Kenai Riverside Fishing offers customized guided fly fishing pursuits for wild Rainbow trout, Dolly Varden, and salmon on Alaska's world-renowned upper Kenai River. Kenai Riverside Fishing is one of a select few commercial entities permitted to operate within the pristine Kenai National Wildlife Refuge, where guests can enjoy unparalleled fishing and awe-inspiring wildlife viewing opportunities.
Kenai Riverside Lodge specializes in drift boat-based fly fishing trips on the upper Kenai River. The upper Kenai is a non-motorized stretch of water that meanders a scenic 17-miles from Kenai Lake to Skilak Lake. Their float trips focus on the 10 miles of premium water within the most wild and remote portions of the Kenai National Wildlife Refuge, including the famed "Kenai Canyon". This section of river is famous among anglers for its abundance and size of wild rainbow trout and Dolly Varden, along with its healthy runs of sockeye (red) and silver (coho) salmon. This particular trip is highly recommended for the casual angler seeking a well-rounded Alaskan experience as well as the serious fly-fisher aiming to land the fish of a lifetime. Kenai Riverside Fishing takes great pride in customizing each trip to meet your specific fly fishing desires.
The Kenai Riverside Lodge is situated on the scenic banks of the upper Kenai River in Cooper Landing, perfectly situated in the heart of the Kenai Peninsula. The main log-style lodge is truly a "home away from home" including a lounge acquainted with comfortable leather seating, natural history library, wood fired stove, dining room, and bar. You'll feel right at home in their comfortable private cabins nestled around the wooded lodge property. Each cabin has two full size beds, private bath, controllable electric baseboard heater, warm cabin-style décor, deck, and relaxing Adirondack chairs. Each cabin receives fresh towels and daily cleaning services by the housekeeping staff.
All meals are served in the main dining room of the lodge. Guests wake up to a hearty breakfast buffet consisting of a variety of hot and cold favorites. While out on the river you'll enjoy a made-to-order deli-style lunch complete with assorted snacks, and hot and cold beverages. Their delicious dinners are served family-style and include appetizer, soup or salad, main entrées highlighting a variety of fresh Alaskan vegetables, meats, and seafood accompanied by fresh baked breads, and followed by decadent desserts. Their chefs take great pride in preparing each and every meal and make sure you never leave a meal hungry.
Part of the Alaskan experience includes "taking it all in" and this lodge has the amenities to help you do just that. Their facility includes an authentic Alaskan wood-fired log sauna, a newly remodeled riverside deck, natural history center/game room, and covered fire pit for the enjoyment of their guests. Overall, the lodge and its surrounding grounds and facilities have a genuine and unique Alaskan ambience. It's a wonderful place to relax and unwind after a great day on the river.
Located at Milepost 50.1 on the Sterling Highway, Kenai Riverside Lodge is an easy two-hour drive from Anchorage or one-hour drive from Seward. The Seward Highway is one of the most beautiful drives in the United States, unspoiled by billboards or fast food chains and boasting plenty of pull-outs and view points along the way. Mountain passes, Turnagain Arm, and evidence of the 1964 earthquake near Portage are all popular places to stop and take in the vistas with your eyes and camera.
For Kenai Riverside Lodge guests choosing round-trip transportation options, the lodge staff can meet you in Anchorage at your local area hotel at 2:30 p.m., or at the Alaska Airlines baggage claim area at 3:00 p.m. On the last day of your trip, they will bring you back to either the airport or local hotel by noon.