Italio River Cabin is an awesome destination for Coho fishing or moose hunting.

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Description

One room 14ft x 20ft A-frame cabin with loft. Cabin faces ocean and upper loft wall is clear Plexiglas. 12ft x 12ft meat shed for hanging moose or storing personal belongings about 100ft from cabin.

Facilities

2 single wooden bunks, 1 table and bench, Fuel oil heater, Log book, Broom and dustpan, Sleeping loft, Meat shed, Pit outhouse, Windsock (15 MPH), 1600ft x 100ft airstrip

Capacity

6

Area

Yakutat Forelands

Location

30 air miles (50 km) from Yakutat on west bank of Old Italio River.

Access

Wheeled aircraft only. 1600ft x 100ft Forest Service-maintained airstrip 300 feet (90 m) from cabin.

Terrain

Relatively flat and can be very wet. Hip boots recommended. Predominantly brush with scattered willow/alder thickets and cottonwoods around cabin.

Special Features

Gulf of Alaska with many miles of sandy beach 1/2 mile from cabin. Outstanding fishing for rainbow trout, dolly varden, steelhead and salmon (sockeye, pink, king and silver) in Old Italio, New Italio and Akwe River systems. Large moose population; hunting good to excellent. Heavy brown bear populations. Bald eagles, ravens, and seagulls abundant along the river.

Season Of Use

Year-round

Managing Agency

Tongass National Forest

Rowboat

No

Stove

Oil (#1 stove oil)

More Info

Airstrip is actually tidal flat that may be flooded at extreme high tides or after heavy rains and can have debris or logs on it.

USGS Topo Map

Yakutat B-3

Rental Fee

$25 per night

Getting There

Coordinates
Latitude: 59.29722222
Longitude: -139.0858333

Italio River Cabin