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Attention: Goose Bay/Martin Lake cabin is closed due to damage from the 2011 - 2012 winter heavy snow loading. Once funding is secured repairs will be completed and the cabin will be reopened for public use. To avoid cancellations the cabin will not be available for reservation until work is completed.
OverviewMartin Lake Cabin offers guests a remote lodging experience in the Chugach National Forest in southeastern Alaska. Located on the northwest end of Martin Lake, 42 miles east of Cordova, the cabin offers guests year-round recreation and relaxation. Fishing, hunting and wildlife viewing are within walking distance of the cabin.
Access to the cabin is by float plane only, typically 30 minutes from Cordova. Visitors are responsible for their own travel arrangements and safety, and must bring several of their own amenities.
The cabin is situated at the outlet of Martin Lake. At the front of the cabin, alder and willow marsh provide habitat for waterfowl. Mountain goats navigate the ridge line of steep mountains rising from behind the cabin.
This cabin has some of the best fishing in the Cordova District, but it is also popular and reservations for the cabin need to be made early. The outlet stream is a good place to catch salmon and trout species. The inlet streams along the shore and at the far end of the lake are good places to fish for coho salmon. Dolly Varden follow the spawning salmon to eat any stray eggs. Cutthroat and rainbow trout hybrids are in the lakes and creeks in lesser numbers.
The cabin is a 12-by-14 foot rustic structure equipped with wooden bunks that sleep up to six guests. It is furnished with a table, benches, wood stove, oil stove, saw, axe, splitting maul, a rainwater catchment barrel and an outdoor pit toilet.
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Know Before You Go
Getting There:GPS Info. (Latitude, Longitude):
Access to the cabin is by float plane only, typically 30 minutes from Cordova. Float planes land on the lake next to the cabin. In fall, winter and early spring, the cabin may be inaccessible to float planes due to the frozen lake surface. Please contact the local Forest Service Ranger District office at (907) 424-7661 for information prior to making reservations for these periods.
Mailing Address:MARTIN LAKE CABIN
PO BOX 280
CORDOVA AK 99574
Phone Number:Project Office: (907)424-7661