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Description

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

Facilities

The cabin is equipped with a table, wood stove, oil stove, a rainwater catchment barrel, axe, saw, splitting maul and an outdoor pit toilet. It does not have running water or electricity.

Capacity

6 people

Area

Montague Island

Location

Montague Island lies in the Gulf of Alaska, at the entrance to Prince William Sound.

Access

Access to the cabin is by float plane or boat from Cordova, Seward or Whittier.

Terrain

The cabin is located in a grassy clearing at the edge of a dense spruce-hemlock forest interspersed with muskeg openings. It is considered to be within the tidal bay area at the southern end of Port Chalmers on the northwest side of the island. Low hills rise from the surrounding area. In the distance, snow drapes higher peaks.

Special Features

Anglers can fish for pink, chum, and coho salmon in the bay and streams around the cabin. Some pink salmon spawn in the tiny creeks around the cabin.The main spawning stream in the area is Chalmers River, about a mile to the north across the inlet. Chum and pink salmon can be found in this waterway. Rockfish and halibut can be found in kelp beds and on the rocky bottom area in the open ocean outside the bay.

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

Year-round

Managing Agency

Chugach National Forest

What To Bring

Guests must bring their own water, food, sleeping bags, sleeping pads, cook stoves, matches, cut firewood, cooking gear/utensils, a light source, No.1 stove oil, toilet paper, first aid kit and garbage bags.

Rowboat

No

Stove

Oil & Wood

USGS Topo Map

N/A

Getting There

Coordinates
Latitude: 60.21626038
Longitude: -147.2914443

Photos

Port Chalmers Cabin