Activities and Amenities
DOUBLE BAY CABIN, AK
part ofChugach National Forest, US Forest Service
Status: Open through Wed Dec 31 2014 Season Dates
OverviewDouble Bay Cabin offers guests a remote lodging experience in the Chugach National Forest. Situated on the east side of Double Bay on Hinchinbrook Island, the cabin offers guests year-round recreation and relaxation. Fishing, hunting, kayaking and wildlife viewing are available within the area.
Access to the cabin is by float plane (20 minutes from Cordova) or boat (35 miles from Cordova) at high tide. 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 Double Bay cabin is located on a narrow peninsula with Double Bay on one side and Prince William Sound on the other. It sits near a tidal lagoon that transitions to low, rolling hillsides defined by muskeg and a patchy forest of mature spruce and hemlock.
Anglers will find several creeks flowing into the bay. In mid-July, pink and chum salmon enter the bay to spawn in the creeks, with the coho salmon arriving in mid-August. Halibut can be found in the saltwater near the mouth of the bay and in the Sound. Although these creeks can be accessed from shore, the hike can be difficult at high tide when the creeks are flooded and deep, or at low tide when the mud flats are exposed (local tide tables). It is best to bring a small inflatable boat and motor to get around the bay to the creeks, and to fish the bay at low tide.
The cabin is a 12-by-14 rustic, pre-cut cedar log cabin equipped with wooden bunks that sleep up to six guests. Other amenities include a table, benches, wood and oil stoves for heat, a rainwater catchment barrel, axe, splitting maul, saw 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
Know Before You Go
Getting There:GPS Info. (Latitude, Longitude):
Access to the cabin is by float plane (20 minutes from Cordova) or boat (35 miles from Cordova) at high tide. Approach to cabin via boat or plane may be difficult at low tide because of the shallow lagoon. Click here for local tide information.
Please contact the Cordova Ranger District at (907) 424-7661 prior to arrival for more detailed information about safety precautions.
Mailing Address:DOUBLE BAY CABIN
612 SECOND STREET
CORDOVA AK 99574
Phone Number:Project Office:(907)424-7661