Nellie Martin River Cabin

Area Status: Open
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A 12 x 14-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, cut firewood or stove oil.

At a Glance

Reservations: Cabin reservations can be made 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 to noon.
Fees Per night prices range from $50-100 (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

General Information

Directions:

The cabin is located 60 miles SW of Cordova on the north side of Nellie Martin River on Montague Island (45 minutes from Cordova; 45 minutes from Seward, by air). Access is by wheeled plane on the beach at low tide, please consult local tide table. Click here for local tide information. (Click Predictions for Patton Bay on Montague Island in Prince William Sound.) The cabin is located 3/4 mile from beach landing area.


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Directions:

The cabin is located 60 miles SW of Cordova on the north side of Nellie Martin River on Montague Island (45 minutes from Cordova; 45 minutes from Seward, by air). Access is by wheeled plane on the beach at low tide, please consult local tide table. Click here for local tide information. (Click Predictions for Patton Bay on Montague Island in Prince William Sound.) The cabin is located 3/4 mile from beach landing area.


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General Notes:

The Nellie Martin River Cabin is located within the Chugach National Forest. Some of the land within a 1/2 mile (northwest) of the cabin is owned by Chugach Alaska Corporation (CAC), and was roaded and logged by the Corporation from 1994 to 1998. Access on CAC land is by permit only. The Corporation is located at 540 E. 34th Ave. in Anchorage, Alaska 99503; or can be reached at (907) 563-8866. For a detailed map of land ownership in this area please contact the Cordova Ranger District at (907) 424-7661.


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River and Stream Fishing

Cutthroat Trout
Dolly Varden
Pink Salmon
Coho Salmon
June - Mid September
June - Mid September
Mid July - Mid August
August - Mid September

The Nellie Martin River has one of the largest coho salmon runs in the Prince William Sound area, so the river gets heavy use when the fish are in. It’s best to make your cabin reservations early. Anglers also tent camp in the area, but are requred to camp at least 300 feet away from the cabin. Thus, unlike some of the other cabins, you probably won’t have the area to yourself.

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.

Permit required?: Y
Difficulty Level: Intermediate

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Location

 
  Latitude : 
59.91416667

  Longitude : 
-147.50005

 



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