You may choose your fishing experience each day, from freshwater to saltwater, stream or lake, light tackle spinning, or flies. World class waters are all a short hike or boat ride from our lodge.
The unpressured waters around Baranof Wilderness Lodge offers the some of the most abundant and diverse salt and freshwater fishing available in Alaska. Dozens of spectacular bays, estuaries, fishing streams and lakes within a short boat ride or hike from the lodge offer premier angling.
Baranof Wilderness Lodge use barbless tackle and practice catch & release for all fresh water fisheries. At the Lodge, they will package and freeze one box of halibut and salmon (from salt water) per guest for travel home.
Baranof Wilderness Lodge is comfortable and spacious along with its guest cabins. The lodge facility is surrounded by lush green ancient forests. The rooms are spacious, and elegantly furnished with pine paneling, armoires, and baseboard heaters with guest-controlled thermostats. Baranof features complete private bathroom facilities with hot showers, wash basins with hot and cold running water, and flush toilets. The on site housekeeping staff provides towel and linen service.
No matter which of the many exciting activities you select, your appetite will be sharpened by the aroma of fresh bread, homemade chocolate chip cookies, and sumptuous appetizers and hor's dourves prepared daily by the chef. Baranof Wilderness Lodge meals are served family style, from a colorful, varied menu inspired by the local halibut, salmon, crab, shrimp, and clams. The lodge's own vegetable and herb garden supplements the bountiful catch from the days' excursions.
Crystal Creek Lodge is located on the Naknek River 5 miles East of King Salmon and 285 miles southwest of Anchorage, Alaska.
When traveling to Crystal Creek Lodge you must secure commercial Airfare from your home to King Salmon, Alaska (AKN). The details of booking flights in and out of King Salmon will be provided when you make a reservation. There are no roads or ferrys to King Salmon.
Some guests, mainly those living in the western United States, may be able to travel from their city of origin to King Salmon in one day. However, the majority of Crystal Creek Lodge guests need a Saturday overnight stay in Anchorage. A list of suggested hotels and restaurants will be provided when you make a reservation.
King Salmon Airport is a former U.S. Air Force Base with an 8500 ft. paved runway and a small terminal to serve the local community of 443 residents. King Salmon is served by Alaska Airlines and Peninsula Airways. There is ample parking for private aircraft.
The lodge staff will meet you at the King Salmon Airport and provide transportation to the lodge in our passenger van. The drive from the airport to the lodge takes approximately 20 minutes.
• Advertised days guided fishing, adventure or hunting activities
• Advertised nights double-occupancy accommodations
• Three meals per day
• Up to $250 per person bar credit
• All fishing equipment
• Fishing and hunting licenses
• Preparation of all harvested fish & game and an airline-approved non-insulated shipping container
• Daily housekeeping and midweek laundry services
• Transfers between the King Salmon Airport and the Lodge • All local taxes.
• Airfare between your home and King Salmon, Alaska
• Alcoholic beverages in excess of $250 per person per week
• Massage therapy services
• Staff gratuities