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COGHILL LAKE CABIN, AK
part ofChugach National Forest, US Forest Service
Status: Open year round. Season Dates
OverviewCoghill Lake Cabin offers opportunities for year-round rest and recreation on College Fiord in Prince William Sound. The cabin is nestled on a lagoon on the southwest shore of beautiful Coghill Lake, which is known for its excellent salmon fishing.
This remote site can be accessed by float plane, which is typically a 50-minute flight from Anchorage or an hour from Cordova. Guests are responsible for their own travel arrangements and safety, and must bring several of their own amenities.
Coghill Lake Cabin is surrounded by rolling hills on the edge of a stand of conifer trees next to a shallow lagoon, which is connected to the lake by a passage. The cabin offers a view of most of the lagoon, with the Chugach Mountains and glaciers in the background.
Salmon fishing is excellent from the lakeshore and the lagoon. Anglers can fish for sockeye from mid-June through July, pink and chum in July and August, and coho salmon in August and September. Dolly Varden trout fishing is also good from May through October. The Coghill River, which connects the lagoon to College Fiord, is also a popular spot for sockeye fishing.
The cabin is a 16x16-foot, A-frame with a main floor and a sleeping loft. It accommodates up to 6 guests and comes equipped with wooden bunks, a kerosene heating stove, a table, benches and an outhouse with a pit toilet.
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Know Before You Go
Getting There:GPS Info. (Latitude, Longitude):
The cabin is located on the southwest shore of Coghill Lake, on the lagoon just before Coghill River, on the east side of College Fiord in Prince William Sound.
Accessible via float plane (50 minutes from Anchorage or 60 minutes from Cordova). The lagoon has enough water to taxi a plane near the boardwalk by the cabin.
The cabin can also be accessed by trail (3 miles) from saltwater to cabin. Coghill River is difficult to cross on foot and also difficult to run by boat.
Mailing Address:COGHILL LAKE CABIN
ALYESKA HWY & MONARCH MINE RD
GIRDWOOD AK 99587
Phone Number:Project Office: (907)783-3242