Shelter Bay Cabin

Area Status: Open
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A 12 x 20-foot rustic cabin.

Sleeps 6, table, wood stove, oil stove, splitting maul, saw, rainwater catchment barrel, outhouse.

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

At a Glance

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.
Fees Per night prices range from $50-75 (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
Closest Towns: Cordova
Water: rainwater barrel
Restroom: outhouse
Information Center:

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

General Information


Cabin is located on the Southwest shore of Shelter Bay on Hinchinbrook Island. Access is by float plane at high tide (20 minutes from Cordova) or wheeled plane at low tide (landing strip located 350 yards north of the cabin).

Access by boat (50 miles from Cordova). Boaters should inquire about local conditions before entering the bay. Please consult local tide table. Click here for local tide information. (Click Predictions Johnstone Point on Hinchinbrook Island in Prince William Sound.)

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General Notes:

In fall, winter, and early spring, the cabin may be inaccessible due to frozen lake surface (float planes cannot land). Please contact the local Forest Service Ranger District office for information prior to making reservations during these periods. From August 1 - 31, only one reservation per person is permitted.

Located on tidal bay. Surrounded by low hills, spruce-hemlock forest and muskeg openings.

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. Bring initial supply of water. Boil surface water 5 minutes before drinking. Bringing a personal cooking stove is recommended. Remember to pack out your trash. You can contact a U.S. Forest Service office to receive more detailed information on safety precautions.

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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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