BARANOF WILDERNESS LODGE

Southeast Alaska

Quick Facts

  • Price
    Starting at $5,395 Per Person
  • Trip Starting Point
    Juneau, Alaska
  • Lodge Type
    Wilderness Lodge
  • Capacity
    12 Guests
  • Location
    Southeast Alaska

Fishing & Guided Activities

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.

Lodge & Dining Details

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.

Sample Itinerary

6-Days of Fishing / 7-Nights Accommodations 
  • Day 1
    Arrive to King Salmon, Alaska in the late afternoon. Check in, be shown to room, receive a lodge tour and get equipped. After getting settled, meet with Crystal Creek Lodge head guide to outline desired activities for upcoming week before dinner. (Extra cost option: arrive early morning and fish a full day on the Naknek River. 
  • Day 2
    Fly to a small stream in Katmai National Park to walk and wade fish for trout and char. 
  • Day 3
    Fly to a small stream in Katmai Preserve to raft a river and fish for trout and char.
  • Day 4
    Fish the Naknek River for salmon and/or trout.
  • Day 5
    Fly out to a river near tidal water to fish for salmon arriving on the incoming tides.
  • Day 6
    Fly out to a to small stream in Becharof National Wildlife Refuge to walk and wade fish for char and Arctic grayling.
  • Day 7
    Repeat a favorite day or embark upon a new adventure elsewhere. Guest's choice!
  • Day 8
    Departure day - Depart lodge at 8:00 a.m. after breakfast to meet 9:20am flight to Anchorage.

Travel Details

How to get there

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.

Rates & Package Options

  • 6-Day / 7-Night All-Inclusive Package
    $11,975 Per Person
  • 4-Day / 4-Night All-Inclusive Package
    $9,250 Per Person

What’s Included

• 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.

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What’s Not Included

• Airfare between your home and King Salmon, Alaska
• Alcoholic beverages in excess of $250 per person per week
• Massage therapy services
• Staff gratuities

Rates are based on double occupancy and are subject to change
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