I live on Alexander Creek and have seen and been involved in conflicts involving the state strip here on the creek. We have a few overzealous cabin owners who seem to think they own at least half the creek, the state strip, and any moose within a five mile radians. Just recently a man that has had a cabin here for 25 years was basically accosted for landing on the strip to go to his cabin. There is a public easement to the creek also. Pilots have been kicked off this strip by someone claiming the strip to be Private (this is an illegal act), other cabin owners have been told they can't hunt there even though it is State land. I have even been informed on social media to tell others to quit landing on our land because there are no tie downs for anyone else. Now mind you this is a man that just bought a cabin here not even five years ago.
As a resident for many years I'm done putting up with this behavior. The strip is public and any one who has a cabin here has a right to access their property. Any Pilot flying in this state has a right to land there anytime they please. I am in no way wanting a million people to show up where I live. I live here so I can be away from the insanity. The thing is I understand that the only thing I control is the Five acres I live on. The people I have met running around in boats and even landing on the strip are a lot more enjoyable than the selfish land Barron's!
So, I'm going to either reclaim my old tie down spot (which might not be possible since I don't own it and nether does anyone else own their tie down spots), or I will make a spot and mark it transient parking for visitors. And if these Land Barron's continue to claim rights that are not theirs then I will be informing all of you here on Alaska outdoor forum members of my first annual Alexander Creek Fly in Barbeque!
So, if you are as adment as I am about this subject, come on out and check out the strip. If anyone comes out to the strip and questions you make sure you tell them that Mike Mason informed you that this is a public strip! And fly safe!