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NELLIE MARTIN RIVER CABIN, AK
part ofChugach National Forest, US Forest Service
Status: Open year round. Season Dates
OverviewNellie Martin River Cabin offers guests access to a variety of recreational activities, relaxation and a remote lodging experience on Montague Island in southeastern Alaska. Fishing, hunting, kayaking, beachcombing and wildlife viewing are all within walking distance of the facility.
Access to the cabin is by wheel plane only, on the beach at low tide, typically 45 minutes from either Seward or Cordova. Visitors are responsible for their own travel arrangements and safety, and must bring several of their own amenities.
Montague Island is an island in the Gulf of Alaska, at the entrance to Prince William Sound. The cabin sits on the Nellie Martin River at the edge of a dense spruce forest, less than a mile from the beach landing area. An understory of shrubs and grasses compliment the flat forested area, and the sandy, pebble-strewn shoreline offers views of the Gulf of Alaska and surrounding mountains.
The Nellie Martin River has one of the largest coho salmon runs in the Prince William Sound area, therefore getting heavy use in August through September when the fish run. In addition to coho salmon, there are plenty of pink salmon earlier in the season, along with sea-run Dolly Varden and cutthroat trout tagging along to eat the eggs. The river is generally shallow and easy to wade, but there are deep pools where the river meanders.
The rustic, 12-by-14 cabin has wooden bunks without mattresses, to accommodate up to six people. It is also equipped with a table, wood and oil stoves, a rainwater catchment barrel, axe, saw, splitting maul and an outdoor pit toilet.
Guests should be aware that the cabin sits within the Chugach National Forest, however some of the land within a half-mile northwest of the cabin is owned by the Chugach Alaska Corporation. Access to the lands requires permission from the corporation.
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Know Before You Go
Getting There:GPS Info. (Latitude, Longitude):
Access to the cabin is by wheel plane only, on the beach at low tide, typically 45 minutes from either Seward or Cordova. The cabin is located less than a mile from beach landing area. Click here for local tide tables.
Mailing Address:NELLIE MARTIN RIVER CABIN
PO BOX 280
CORDOVA AK 99574
Phone Number:Project Office: (907)424-7661