Public Lake Cabins of Alaska

Coghill Lake Cabin

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Coghill Lake Cabin offers opportunities for year-round rest and recreation near College Fiord in Prince William Sound. The cabin is nestled on a lagoon on the southwest shore of beautiful Coghill Lake, which is known for its excellent salmon fishing.
This remote site can be accessed by floatplane, which is typically a 50-minute flight from Anchorage or an hour from Cordova. Guests are responsible for their own travel arrangements and safety, and must bring several of their own amenities. Hike in options include accessing the Cabin via a very rugged three-mile trail leaving from Coghill Bay (East side of Port Wells).

Line up on the points on the north side of the bay in the pond where the cabin is (See red line on the picture in gallery). In this area it is deep enough. The south side of the little pond and west of the cabin is shallow.  The outlet to the sound is very shallow. The outlet between the pond and the lake is easy to navigate in a float plane.


The cabin is a 16×16-foot A-frame with a main floor and a sleeping loft. It accommodates up to six guests and comes equipped with wooden bunks, a kerosene heating stove, a table, benches and an outhouse with a pit toilet.
No water, electricity or fuel for the heater is provided. Guests are responsible for bringing their own drinking water, kerosene for heater (typically ~1 gallon/ day is sufficent), a cook stove, flashlights or lanterns, bedding, mattresses, toilet paper, garbage bags, cookware, dishes and utensils.


The cabin is located on the southwest shore of Coghill Lake, on the lagoon just before Coghill River, on the east side of College Fiord in Prince William Sound. Accessible via float plane (50 minutes from Anchorage or 60 minutes from Cordova). The lagoon has enough water to taxi a plane near the boardwalk by the cabin. The cabin can also be accessed by trail (three miles) from saltwater to the cabin. The Coghill River Trail is primitive and extremely difficult.

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