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 site can be accessed by float plane or boat, depending on conditions. The cabin is reached via...
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  • This facility is located in an extremely remote and wild area; before making a reservation, become aware of bear, water, and weather safety (including cold)
  • Recreating in Alaska can present both obvious and hidden dangers; please be aware of your surroundings and be prepared for extended stays due to occasionally poor weather
  • Water is not available at the cabin; guests must bring their own water supply
  • Please pack out all trash and food
  • Please be aware of the risks of Paralytic Shellfish Poisoning (PSP) before harvesting any shellfish
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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 site 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.

Natural Features:

Pigot Bay Cabin is located on 12 foot tall bluff overlooking Pigot Bay. The bay is mostly steep-sided, but has a wide 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.


The topography is very rugged, which limits hiking in the area. Visitors can bring kayaks to explore the bay and 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.


The 16 x 16 foot A-frame cabin has a main floor and a loft. It sleeps 6 and comes equipped with wooden bunks, a table with benches, a propane stove for heat, fire extinguisher and a broom. Propane may be available onsite during the summer season only (June-August).

The outhouse contains a pit toilet. 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.

Visitors arriving in winter need to bring a supply of propane. The propane hookup at the cabin is the same as a standard gas barbecue grill. Items such as a cook stove, cooking gear, flashlights or lanterns, bedding, sleeping pads, trash bags and toilet paper are not provided. Guests are expected to pack out trash and clean the cabin before leaving.

Booking Window
Mon Oct 20 2014 - Mon Apr 20 2015

Reservations can be made for today and can be made up to 6 Month(s) in advance.

Season Dates

Season Schedule

Park Season Start End
Peak Wed Jan 01 2014 Wed Dec 31 2014
Peak Thu Jan 01 2015 Thu Dec 31 2015
Services and Amenities
Within Facility
  • Bay Access
  • Berry Picking
  • Birding
  • Broom & Dust Pan
  • Bunkbed(s)
  • Cabin Rentals
  • Campfire Rings
  • Clam Digging
  • Fire Extinguisher
  • Fishing
  • Hunting
  • Pit Toilets
  • Propane Heat
  • Sea Kayaking
  • Table & Chairs
  • Wildlife Viewing
Fees and Cancellation Policies

Fees and Cancellation

Fee Information
Payment in full will be charged to your credit card upon completion of the reservation. A $9.00 non-refundable on line reservation fee may be charged for some facilities.

Payment Methods Accepted On-line:
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Changes and Cancellations
A $10.00 service fee will apply if you change or cancel your reservation. Late cancellations are subject to additional fees. For full details see NRRS Reservation Policy

Special Policy Applicable to this Facility
Only one change per reservation for all Alaska cabins is allowed. Change is defined as a modification to the start or end date of the reservation; after one change has been made, if additional changes are desired, the customer must cancel the current reservation and re-book the new dates.

Facility Rates*
Park Season Site Type Nightly/Daily Rates
Peak Season
Jan 01 2014 -
Dec 31 2014
Peak Season
Jan 01 2015 -
Dec 31 2015

*Displayed rates do not reflect discounts, attribute fees (electrical hook-ups / water hook-ups), taxes or incremental charges
**Weekly rates may not be available for all sites
Getting There
GPS Info. (Latitude, Longitude):
60.84306, -148.39583
60°50'35"N, 148°23'45"W

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.
Contact Information

Mailing Address:

145 Forest Station Road

Phone Number:

Project Office: (907)783-3242
Additional Information