Where is Lake Selby?

The eight million acre Gates of the Arctic National Park and Preserve surrounds Peace of Selby, and offers our wilderness lodge guests solitude and serenity.

All of the cabins owned by Peace of Selby are North of the Arctic Circle. See our map page for the area surrounding the cabins. Selby Lake is located approximately 300 miles northwest of Fairbanks, Alaska, the second largest city in the state with a population of about 80,000 people. The region in which the cabins are located is known as the Upper Kobuk, and is in the Brooks Range.


What did other people think?

"This is the Alaska I had hoped existed. A spectacular setting for a cozy lodge with excellent food and wonderful people. Thanks to Be, Art, Dee, and Henson for a vacation that was both peaceful and exciting! I hope to be back soon!" - Anne C., Jericho, Vermont

Our guests continually let us know how much their trip to Peace of Selby Wilderness has meant to them. Read our testimonials for a flavor of what your trip can be.



What should I bring?

This is a general guideline, which can be tailored to your planned activities.

*NOTE: Access to the remote Alaskan Bush is by small aircraft with limited capacity. Therefore, please restrict personal baggage to 40 pounds or less. Excess baggage will be accommodated at your expense.

  • Sleeping bag (synthetic fiber - rated to 0 degrees F. - Fall)
  • Sleeping mat
  • Internal frame rucksack
  • Small day rucksack
  • Matches in waterproof case
  • Waterproof gear bag
  • Hat - (wool or fleece for Fall)
  • Ball cap with visor
  • Sun glasses
  • Wind breaker/Rain jacket
  • Rain hat
  • Rain pants
  • Waterproof gloves, insulated (Fall)
  • Camp shoes
  • Knee high rubber boots or hip waders
  • Sturdy waterproof hiking boots, well broken in
  • Wool sweater or polarfleece jacket
  • Jeans or medium weight pants
  • Cotton or flannel shirts
  • Wool trousers and shirts (Fall)
  • Synthetic fiber vest
  • Polypropylene long underwear, pants and shirt (Fall)
  • Underwear shirt, short sleeve
  • Underwear brief
  • Cotton and wool socks
  • Wool gloves (Fall)
  • Camera and film
  • Binoculars
  • Bug repellant
  • Personal knife & sharpener
  • Journal
  • Water bottle
  • Toiletries
  • Moleskin, for hiking abrasions
  • Personal medication
  • Hunting gear
  • Fishing gear and fishing license




Are there any birds?

This is only a list of birds that have already been seen at Selby Lake. We are continually adding to the list.

  • Canada Goose
  • Whistling Swan
  • Yellow-billed Loon
  • Common Loon
  • Arctic Loon
  • Red-throated Loon
  • Mallard
  • Red-breasted Merganser
  • Common Scoter
  • Surf Scoter
  • White-winged Scoter
  • Green-winged Teal
  • Pintail
  • Old Squaw
  • Lesser Scaup

  • Solitary Sandpiper
  • Spotted Sandpiper
  • Lesser Yellow Legs
  • Baird's Sandpiper
  • Least Sandpiper
  • Western Sandpiper
  • Semipalmated Sandpiper
  • Common Snipe
  • Red-necked Phalarope
  • Wilson's Phalarope

  • Glaucous Gull
  • Iceland Gull
  • Mew Gull
  • Glaucous-winged Gull
  • Herring Gull
  • Bonaparte's Gull
  • Arctic Tern
  • Long-tailed Jaeger
  • Tree Swallow
  • Gray Jay
  • Common Raven
  • Rusty Blackbird
  • American Robin
  • Varied Thrush
  • Bohemian Waxwing
  • Yellow-winged Warbler
  • Arctic Warbler
  • Myrtle Warbler
  • Hoary Redpoll
  • Common Redpoll
  • White-winged Crossbill
  • Dark-eyed Junco
  • Slate-colored Junco
  • Black-capped Chickadee
  • White-crowned Sparrow
  • Fox Sparrow
  • Savannah Sparrow
  • Alder Flycatcher
  • Ruby-crowned Kinglet
  • Swainson's Trush
  • Belted Kingfisher
  • Yellow-shafted Flicker
  • Wandering Tattler
  • Dipper>
  • Downy Woodpecker
  • Hairy Woodpecker
  • Yellow SHafted Hicker
  • Three-toed Woodpecker
  • Bald Eagle
  • Gyrfalcon
  • Osprey
  • Great Horned Owl

  • Ptarmigan
  • Spruce Grouse
  • Pine Grosbeak



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