Thumb Cove State Marine Park
Spruce Glacier Cabin
★ Minimum Occupancy: 1 Guest
★ Maximum Occupancy: 8 Guests
★ Site Access Method: Floatplane or Boat
★ Stay Limit: 7 Nights
★ Check-in/out Time: 12:00pm
★ Pets Allowed: Yes**
★ Fees: (see fee page)
★ Cabin Dimensions: 16' x 16'
★ Heating Method: Wood Stove
★ Two full-size bunks
★ Fire Ring
★ Table with Benches
★ Outside Bench
Spruce Glacier cabin is in Thumb Cove State Marine Park. Thumb Cove State Marine Park is located on the east side of Resurrection Bay, approximately 7.5 miles from Seward. The park includes the southeast shoreline of the cove—a long beach with fine to medium sand and beach gravel; forested uplands of spruce, hemlock and alder. The most striking geologic feature in the park is Porcupine Glacier, towering above the park.
Spruce Glacier cabin offers a host of recreational opportunities for the outdoor enthusiast. Salmon fishing, hiking, spectacular scenery and wildlife viewing are some of the recreational opportunities available at this location. The remains of a barge that drifted into the cove after the 1964 earthquake and tsunami can still be seen on the beach. At very low tides, a small mudflat is revealed and eelgrass beds exist in this area. Boaters please avoid anchoring in the eelgrass if possible, as it is an important habitat for juvenile fish.
The park and cabins can only be reached by private boat, floatplane, or commercial water taxi service. If using a private boat, please use the caution necessary for coastal Alaskan waters with respect to tides, weather, currents and your party's abilities and experience level. The waters of Resurrection Bay are generally choppy in afternoons and can become hazardous to small watercraft.
GPS: N60° 0'19.43" W149°17'35.51"
** Pets must be under control at all times and you are responsible for cleaning up your pet’s waste.
A wheelchair accessible boardwalk leads from the beach berm to the cabin, approximately 300' back from the steep, cobbled beach. Wheelchair- assisted access will be necessary from the beach landing to the boardwalk.
Check Availablility on Reserve America
Once you make a reservation, you will receive a confirmation e-mail from Reserve America with important information about the cabin. Print out this confirmation e-mail and bring it with you to the cabin. If you do not receive a confirmation e-mail within 24 hours of making the reservation, please contact the DNR Public Information Center at (907) 269-8400 Mon - Fri 10am-5pm.
Remember that these cabins are not hotels. Always be prepared! Be sure to bring:
- Sleeping bag and pad or air mattress
- Cookware, dishes, utensils
- Cooking stove and fuel
- Matches, lighters, paper fire starter
- AA batteries for smoke detectors
- First aid items
- Plastic trash bags
- Jug of water
- Saw or axe, just in case
- Lantern and fuel