Jack Bay Cabin

Area Status: Open

A 12 x 14-foot rustic cabin.

Sleeps 6, table, oil stove, rainwater catchment barrel, outhouse.

No running water, electricity, mattress or bedding, cooking utensils, stove oil or cut firewood.

At a Glance

Reservations: Cabin reservations can be made up to 180 days in advance by calling 1-877-444-6777 (518-885-3639 overseas)  or visiting www.recreation.gov. Cabin reservations (check-in  & check out time) are from noon
Fees: Per night prices range from $50-60 (2018 prices) depending on season. Cabin fees are based on non-peak/peak season. Seasons vary by cabin. A non-refundable service fee will be added to each reservation by Recreation.gov
Permit Info: For hunting and fishing regulations visit the Alaska Department of Fish and Game web page.
Information Center:

Cordova Ranger District

P.O.Box 280, Cordova, AK 99574 (907) 424-7661

General Information


The cabin is located at the east end of Jack Bay (off of Valdez Narrows). Access is by float plane (15 minutes from Valdez, 30 minutes from Cordova) or boat (20 miles from Valdez, 70 miles from Cordova). Tides affect access to this cabin. Please consult local tide tables. Click here for local tide information. (Click Predictions for Jack Bay under Valdez Arm in Prince William Sound.)

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Cabin Rentals

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 1-877-444-6777 (518-885-3639 overseas) or via internet at www.recreation.gov. Maximum stay for this cabin is 7 consecutive nights.

Status: Open
Reservation required?: Y
Permit required?: Y
Difficulty Level: Easy to More Difficult

River and Stream Fishing

This cabin is close to Valdez, so it is a fairly short trip by float plane or by boat. The bay is in a fjord with steep mountains on all sides. There is good pink salmon fishing right in front of the cabin. Coho fishing is good later in the year in the nearby creeks. These creeks are difficult to access without a boat.

Difficulty Level: Easy to More Difficult

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