by Channel 2 News staff
Friday, May 21, 2010
ANCHORAGE, Alaska -- The state is encouraging Alaskans to participate in its 2010 lottery for remote cabin sites.
The state Department of Natural Resources is offering 155 sites to stake in four areas of the Northern and Southcentral regions. Officials say the lottery allows eligible Alaskans to stake a parcel of state land, lease it until surveys and appraisals are complete, and then buy it at fair market value.
According to officials, the parcels being offered are best reached by boat or plane. Those interested have until 5 p.m. on June 1 to apply for the June 18 lottery. There is a $25 filing fee for each staking site.