A little hideaway in a remote corner of Nevada.
There are recreation cabins sprinkled throughout the public lands of the west. These cabins are most often used for hunting, but they can be used for other purposes, such as a base camp to hike and bike from. These cabins tend to be primitive and are minimally stocked often with just walls and a roof, but some have wood burning stoves, bed frames and/or cookware--usually no running water. If you stay at one of these cabins, you should come prepared with everything you need--even at cabins that are historically well stocked, you never know what you're going to find, as vandals abound.
The unwritten rule is that you leave the cabins cleaner than you found them and do not leave food, as it attracts critters and can rot. If you pack it in, pack it out and if you use firewood that was there, leave some firewood behind. Luckily most people treat these cabins with respect, but the few who don't can ruin the experience for everyone.
Typically these cabins are maintained by hardworking, dedicated volunteers whose only payment is their love and enjoyment of these places.
Know that these cabins are typically first come first serve, but you may be sharing them with other users. Also, be sure to check with the managing agency (BLM, USFS, NPS, etc...) to learn about any permissions or permits you may need to acquire.
*hantavirus warning, be very careful of these cabins if they look like they've been abandoned for awhile or if there is rodent scat there could be hantavirus.
September 30, 2017 is National Public Lands Day. To celebrate this we are going to share images of public lands from our archives every day in September.
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