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Kavik, Alaska

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Population: 1

Location: 69°40'35"N   146°54'4"W  It is about 20 miles from the Arctic Ocean on Alaska's North Slope. The closest big city is Fairbanks, which is 500 miles to the south. The closest road is 80 miles to the west.

Amenities: The hub (and only residence) of the town is a remote camp that caters to rugged individuals who wish to camp, hike, hunt, bird watch and explore the arctic terrain. Kavik River Camp offers the home comforts of food, showers and laundry.

How to Get There: The town is only accessible by plane and features a small airstrip with a 1.25 mile long runway as well as Avgas and jet fuel for resale.

Weather:
Kavik is considered arctic climate with long, very cold winters with few hours of sunlight and short, cool summers. In the winter,temperatures can reach as low as –60°F and winds can be over 60 miles an hour.

Features:
Kavik River Camp is an old exploration camp that has been revived as an eco-tourism camp. Kavik offers wide open spaces and plenty of unique high arctic flora and fauna such as wolves, foxes, arctic squirrels, ermine and raptors. It is also a wonderful place to witness the great caribou migration.

16 comments
Marty C.
Marty C.

Do you have employment opportunities there?

JP Knute
JP Knute

Hi Sue, are you getting enough sleep with the season on?


JP Knute
JP Knute

Hi Sue you getting much sleep these days?


Cheryl Mahoney
Cheryl Mahoney

you wanna be a light house keeper but your in Alaska?


Patricia Lewis
Patricia Lewis

Do you have other folks there this time of the year?  Here in Florida I will not go outside much until late September, so I was wondering If this is the time of the year that your camp is open.

Jeanie Piecara
Jeanie Piecara

I totally understand the desire/need to be away from people. I know that humans are supposed to be gregarious but I never was and never will be. That's not to say I dislike everyone but as a species, I'm not a fan of mankind and much prefer the company of animals and even plants! So it's good to see someone like Sue out there on her own, bravely fending for herself, doing what she wants to do and being where she wants to be. She sparkles like the snow that surrounds her, with her enthusiasm for life.  She's one of those rare people who I really admire. 

Linda Brennan
Linda Brennan

If I were younger and in better health, I would love to visit Sue at Kavik.....I'm sure she is full of stories and interesting tidbits about her life there!  It's fascinating to watch her on her show.......people with negative comments regarding her and her way of life must be envious or jealous......she has got to be some special person to have survived the years of her life there.  I was surprised to see she was building her a private living area because I didn't know she shared it with the dining area...... I'm sure she and her little fox friends are grateful for the privacy.  I was also surprised to learn how she watches the behavior of the foxes to help with her self preservation from predators..... Hang in there Sue!  I am an avid fan of yours!

LadyAlexandria Lewis
LadyAlexandria Lewis

I reminds me of some of thing I used to do the Fairbanks to  Prudhoe Bay run in a truck for a number of years


LadyAlexandria Lewis
LadyAlexandria Lewis

I reminds me of some of thing I used to do the Fairbanks to  Prudhoe Bay run in a truck for a number of years


Robbie Dyer
Robbie Dyer

I would love to visit this camp. I am a loner and if I were younger I would love to have a place and a job like this.