The type of fishing you do while at Bear Trail Lodge is your choice. Whether it’s wading, drifting, casting or plugging, your guide will help you fish in whichever way you enjoy the most. You can fly fish or use conventional gear. There are streams that are fly fishing only areas and there are rivers that allow either fly fishing or conventional gear.
The location of Bear Trail Lodge, on the trophy-class Naknek River, assures guests will have the opportunity to fish each day during their stay. At Bear Trail Lodge, they have the best of both worlds. The fishing is excellent on their “home” river and the lodge is very close to many “fly-out” rivers in the region.
Many times throughout the season, especially when fishing big rainbow trout, the Naknek is the river of choice. Throughout the Bristol Bay and Lake Iliamna area, there are tremendous fishing opportunities allowing guests to see and experience the flavor of this great area. The central location of the lodge makes many of the remote streams very accessible and only a short flight away. Bear Trail Lodge is near Katmai National Park and Preserve, and they have permits to operate on “limited access” rivers. Bear Trail Lodge facilitates fly-outs to take guests to different rivers throughout the area to fish for all five species of salmon, arctic char, grayling and rainbow trout. These adventures are included in guest package prices.
The benefit of choosing to visit Bear Trail Lodge is whether you decide to fly-out to fish a nearby stream or stay and experience the wonders that our home river offers, your fishing day will be filled with adventure and excitement.
The Alaska Sportsman's Bear Trail Lodge consists of a very comfortable and inviting cedar main lodge that is complete with a commercial kitchen, a large dining room, a relaxing living room, a spectacular sun room with decks overlooking the stunning views of the Naknek River and the mountains of Katmai National Park. The guest cabins are well appointed with comfortable beds, private bathrooms, individual heaters, and comfortable couches. Of course all of the rooms have the impressive views of the river. The entire lodge is connected by a boardwalk which will lead you to a dramatic deck with a hot tub that is elevated 70 feet above the river and provides guests with the opportunity to relax while reflecting on the adventures of the day.
The lodge chef will prepare three hearty meals each day. All meals are served home style and are all-you-can-eat. Breakfast includes hot and cold cereals, muffins, breads, fruits, eggs, French toast, pancakes, bacon, sausage, reindeer sausage, juices, and coffee. The lunch usually consists of sandwiches and soups. A shore lunch can be arranged with your guide and adds a nice experience on a nice day. Dinner menus include Alaskan style appetizers, NY Strips, prime rib, crab legs, fresh salmon, halibut, shrimp, chicken, and pork. Complimentary beer and bottled wine is also served. Delicious desserts complete the meal.
Fish the world-class Naknek River by boat for King Salmon, Silver Salmon, or giant Rainbow Trout. Enjoy lunch on the river and return back to the Bear Trail Lodge dock in time for appetizers and dinner in the main lodge.
It's time to go home. Pack your bags and prepare your things for a morning departure back to Anchorage via commercial airline. The Bear Trail Lodge staff will drive you to the airport in King Salmon and assist you with getting checked in for your flight.
If you are joining us from outside of Alaska, you will fly by commercial aircraft to Anchorage International Airport (ANC).
There are no roads that lead to our lodge in Bristol Bay, Alaska so all guests arrive via a smaller, commercial air craft. Roundtrip transportation from Anchorage to King Salmon, Alaska is included in your reservation with our lodge. The flight from from Anchorage to King Salmon is approximately 1 hour and 5 minutes. When you arrive in King Salmon, our team will greet you at the airport. A team member will assist you with your bags and provide you transportation via courtesy shuttle to our lodge.
There are no additional transportation costs associated with staying at our lodge.
• Airfare to the Lodge from Anchorage
• Fly-outs (Air charted fishing and adventure)
• Licensed Guides and Guided Fishing/Activity
• All Necessary Fishing Gear, Rods, and Reels
• All Meals - Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, and Snacks
• Cabin Accommodations
• Food and Drinks (including beer and wine)
• National Park Service Use Fees
• Daily Maid Service
• Fish Packaging for Take Home