The cabin is a 12-by-14 rustic, pre-cut cedar log cabin equipped with wooden bunks that sleep up to six guests.
Amenities include a table, benches, wood and oil stoves for heat, a rainwater catchment barrel, axe, splitting maul, saw and an outdoor pit toilet.
Double Bay, Hitchinbrock Island
Cabin is on the east side of Double Bay on Hinchinbrook Island.
Access via floatplane (20 minutes from Cordova) or boat (35 miles from Cordova) at high tide. Approach to cabin via boat or plane may be difficult at low tide because of the shallow lagoon. Please consult local tide tables. Using an inflatable raft will make fishing access easier, but tides will affect boat use.
The cabin is equipped with a splitting maul, saw, and outhouse. Anglers will find several creeks flowing into the bay. In mid-July, pink and chum salmon enter the bay to spawn in the creeks, with the coho salmon arriving in mid-August. Halibut can be found in the saltwater near the mouth of the bay and in the Sound. Although these creeks can be accessed from shore, the hike can be difficult at high tide when the creeks are flooded and deep, or at low tide when the mud flats are exposed. It is best to bring a small inflatable boat and motor to get around the bay to the creeks, and to fish the bay at low tide.
Hunters can take advantage of a long hunting season on the island and 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
The cabin does not have running water, electricity, heating oil or cut firewood. Visitors must bring their own water for drinking, cooking and washing, as well as #1 heating oil for the oil stove.
Visitors must bring sleeping bags, sleeping pads, cook stoves, matches, cookware and utensils, food, flashlights or lanterns, firewood, toilet paper, 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