Aialik Public Use Cabin
Map of Aialik Bay Cabin (168 KB)
The Aialik Bay Cabin is located on a five-acre lease on Port Graham Native Corporation land at the upper end of Aialik Bay. The cabin is approximately a 2-4 hour boat trip or a 30-minute flight from Seward. If you wish to access Port Graham lands outside of the leased area, you must get a permit in advance by contacting Port Graham Corporation at (907) 284-2212.
The cabin is on a long cobble beach with great views of Aialik Glacier. It’s surrounded by salmon berries and alders and backs up to a spruce forest where you can find plenty of blueberries. The beach is one of the few where you can explore Aialik Bay on foot. At low tide you can walk for over a mile, exploring tide pools and watching wildlife. Keep an eye out for bald eagles, sea birds, otters and harbor seals. Black bears also frequent this area so it is essential to keep all food, garbage and other scented items secured in the cabin at all times.
Some years there is a late run of pink salmon up into the small lagoon behind the cabin. The lagoon is a good protected area to explore by kayak and there is a nice ‘ghost forest’ associated with the wetland.
Did You Know?
There are 3 distinct types of Orca whale that roam the waters around Kenai Fjords National Park: residents that eat fish, transients that eat marine mammals, and less frequently viewed offshore orcas that stay in open water eating fish - including sharks.