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.
LODGE INFORMATION AND ITINERARY
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.
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 our Kenai Riverside Fishing program. Upon arrival, you'll be greeted for an orientation and tour of our property with time to settle into your cabin before dinner. After being briefed by our 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 our experienced and friendly guides on the upper and lower Kenai River. We 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. 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.
TRAVEL TO ALASKA:
Please make sure you have your proper documents (US Drivers License or
passport) with you, your credit card and camera/video recorder.
If you booked a rental car with us that you will pick up upon arrival in
Alaska, please make sure you provide us with your flight arrival information so
that your car is ready for you when you arrive!
Also remember that Alaska has its own time zone. Alaska is 1 hour behind
Pacific Standard Time / 2 hours behind Mountain Standard Time / 3 hours behind
Central Standard Time / 4 hours behind Eastern Standard Time.
WHAT TO PACK:
Temperatures from June through August range between 60°F / 16° C to 80°F /
27°. May and September are typically cooler, with temperatures ranging between
45°F / 7° C to 55°F / 13° C. Temperatures in the winter can range from -40
degrees to 40 degrees.
If summer or winter the general rule for Alaska is casual, comfortable
clothing that can be worn in layers. The first layer should be something thin
and next to the skin (try to avoid cotton). The second layer adds warmth and
allows you the option of removing if it gets warmer (mostly fleece or similar).
The third layer should protect you against rain and wind if necessary.
For day cruises into Prince William Sound and Kenai Fjords National
Park, for example, we recommend an extra layer including a scarf, hat and
gloves, as it can be chilly on the boats - even in the summer!
Comfortable walking shoes or water repellent hiking boots are also
If you visit in the winter, your outer layer should
protect you against the cold and wind. Even so jeans are comfortable, they are
not ideal when it is really cold. Ski pants are protecting better against the
cold weather. Do not forget to bring a warm scarf, hat, gloves, and boots.