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Kenai Riverside Lodge
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Kenai Riverside Lodge offers the perfect balance of unique accommodations,
home-cooked meals, and an array of activities to choose from. The banks of the
upper Kenai River offer productive fishing for sockeye salmon, silver salmon,
rainbow trout and dolly varden. The lower Kenai River offers the ultimate chase
for the world's largest king salmon or hard-fighting silvers, depending on the
season. Enjoy Fish and swap stories with some of the most experienced (and
friendliest) guides on the Kenai River.



Kenai Riverside Lodge is situated on the scenic banks of the Upper Kenai River in Cooper Landing, the heart of the Kenai Peninsula. The Lodge has authentic and uniquely Alaskan ambience. There is nothing quite like relaxing on the lodge's expansive riverside deck while scoping for a bald eagle or watching salmon swim by in the mesmerizing turquoise waters of the Kenai. You can relax in your cabin when you are not fishing at this world famous fishing destination.


Day 1/Arrival: Plan to be picked-up in Anchorage in the afternoon between 14:00H and 15:00H (exact times to be specified at time of booking, depending on your pick up point). Depart the city for a scenic two hour drive to Cooper Landing, home of Kenai Riverside Lodge and the Kenai Riverside Fishing program. Upon arrival, you will be greeted for an orientation and tour of the property with time to settle into your cabin before dinner. After being briefed by the seasoned fishing staff on what to expect over the next few days, enjoy a relaxing evening and prepare for tomorrow's fishing adventure.

Day 2 +: Fishing days, as selected in advance of your visit, are based from Kenai Riverside Lodge. Fish up to eight hours per day with other anglers (novice to accomplished) and the experienced and friendly guides on the upper and lower Kenai River. Fishing takes place by boat or on the riverbanks. The lodge can also arrange for halibut charters, as well as coho salmon fishing in Resurrection Bay, depending on the season, and special fly-out fishing adventures (all those options would be at additional cost). Your fishing options and destinations will be scheduled in advance of your visit.  

Departure day: After breakfast, bid farewell to Kenai Riverside Lodge and return to Anchorage via shuttle arriving by noon.


General Guideline for fishing!
June 11 - June 25: First run of sockeye salmon plus first run of king salmon.
July 15 - July 31: Second run of king salmon.
July 15 - August 10: Second run of sockeye salmon
August 1 - August 20: Silver salmon on Resurrection Bay
August 20 - September 5: Silver salmon on the Lower Kenai.
August 5 - End of September: Prime trout fishing on the Upper Kenai River
July through September: Fishing for Dolly Varden 

Fishing takes place from shore, in drift or power boats. Please note that rivers can be closed to fishing for certain time periods to protect the salmon. There also are limits for each type of fish being able to fish/keep depending on the type of fish. Some fish, like trout is catch and release only. Those regulations have been established to protect the different fish species and it may change from season to season. Often, each person is limited to 2 catches either per day or per season. The outlined "fish" schedule is approximate only to give a general guideline.

Tour Highlights

  • Experience a wide variety of fishing options
  • Lodge stay on the scenic banks of Kenai River

Tour Includes

  • Meals at lodge during stay
  • Fishing gear and equipment
  • Fishing up to eight hours per day (by boat in nearby river system)
  • Transfer to/from Anchorage
  • All taxes and fees.

Not included: Shipping fee for packaged fish, alcoholic beverages, Fishing license/King salmon stamp, gratuities to staff. Also not included are special fishing trips such as Halibut Fishing, fishing in Resurrection Bay or fly-out fishing trips. Hotels in Anchorage prior /after the fishing package is also not included, however can be arranged by us! Please contract us for options and rates!

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