Kenai River Sportfishing Lodge
Kenai River Sportfishing Lodge
The best fishing operation on the world-famous Kenai River for anglers of all abilities. Extensive permits for upper and lower Kenai means more options to catch salmon, rainbow trout, and Dolly Varden. On the fly or light tackle, expert guides put you on the fish! Enjoy cozy log cabins and a relaxing main lodge with riverside deck, fire pit, and a wood fired sauna. Fine dining in the wilderness served family style. 6wt to 7 wt rods with floating lines.
The Kenai River is home to several species of salmon, as well as rainbow trout and Dolly Varden. Stretching 82 miles between Kenai Lake and Cook Inlet, the river has two distinct, and unique, fisheries: Upper and Lower Kenai River. The Upper Kenai is great for fishing sockeye and silver salmon in season, but the fun really begins late season, when the fattened trout and Dollies start hitting the flies! Trout up to 30” are caught in this scenic stretch. The Lower Kenai is home to hard fighting, hard hitting king salmon action, and our custom Willie Predator power boats are nimble and comfortable for up to 4 fishermen. Nothing beats landing a huge, 55+ pound king salmon! Also popular on the Lower Kenai are silver salmon, a fun fish to catch for any angler. Another great reason to choose Kenai River Sportfishing Lodge? Resurrection Bay! When silver salmon are in season, our guides take our power boats to Seward, load up the fishermen and gear, and haul in the silver salmon, often limiting out. This is a great way to extend a Kenai River trip – with a different fishery and change of scenery. Guests seeking Alaska’s ‘barn door’ halibut can charter through Kenai River Sportfishing Lodge with our favorite halibut captains in Seward, AK. River or bay, your fishing trip will be full of great fishing memories!
Two to seven day packages are available:
2 Day / 3 Night: $1625
3 Day / 4 Night: $2225
4 Day / 5 Night: $2895
5 Day / 6 Night: $3475
6 Day / 7 Night: $3895
7 Day / 8 Night: $4475
For guests looking to take a day or more to see other parts of Alaska, Kenai River Sportfishing Lodge is once again a perfect answer. As a division of Alaska Wildland Adventures, we are able to suggest and provide alternative activities for a day of your fishing trip (a guided hike, a raft trip, even horseback riding or a flightseeing trip!) as well as a seamless connection to a 2, 3 or up to 11 day tour of the Kenai Peninsula and Denali National Park. We own two other lodges: Kenai Backcountry Lodge, a boat-in only secluded wilderness lodge on the banks of Skilak Lake, and Kenai Fjords Glacier Lodge, a boat-in only seacoast lodge nestled on Pedersen Lagoon in Kenai Fjords National Park. This lodge features sea kayaking, canoeing and amazing glacier and marine wildlife experiences that complement your fishing adventure perfectly. Our Alaska Wildland Adventures website does a great job of sharing all that we have to offer, and our friendly reservations staff will gladly work with you to put together an Alaska vacation of a lifetime, including your fishing trip and more. Call us at 1.800.334.8730.
Always a sticky question, we do encourage you to show your enthusiasm for your guide’s work with a tip for service. We like to emphasize that gratuity is not expected but deserved. We usually see 5 – 10% of the package price, which is distributed to your guides as well as all of the other people who contributed to your trip. Truly, tips are appreciated in any amount and if you feel your guide has outdone himself, a generous tip certainly sends a strong thank you.
Kenai River Sportfishing Lodge encourages and welcomes spouses and families to fish together on the Kenai River. We can accommodate children 13 and up, and are happy to arrange a float trip on the Kenai or guided hike in the Chugach for those who choose not to fish, or would like to take in the scenery of Cooper Landing in a different way for the day. Guests meet back up mid-afternoon to enjoy the lodge grounds, horseshoes, volleyball, badminton, or a good book on the deck. At Kenai River Sportfishing Lodge, we enjoy helping our guests plan an itinerary that works for everyone in their party.