Goose Bay Cabin

Area Status: Closed
This area is Closed

Due to damage from heavy winter snows during the 2011/2012 winter, Goose Bay cabin is closed. Once repairs are completed the cabin will re-open for public use.

A 12x14-foot log cabin that sleeps 6.

Cabin is equipped with wooden bunks, table, benches, a propane stove for heat, and an outhouse.

Not Included:

Running water, electricity, mattress or bedding, cooking utensils, cook stove. Propane for heater may be provided from June through August. Winter users need to supply their own propane. The hook up at cabin for propane is a 3/4 in. male pipe thread, (standard BBQ grill hook up).

Please call 907-783-3242 with questions.

At a Glance

Current Conditions: Closed due to structural damage sustained in Winter 2011-2012.
Reservations: Cabin reservations can be made by calling 1-877-444-6777 (518-885-3639 overseas)  or visiting Cabin reservations (check-in  & check out time) are from noon to noon.
Area Amenities: Toilets
Best Season: Summer
Busiest Season: Summer
Closest Towns:  Whittier
Restroom: Pit
Operated By: USFS

General Information


Goose Bay is approximately 25 miles southeast of Whittier in Prince William Sound. Climate is usually wet, windy and cool. This cabin offers possibilities for wildlife viewing, photography, exploring, hunting and fishing.

The area immediately around the cabin is wet muskeg and the best exploring is at elevation above the tree line. Campfires at this site should be contained to the tidal area to prevent damage to fragile muskeg.

Access via boat from Whittier Harbor, head east out of Passage Canal and across Port Wells. Head south into Culross Passage. Goose Bay is at the head of a narrow passage on the east side of Culross Passage directly across from Long Bay. The cabin is located near a small waterfall on the east side of the Proper Bay.

Access via floatplane: Approximately 45 minutes from Anchorage.

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Occupancy of Forest Service cabins is by permit only ($35 per night per party). Reservations may be made up to 180 days in advance by calling (877)444-6777 toll free, (518)885-3639 for overseas or via internet at


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