Activities and Amenities
HOOK POINT CABIN, AK
part ofChugach National Forest, US Forest Service
Status: Open through Wed Dec 31 2014 Season Dates
OverviewHook Point Cabin is situated 1.5 miles west of Hook Point on Hinchinbrook Island in the Chugach National Forest. Visitors to the cabin will find many opportunities for recreation and relaxation in the vicinity. Fishing, hunting, beachcombing, hiking and wildlife viewing are all easily accessible from the site.
Access to the cabin is by wheeled plane on the beach at low tide only, 15 minutes from Cordova. The landing area is a half-mile from the cabin. Visitors are responsible for their own travel arrangements and safety, and must bring several of their own amenities.
Hinchinbrook Island is in the Gulf of Alaska at the entrance to Prince William Sound. The cabin is located in a mature spruce stand at the edge of a long, sandy intertidal beach on the Gulf of Alaska side of the island. Steep mountains rise from behind the cabin.
Hook Point Cabin has two small creeks in the area, but only one of them is fishable. Pink salmon, coho salmon and cutthroat trout are found in a creek about a mile east of the cabin.
The cabin is a 16-by-16 foot rustic A-frame equipped with wooden bunks that sleep up to six guests. The cabin is furnished with a table, benches, wood and oil stoves for heat, a rainwater catchment barrel and an outdoor pit toilet.
Located on the southwest end of Hinchinbrook Island, Cape Hinchinbrook Lighthouse is a fantastic historical site that has proved invaluable at directing vessels to and from Prince William Sound. Though no longer used as a primary navigational aid, the beacon still serves as a reassuring presence along the rugged Alaskan coast.
Activities and Amenities
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Getting There:GPS Info. (Latitude, Longitude):
Access to the cabin is by wheeled plane on the beach at low tide only, 15 minutes from Cordova. The landing area is a half-mile from the cabin. Click here for local tide information.
Inclement weather conditions may cause an extension of your trip during any time of the year and winter access can be difficult due to snow and ice conditions. Guests should bring extra supplies to last 2-5 days. Please contact the Cordova Ranger District at (907) 424-7661 prior to arrival for more detailed information about safety precautions.
Mailing Address:HOOK POINT CABIN
PO BOX 280
CORDOVA AK 99574
Phone Number:Project Office:(907)424-7661