Food, Water, Shelter, and a Light Show

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Your Basic Needs Are Met, and Then Some.

 

Salcha River State Recreation Site near Fairbanks, Alaska offers this very basic “Public Use Cabin” for about $35 a night.  Assuming you’ve got your other two basic needs met (food and water), this is the perfect place to come, fish, relax, and then enjoy the night time light show!  A huge thanks to Terry from Northern Exposure Photography for cluing us into this spot, and for submitting these stunning photos of the cabin and the aurora borealis!

 

The Salcha River Public Use Cabin is approximately 40 miles southeast of Fairbanks just off the Richardson Highway and next to the Salcha River. Winter activities include snow machining, cross country skiing and my favorite, northern lights photography. In the winter it is a great quiet get away from the bustle in town all for the low price of$35.00 per night. Wildlife such as moose, grouse, ptarmigan and the very occasional brown bear can be seen. The cabin has the bare essentials. They include plywood sleeping platforms, a kitchen counter, shelves, table and benches, wood stove, fire extinguisher, and an outdoor latrine. One must bring their own drinking water and firewood. On the way to the cabin is the quaint Salcha Store and Service that is owned by the the Beckley Family who can provide most of the necessities one could possibly need. The great state of Alaska has state parks offers 66 cabins for rent by the public.These cabins are in 18 state park units, as far north as Fairbanks, in Interior Alaska, and as far south as Ketchikan, in Southeast Alaska. If you would like to reserve a cabin visit the state of Alaska website. Hurry though, popular location scan book months in advance! I hope you enjoy what our Great State of Alaska has to offer!

Salcha River SRS is 40 miles southeast of Fairbanks just off the Richardson Highway and next to the Salcha River. Winter activities include snow machining up or down the river (when frozen) and cross country skiing. Its location makes it a great get-away from Fairbanks. Cabin furnishings include plywood sleeping platforms, a kitchen counter, shelves, table and benches, wood stove, fire extinguisher, and an outdoor latrine. Firewood is not provided and can be hard to find at some cabins, so gather dead and down wood on your way in. For water, renters need to melt snow in the winter, or use the river. Please be sure to purify the water.

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photo by Northern Exposure Photography

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