Chulitna Lodge Wilderness Retreat



    Bristol Bay, AK, USA






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    Chulitna Lodge is 180 miles from the nearest road, with fly-in access only. A historical landmark on the shores of Lake Clark National Park, home of Dick Proeneke and his famous black and white film "Alone in the Wilderness".

    From the 1932 homesteaders who built the original cabin, to its current function as vacation destination and artist's retreat, Chulitna Lodge has maintained a magical rustic nature.

    Everyone knows Alaska to be a premiere location for great fishing. Chulitna Lodge has scoured by flight and boat over the huge region of Southwest Alaska to find the best locations and guides available. The fishing is always fantastic, and our beautiful Lodge offers a fantastic location to base our large array of day fishing trip options by float plane, jet-boat, raft, and foot.

    Our Mission: to share a love for responsible exploration of our worlds most remote locations, with the intent of passing forward the value of maintaining such places wild, and to personally reap the benefits of life a world apart.

    What Do We Fish For?

    May 15 to Oct 15
    • Arctic Grayling
    • Dolly Varden
    • Halibut
    • Northern Pike
    • Chinook (King) Salmon
    • Coho (Silver) Salmon
    • Sockeye (Red) Salmon
    • Steelhead
    • Lake Trout
    • Rainbow Trout


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    1 nights / 1 days fishing | Beachcomber Package (groups of 4-8)
    Private cabins, gourmet meals. Unguided fishing for Greyling, Lake Trout or Pike accessed by foot, kayak, or boat drop-off (your choice). Add US$300/group of 1-6 people for a fantastic guide. Trip can be intermingled with Ultimate Alaskan Adventure Package days for incredible fly-outs!
    1 nights / 1 days fishing | Beachcomber Package (2-3 guests)
    Double occupancy cabins, gourmet meals. Unguided fishing for Greyling, Lake Trout or Pike accessed by foot, kayak, or boat drop-off (your choice). Add US$300/group of 1-6 people for a fantastic guide. Trip can be intermingled with Ultimate Alaskan Adventure Package days for incredible fly-outs!
    1 nights / 1 days fishing | Beachcomber Package (single occupancy cabins - up to 6 guests)
    Single occupancy cabins, gourmet meals. Unguided fishing for Greyling, Lake Trout or Pike accessed by foot, kayak, or boat drop-off (your choice). Add US$300/group of 1-6 people for a fantastic guide. Trip can be intermingled with Ultimate Alaskan Adventure Package days for incredible fly-outs!
    1 nights / 1 days fishing | Ultimate Alaskan Adventure
    This is our marquis trip for those wishing to catch lots of fish of multiple species, and take advantage of the best boats, planes, and guides available. You will fly daily from the beach in front of your cabin to key spots where jet-boats, inflatable rafts, or shore fishing will be explored. Our guides have decades of experience and are dedicated to your successful day. Mix and match this with our beachcomber package days as desired.

    Unless otherwise stated, prices do not include taxes, gratuities, or fishing license/stamp.

    • All our trips are fully customizable, so tell us you only want to focus on, say, Rainbow and Steelhead, or Silver Salmon, and your wish is our command.
    • Children under 4y.o. free!
    • The "Ultimate Alaska Package" varies only slightly if not a group of 5-6.

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    180 miles from the nearest road, and situated on a lake about 6 times the size of Manhattan. Our well crafted facilities allow you to comfortably immerse yourself in nature, without giving up many of the creature comforts found in modern luxury.

    Private Cabins
    Experienencing this remote wilderness does not have to mean "roughing it". Heated mattress pads with down comforters in private cozy sleeping cabins make for a restful nights sleep for the early rising adventurer.

    Corporate buyout:     

    Perfect for a company or family retreat, wedding, etc. US$4600 per day.

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    Average travel time to fishing grounds:

    5-15 mins walk for Lake Trout, Pike, and Greyling - 30 mins flight for Steelhead, Rainbows, Dollys/Arctic Char, Salmon.

    Other Activities Available

    There are many ways to enjoy Lake Clark National Park, and we are prepared to cater to all of them. Choose from our sample itineraries, or let us help you mix and match to create your own. From fishing to hiking & photography, or workshops on a variety of subjects; we can usher your family, group, or company retreats through an experience that will certainly be an unforgettable one.

    Ultimate Alaska Photo Safari
    This 10 day trip is a once in a lifetime adventure. Any photographers Alaskan deam come true; Polar Bears 10 feet away, Grizzly Bears just as close with bright red salmon dripping from their mouths, Caribou Herds that stroll by, Steve's top pics of landscapes unbeaten. Perfect for any adventurer, from someone wanting to travel Alaska from north to south and east to west, or a professional photographer looking to round out their protfolio. This trip may be a one-time offering, and will book up very quickly so don't delay!

    Photography and Flight-Seeing
    As you'll be able to tell from our website (see below), we provide no shortage of subject matter. Whether an enthusiastic amateur, or a veteran professional, you are sure to come home with great additions to your portfolio. We boast an on-site digital processing cabin with large screen monitor and large format printer.

    Hiking, Climbing and Backpacking
    Mix it up with a day hike or overnight in the middle of your fishing vacation, or make it the focus of your trip. From motor boat rides accessing beach camping spots, to technical mountain or glacier climbs, we will take you on the adventure of a lifetime.

    Rafting and Kayaking
    Sea Kayaks and pack-rafts offer adventures directly from our shores. Guided or unguided multi-day rafting trips are available as well. A popular one for fishermen is a 7 day rafting trip starting with a float-plane dropoff at famed Alaskan Dick Proeneke's cabin, down the Chilicondrotina River to the Mulchatna for a pick-up.

    Artist's Retreat
    The Chulitna Lodge Artist-in-Residence program offers one to six week residencies for painting, printmaking, writing, music, photo/digital, sculpture, and more. Limited scholarship and work-study options are available as well.


    Gourmet Cuisine
    There is no question, the food will certainly be a highlight of your trip. Locally harvested, Bristol Bay fresh salmon is a mainstay treat, as are our homegrown salads, and wild berries in season. Our chef draws from a fusion of world quisine, with custom tailored meals to cater to your prefered tastes or dietary restrictions, be it vegan to kosher, or anywhere in between.

    Bath & Spa
    Sweat it up in our wood stove sauna for both group and private baths. The glacial fed lake is just 10 feet out the sauna door and many feel the urge to run down the beach and take a plunge.



    • 22' custom made aluminum boat on Lake Clark with removable canopy and 90hp motor with a 9.9hp kicker/trolling motor.
    • Numerous 16' jet boats on various rivers throughout SW alaska for fly-out day trips.
    • 14'-16' rafts for float-based trips down the Tazimina, Copper, Mulchatna Rivers.



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    Deposit required: 50%

    Balance due: 30 days prior to start date

    Deposit fully refunded if canceled 120 day ahead and/or we fill the spot (which we do our best to do). Or, raincheck given for any available date in within the next calendar year with no penalty.

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    • fish processing (unless fishing is catch-and-release only, this is not applicable)
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