of the Valdez Narrows, hemmed in by steep mountains.
Access to the site is by float plane or boat only. The flight is typically 15 minutes from Valdez or 30 minutes from Cordova. It is 20 miles from Valdez by boat and 70 miles from Cordova. Tides affect access to this cabin, so it is important to check local tide information.
The cabin sits at the edge of a grassy clearing overlooking the bay. A thick temperate rainforest of spruce and hemlock backs up to the cabin, with an understory of shrubs, fern and moss-covered logs. Mountains rise from the shoreline providing the backdrop for surging, glacially fed waterfalls.
Anglers will find good pink salmon fishing steps away from the cabin's front door. Coho fishing is good later in the year in nearby creeks.
Razor clams, eel and crabs can be found while beachcombing at low tide.
Boating is the most efficient way to explore Jack Bay. Otherwise, viewing harbor seals and sea otters from the front deck is a fantastic pastime.
Hunters can take advantage of a long hunting season in the surrounding national forest. Bear season occurs during spring and fall, while deer season begins in late summer and lasts through late fall.
Season of Use
Chugach National Forest
What To Bring
Visitors must bring their own supply of drinking water, firewood and #1 stove oil for the oil stove.
Visitors must bring food, sleeping bags, sleeping pads, a cook stove, matches, cooking gear, lanterns or flashlights, toilet paper, a first aid kit and garbage bags. All trash and food must be packed out, and visitors are expected to clean the cabin before leaving.
Oil & Wood
USGS Topo Map