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Description

The rustic, 12-by-14 cabin has wooden bunks without mattresses, to accommodate up to six people.

Facilities

The cabin is equipped with a table, wood and oil stoves, a rainwater catchment barrel, axe, saw, splitting maul and an outdoor pit toilet.

The cabin does not have running water, electricity, cut firewood, mattresses or cooking utensils.

Capacity

6 people

Area

Montague Island

Location

Montague Island is an island in the Gulf of Alaska, at the entrance to Prince William Sound.

Access

Access to the cabin is by wheel plane only, on the beach at low tide, typically 45 minutes from either Seward or Cordova.

Terrain

The cabin sits on the Nellie Martin River at the edge of a dense spruce forest, less than a mile from the beach landing area. An understory of shrubs and grasses compliment the flat forested area, and the sandy, pebble-strewn shoreline offers views of the Gulf of Alaska and surrounding mountains.

Special Features

The Nellie Martin River has one of the largest coho salmon runs in the Prince William Sound area, therefore getting heavy use in August through September when the fish run. In addition to coho salmon, there are plenty of pink salmon earlier in the season, along with sea-run Dolly Varden and cutthroat trout tagging along to eat the eggs. The river is generally shallow and easy to wade, but there are deep pools where the river meanders.

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.

The beach, located less than a mile from the cabin, is a good place for beachcombers to search for glass, Japanese fishing floats and other sea-borne treasures.

Season of Use

Year-round

Managing Agency

Chugach National Forest

What To Bring

Guests must bring their own water, food, sleeping bags, sleeping pads, cook stoves, matches, cooking gear, light source, No.1 stove oil, toilet paper, first aid kit and garbage bags, among other necessities.

Rowboat

No

Stove

Oil & Wood

USGS Topo Map

N/A

Getting There

Coordinates
Latitude: 59.9127052
Longitude: -147.5035603

Photos

Nellie Martin River Cabin