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Description

The 12x14-ft rustic structure can sleep up to six people on wooden bunkbeds without mattresses.

Facilities

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

Capacity

6 people

Area

Softuk Bar

Location

Located 45 miles southeast of Cordova on the Gulf of Alaska

Access

Access to the cabin is by wheel plane on the beach at low tide only, typically a 25-minute flight from Cordova.

Terrain

Softuk Bar Cabin is adjacent to a long and wide sandy beach on the Gulf of Alaska, surrounded by alder and spruce forest. In the distance, glacier-capped peaks rise from the horizon on a clear day.

Special Features

The sandy beach adjacent to the cabin is a good stretch for beachcombing in the springtime, after winter storms wash up Japanese fishing floats, shells, bottles and other wave-swept treasures.

The area is not well known for its fishing, but there is a small run of coho salmon in the lagoon behind the cabin. Digging for razor clams and picking wild strawberries are also pastimes at the site.

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.

Season of Use

Year-round

Managing Agency

Chugach National Forest

What To Bring

Visitors must bring their own food, water, #1 stove oil, cut firewood, sleeping bags, sleeping pads, cook stoves, matches, cooking gear/utensils, a lantern or flashlight, toilet paper, first aid kit and garbage bags.

Rowboat

No

Stove

Oil & Wood

USGS Topo Map

N/A

Getting There

Coordinates
Latitude: 60.20551861
Longitude: -144.6448758

Photos

Softuk Bar Cabin