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Interior of Public-Use Cabin

Thumb Cove State Marine Park

Porcupine Glacier Cabin

Porcupine Glacier Cabin Exterior

Cabin Specifications

★ 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
★ Latrine
★ Fire Ring
★ Table with Benches
★ Outside Bench

Porcupine 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.

Porcupine 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. Hiking into the valley behind the cabin is a popular trek with a gravel stream bed that crosses the beach east of the cabin providing good access.

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° 0'6.97" W149°18'5.62"

Special Notes:

** Pets must be under control at all times and you are responsible for cleaning up your pet's waste.

Treat or boil water before drinking!

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Important Info

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 reservation call center at 1-844-351-9733 9am-5pm..

Remember that these cabins are not hotels. Always be prepared! Be sure to bring:

  • Sleeping bag and pad or air mattress
  • Food
  • 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
  • Firewood
  • Flashlight
  • Lantern and fuel

Mission Statement

"The Division of Parks and Outdoor Recreation provides outdoor recreation opportunities and conserves and interprets natural, cultural, and historic resources for the use, enjoyment, and welfare of the people."

Accessibility Notice

Division of Parks & Outdoor Recreation

Atwood Building
550 West 7th Avenue
Suite 1380
Anchorage, AK 99501
DNR Public Information Center:
(907) 269-8400
DPOR Director's Office:
(907) 269-8700