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The 12 x 14 foot cabin sleeps 6


The cabin comes equipped with wooden bunks, a table with benches, a Kerosene oil drip stove for heat, fire extinguisher, broom and an outhouse with composting toilet. Propane may be provided from May 15th to October 1st. Water and electricity are not available.


6 people


Paulson Bay Cabin offers a secluded getaway for relaxation and recreation in the beautiful Prince William Sound. The cabin is open year-round and makes a great base for sea kayaking, fishing, shrimping and sightseeing.


Paulson Bay Cabin is situated at the head of Paulson Bay, on the west side of Cochrane Bay in Prince William Sound.


By boat or floatplane. Located 18 miles out of Whittier in Prince William Sound, Paulson Bay Cabin is about halfway up the Cochrane Bay fiord, south of Surprise Cove State Marine Park. Most visitors arrive by kayak or get dropped off by water taxi.


The terrain is rolling and grades into rugged mountains. The cabin is set in an open wooded area with muskeg nearby and offers a spectacular view of Port Wells and College Fiord with Harvard Glacier in the background.

Special Features

Hiking in the area is fairly easy because there is relatively little brush to inhibit movement. A three-quarter mile route leads north from the cabin to the creek.

Guests can bring kayaks for exploring the coastline and the bay. Local tide reports should be consulted before any kayaking trip, and kayakers should watch out for the numerous submerged rock ledges in the area.

Fishing is good for chum and pink salmon, usually from late July through August. Guests can also catch shrimp and bottom fish. Hunting for bear and waterfowl is available in season with the proper permits.

Season of Use


Managing Agency

Chugach National Forest

What To Bring

Guests must bring their own supply of drinking water, as well as a supply of propane if they are staying during the winter months. The propane hookup at the cabin is the same as a standard gas barbecue grill.

Items such as a cook stove, cooking gear, flashlights or lanterns, bedding, sleeping pads, trash bags and toilet paper are not provided. Guests are expected to pack out trash and clean the cabin before leaving.




Oil & Wood

USGS Topo Map


Getting There

Latitude: 60.69249634
Longitude: -148.4005931
Driving Directions


Paulson Bay Cabin