Tiedeman Slough Cabin

Cordova, Alaska

Overview

Tiedeman Slough Cabin offers guests recreation, relaxation and a unique lodging experience in the Chugach National Forest. The remote site offers a scenic setting for birding, hunting and wildlife viewing, all within close distance from the cabin.

Access to the cabin is by float plane at high tide or by boat. Visitors are responsible for their own travel arrangements and safety and must bring several of their own amenities.

Recreation

Bird watching is exceptional near this cabin. Anglers will need to travel upstream of the boat launch to Alaganik Slough to find productive fishing waters, as fishing near the cabin is poor because of water turbidity. In Alaganik Slough, however, silver salmon run from August to September, and sockeye salmon are abundant in late June through July.

Hunters can take advantage of waterfowl, bear and deer hunting during designated seasons.

Facilities

The cabin is a 12 x 14 rustic structure furnished with wooden bunkbeds without mattresses that sleep up to six guests. The cabin is equipped with a table, oil stove, rainwater catchment barrel and an outdoor pit toilet.

The cabin does not have running water or electricity. Visitors must bring their own water, food, sleeping bags, sleeping pads, cook stoves, matches, cooking gear/utensils, light source, #1 stove oil, toilet paper, first aid kit and garbage bags

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Natural Features

The cabin is located on the east bank of the tidal slough in a low-lying area blanketed with alder and willow. Ponds dot the boggy landscape.

This area offers a diversity of wildlife. Copper River Delta is a major resting and feeding area for 20 million shore birds and waterfowl traveling the Pacific Flyway. Waterfowl in the area include dusky Canada geese, mallard, pintail, green-winged teal, gadwall, widgeon and shoveler.

Land mammals include brown bears, beaver, coyote, moose, wolf and land otters. Bear are most apparent during the spring as they hunt eggs and flightless birds. Sea mammals are not usually present, however, harbor seals will travel up slough following the salmon during their spawning runs.

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