Pigot Bay Cabin

Area Status: Open
This area is Open
 

The 16 x 16 foot A-frame cabin has a main floor and a loft. It sleeps six and comes equipped with wooden bunks, a table with benches, an oil drip (Kerosene) stove, fire extinguisher and a broom. Cabin users must supply their own karosene fuel for the stove. Typically 1 gallon/ day is sufficent.

A new Composting Toilet has recently been built. The toilet has a seperating toilet seat which redirects urine into a leach field. The outhouse has been converted to a composting toilet and requires the user to add a small amount of peat (1/2 cup) after use. There is a metal bin for users to burn their toilet paper. Please burn TP. 

The gravel area in front of the cabin has a small campfire ring.

Water and electricity are not available. Visitors must bring their own supply of drinking water, especially since natural sources may be difficult to access. Any water from natural sources should be treated before drinking.
Items such as a cook stove, cooking gear, flashlights or lanterns, bedding, sleeping pads, trash bags, toilet paper and Kerosene are not provided.

Guests are expected to pack out trash and clean the cabin before leaving.

Overview

Pigot Bay Cabin is tucked away in a secluded and picturesque area of Prince William Sound. It is open year-round, offering an ideal base for exploration, recreation and relaxation.

The area can be accessed by float plane or boat, depending on conditions. The cabin is reached via a staircase from the beach. Visitors are responsible for their own travel arrangements and safety, and must bring several of their own amenities.

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 to noon.
Area Amenities: Picnic tables,Toilets
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 Recreation.gov.
Restrictions: Cabin is on a bluff 12 feet above ocean, access by steps.   Climate is usually wet, windy, and cool.  Inclement weather may cause an unexpected extension of the trip. Bring extra supplies to last 2-5 days. A personal cooking stove is recommended. Drinking water is sometimes difficult to obtain near cabin. Boil surface water for 5 minutes before drinking. Remember to pack out your trash.  Enjoy, but do not disturb the archaeological and historic sites in the vicinity.  You can contact a U.S. Forest Service office for more detailed information on safety precautions.
Information Center: Peak Season: May 1 – September 30 Non-peak Season: October 01 – April 30

General Information

Directions:

On the southwest shore near the head of Pigot Bay, northeast of Whittier.  Accessible via floatplane.

(40 minutes from Anchorage or 60 minutes from Cordova) or via boat (18 miles from Whittier).  Refer to USGS map, Seward D4.


General Notes:

Pigot Bay is steep-sided, but at its head is a wide outwash valley.  The area around the cabin is heavily forested.

The topography is very rugged limiting hiking in the area.  A small boat will greatly increase access and exploring potentials in this bay  and along the coast of Port Wells.  (Boats are not provided by the Forest Service)


General Notes:

Directions

The cabin is located on the southwest shore near the head of Pigot Bay, northeast of Whittier. Access by a float plane is a 40 minute trip from Anchorage or a 60 minute trip from Cordova. By boat, it is a 18 mile trek from Whittier. Check local tide reports to determine the most ideal arrival and departure times. This Cabin is not accessible via the road system. 

Natural Features

Pigot Bay Cabin is located on a tall bluff overlooking Pigot Bay. The bay is mostly steep-sided, but has a wide, shallow outwash valley at its head. The cabin sits at the edge of a dense evergreen forest, offering views over the bay to the mountains and glaciers beyond. Black bears, bald eagles and waterfowl (mainly geese at the head of the bay) are common visitors to the area (learn about bear safety). Mountain goats are sometimes seen on the surrounding cliffs. Prince William Sound supports such species as Dall's and harbor porpoises, harbor seals, sea otters and sea lions. A lucky few may even spot a pod of orcas or a humpback whale.

Recreation

The topography is very rugged, which limits hiking in the area. Visitors can bring kayaks to explore the bay along the coast of Port Wells, but should consult the local tide reports in advance for their safety. Fishing is fair for pink salmon in late July and early August in freshwater streams and the saltwater of the bay. Saltwater fishing is possible for halibut and red snapper (rockfish) near Pigot Bay and the western shore of Esther Island. Pigot Bay also offers some good shrimping spots. Digging for butter clams is possible on the few gravel beaches at the head of the bay. Hunting for deer and bear is allowed in designated seasons with the proper permits. Blueberries and raspberries are also available for picking in season.


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A visit to this cabin offers possibilities for wildlife

viewing, photography, exploring, hunting, and fishing. The topography is very rugged limiting hiking in the area.  A small boat will greatly increase access and exploring potentials in this bay  and along the coast of Port Wells.  (Boats are not provided by the Forest Service).  Mountain goats can sometimes be seen on the surrounding cliffs.

Cabin is on a bluff 12 feet above ocean, access by steps. Climate is usually wet, windy, and cool. Inclement weather may cause an unexpected extension of the trip. Bring extra supplies to last 2-5 days. Bringing a personal cooking stove is recommended. Drinking water is sometimes difficult to obtain near cabin. Boil surface water for 5 minutes before drinking. Remember to pack out your trash. Enjoy, but do not disturb the archaeological and historic sites in the vicinity.

Contact a U.S. Forest Service office for more detailed information on safety precautions.

Fees: 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.
Reservation required?: Y
Permit required?: Y
Difficulty Level: Moderate

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Amenities

Picnic tables
Toilets Outhouse
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Location

 
  Latitude : 
60.84277778

  Longitude : 
-148.3958333

 



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