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Creek Bend House

The Creek Bend House offers Alaskan residents the opportunity to own a residential property within an hour of Anchorage, and just minutes from Wasilla and Palmer. The property is located off the Old Glenn Highway at MP 5.25 near the Ekultna Tail Race and Knik River Public Use Area. These areas provide a wide variety of opportunities to ATV, bike, boat, hunt, fish and hike. It is minutes away from Palmer and Wasilla, which provide access to grocery stores, emergency services and much more. The address is 10585 S. Old Glenn Highway
Apparent Winner(s)

Creek Bend Brochure with photos, as-built survey, map, and more information! (PDF)

Brochure Errata (updated 10/2/2017)

Well Report (PDF)
Cost to Cure Report (PDF)
Updated Inspection Report (PDF)


Creek Bend House, Auction #483 Bidding Period
Bidding Begins 10:00 a.m., September 15, 2017
Bidding for State of Alaska Employees Ends 5:00 p.m., October 1, 2017
Bidding Ends 5:00 p.m., October 16, 2017
Opening of Sealed-Bids for Auction #483 10:00 a.m., October 19, 2017 at the Robert Atwood Building

May be available Over-the-counter if not sold at auction.

Open Houses

DNR will sponsor five Open Houses to offer prospective bidders the opportunity to view both the house and property.

  • Open House # 1
  • Saturday, September 16,2017
  • 10 am - 2 pm
  • Open House #2
  • Wednesday, September 20, 2017
  • 4 pm - 7 pm
  • Open House #3
  • Saturday, September 30, 2017
  • 10 am - 2 pm
  • Open House #4
  • Wednesday, October 4, 2017
  • 4 pm - 7 pm
  • Open House #5
  • Saturday, October 14, 2017
  • 10 am - 2 pm

The Creek Bend House is located 35 miles north of Anchorage and 8 miles south of Palmer, at mile post 5.25 of the Old Glenn Highway, 10585 S. Old Glenn..

Access to the parcel is from the Old Glenn Highway onto a gravel driveway.

The lot includes a 2516 sq. ft, single family house and 600 sq. ft cabin. The home includes 3 bedrooms and 2.5 baths. The frame is wood construction and concrete block foundation. It also has a laundry room, ample closet space, storage areas and a pantry. The main house is single story, the 2-car garage has a second story. The house and cabin are connected to the local electrical grid. The well is approximately 157 ft deep, the static water level is 122.9 ft and the pump rate is 5.3 gpm. A water right has been filed for this property by DNR. The application requested a total of 500 gpd for the single family home and 250 gpd for the cabin. DNR will transfer the water right at time of patent to the new land owner. The house is heated by forced air, powered by an oil furnace. The existing septic tank outfall is discharged to an on-site absorption system.

Easements affecting this parcel, as depicted on the as-built survey, may include, but are not limited to, utility easements. Information on restrictions, easements, reservations, and setbacks may be depicted on the as-built survey, the United States Survey, or be recorded separately.

There is a utility only access road that crosses the property from the Old Glenn Highway to the south boundary. The utility lines on and across the property were constructed without authorization. There is a well that serves the neighbor's property that is in trespass on this property. Several items have been removed from the main house, including but not limited to; the fuel oil tank, propane tank, all the kitchen cabinets, kitchen appliances, the wood stove and the sink and vanity for one of the bathrooms. DNR may be replacing the missing fuel tank before the auction. There is a potential RS 2477 route across this parcel, serialized as RST 2002. The location and status of this potential trail is subject to further research and adjudication. As with any other public or private land, if an RS 2477 is determined to exist, the property will be subject to the applicable 100' ROW along this route.

This area is within the boundary of the Matanuska-Susitna Borough and is subject to applicable platting authority, local ordinances and property assessments. Local ordinances may impose setbacks, easements, or restrictions in addition to those mentioned under Restrictions above. Please check with the borough for details of current ordinances.

In accordance with AS 34.70.010 Disclosures in Residential Real Property Transfers and AS 34.70.110 Waiver by Agreement, bidders agree that no disclosure is required and none will be provided. The winning bidder will be required to sign a Waiver by Agreement, to be submitted with the Declaration of Intent prior to contract or patent issuance. See page 20 for a sample document.

Important: In accordance with 11 AAC 67.022 No Warranty Implied, by selling, granting, or leasing land, the state does not give or imply any warranty as to the land's fitness, use, or suitability, or whether public utilities or services will be provided. It is the responsibility of the purchaser, grantee, or lessee to determine whether the land will meet their needs.
Parcels are sold AS IS and WHERE IS with all faults, and in the condition as of the date of the sale. The State of Alaska makes no warranty, expressed nor implied, nor assumes any liability whatsoever regarding the social, economic, or environmental aspects of the parcel, including, without limitation, the soil conditions, water drainage, access, or natural or artificial hazards that may exist, or the profitability of the parcel. It is your responsibility to inspect the property and be thoroughly acquainted with its condition prior to bidding or applying for a lease, contract, or patent. It is also the responsibility of all interested parties to determine and consider encumbrances, or the possibility of encumbrances, that may affect the use of the property, including those of record or apparent by inspection of the property, in your decision to enter into a lease, contract, or purchase.

Creek Bend Brochure with photos, as-built survey, map, and more information! (PDF)

To request a paper copy of the brochure, email and include your mailing address.

Brochure Errata (updated 10/2/2017)

The bidding period closed at 5:00 PM on October 16.

Public Information Offices

Southcentral Regional Office
550 West 7th Avenue, Suite 1360
Anchorage, AK 99501-3557
Phone: 907-269-8400
Fax: 907-269-8901

Northern Regional Office
3700 Airport Way
Fairbanks, AK 99709-4699
Phone: 907-451-2705
Fax: 907-451-2706

Southeast Regional Office
Southeast Regional Office
Mail to:
P.O. Box 111020
Juneau, AK 99801
Visit at:
400 Willoughby Ave., 4th Floor
Juneau, AK 99801
Phone: 907-465-3400
Fax: 907-465-3886

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