Elevation : 40 ft
Located on the northeasterly shore of Holgate Arm in Aialik Bay (a 4 hour boat trip or 35 minute flight from Seward). Refer to USGS map, Blying Sound D-8.
Rustic Cabin, approximately 16' X 20' Facilities: Sleeps up to 6 people. Includes six wooden bunks, a work counter, table with chairs, diesel oil stove (fuel is provided), fire extinguisher, informational bulletin board, and smoke detector. Has a pit toilet. Fresh water is available nearby but it must be treated. Not included: Running water, electricity, mattress or bedding, cooking utensils.
Open spruce forest, boggy ground, abundant blueberries in late August. Cabin elevation is just above sea level.
Kayaking, boating, wildlife viewing, photography, and limited hiking. Spectacular views and sounds of calving ice from Holgate Glacier. Limited fishing opportunities within the salt water for halibut and rockfish (year round), and along the beaches at Pedersen Lagoon for red (late June to late July) and silver (late Aug. to late Sept.) salmon and dolly varden. A boat is required for access to these fisheries. Review Alaska Department of Fish and Game fishing regulations.
There are numerous bugs; headnets are highly recommended during the months of July and August. Heavy ice pack in Holgate Arm can make boating, kayaking and beach landings difficult at times. Expect to see tour boats daily.