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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.
Unless otherwise stated, prices do not include taxes, gratuities, or fishing license/stamp.
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.
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.
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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.
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.
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.
Winter: (303) 829-5772
Prices shown have been converted to US$ based on today's exchange rate. This lodge charges in US$, so the amount billed to you may be different than the converted value shown here.
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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