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GREEN ISLAND CABIN, AK

part ofCHUGACH NF - FS, US Forest Service
Photo: GREEN ISLAND CABIN
Status: Open year round.   Season Dates
 

Overview

Green Island Cabin offers guests a remote lodging experience in the Chugach National Forest. Situated on the northwest side of Green Island, the cabin offers guests year-round recreation and relaxation. Fishing, hunting and wildlife viewing are available within the area.

Access to the cabin is by float plane or boat. Visitors are responsible for their own travel arrangements and safety, and must bring several of their own amenities. This facility is wheelchair-accessible.

Natural Features:

The cabin is located on Green Island between Gibbon Anchorage (a shallow bay) and Prince William Sound. The surrounding terrain is a spruce and hemlock forest with boggy muskeg openings. Wildlife in the area abounds, including migratory waterfowl and Sitka black-tailed deer.

The beaches on the Prince William Sound shoreline offer expansive views of the water and surrounding mountains. Occasionally, humpback and killer whales can be seen spouting offshore. Sea otters and other sea mammals are in the area as well.

Recreation:

Anglers will find several creeks flowing into the bay. In mid-July, pink salmon spawn in most of the little creeks, and coho arrive in August. Some of the lakes in the area have good-sized cutthroat trout and Dolly Varden. Fishing for halibut and rockfish in the nearby ocean waters is accessible with a boat.

Hunters can take advantage of a long hunting season on the island. Sitka black-tailed deer can be challenging to hunt, but worth traversing the terrain.

Facilities:

The cabin is 16-by-20 and fully wheelchair-accessible. It is furnished 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.

The cabin does not have running water, electricity, cut firewood or heating oil. Visitors must bring their own water for drinking, cooking and washing, as well as #1 stove oil for the oil stove.

Visitors must bring food, sleeping bags, sleeping pads, a cook stove, matches, cooking gear, lanterns or flashlights, toilet paper, a first aid kit and garbage bags. All trash and food must be packed out, and visitors are expected to clean the cabin before leaving.

Activities and Amenities

Within Facility
  • Accessible Pit Toilets
  • Accessible Sites
  • Accessible Walkways
  • Axe
  • Boating
  • Bunkbed(s)
  • Cabin Rentals
  • Creek Access
  • Fishing
  • Heating Stove
  • Hunting
  • Table & Chairs
  • Wildlife Viewing
  • Wood Stove
Know Before You Go
  • This facility is located in an extremely remote and wild area; before making a reservation, become aware of bear, water, and weather safety (including cold)
  • Recreating in Alaska can present both obvious and hidden dangers; please be aware of your surroundings and be prepared for extended stays due to occasionally poor weather
  • 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; bring extra supplies to last 2-5 days
  • Water is not available at this facility; visitors must bring their own for drinking, cooking, and cleaning
  • All garbage and food must be packed out
  • Same day reservations are allowed for this cabin
  • Contact the Cordova Ranger District at (907) 424-7661 for more detailed information about safety precautions
  • Learn more about Chugach National Forest and Prince William Sound
  • Don't Move Firewood: Prevent the spread of tree-killing pests by purchasing firewood near your destination and burning it on-site. For more information visit dontmovefirewood.org.

Getting There:

GPS Info. (Latitude, Longitude):
60.28889, -147.39556
60°17'20"N, 147°23'44"W

The cabin is located on the northwest end of Green Island in Gibbon Anchorage. It is accessible via float plane (40 minutes from Cordova, 60 minutes from Seward) or boat (75 miles from Cordova, 70 miles from Whittier, 100 miles from Seward). Boaters should use caution and watch for uncharted rocks in this area. 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.

Contact Information:

Mailing Address:

GREEN ISLAND CABIN
PO BOX 280
CORDOVA  AK  99574

Phone Number:

Project Office: (907)424-7661
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