Location
Bristol Bay
Alaska, United States
Fly-in Access
All-Inclusive?
All-inclusive lodges include:
  • accommodation
  • all equipment/gear/tackle
  • boats and fuel
  • guiding
  • all meals
  • fish processing (unless fishing is catch-and-release only)
See below to find out exactly what is included in the price.
Fishing
freshwater (lakes), freshwater (rivers),
Guided + Unguided
Fly fishing
RATING

No ratings or reviews.

Overview

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 makes us unique:

COVID-19 AWARENESS

Taking 2020 bookings:

Not specified

What We Catch

List
Species Availability Calendar
  • Arctic Grayling
  • Dolly Varden
  • Northern Pike
  • Salmon - Chinook (King)
  • Salmon - Coho (Silver)
  • Salmon - Sockeye (Red)
  • Steelhead
  • Trout - Lake
  • Trout - Rainbow
SpeciesJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Arctic Grayling
Dolly Varden
Northern Pike
Salmon - Chinook (King)
Salmon - Coho (Silver)
Salmon - Sockeye (Red)
Steelhead
Trout - Lake
Trout - Rainbow

Our season runs from May 15 to Oct 15.

Packages/prices

PER-DAY fishing vacation packages start at:

US$485.00
CA$661.06
£387.41
€426.93

PER PERSON

3 nights / 3 days fishingBeachcomber Package

Private cabins, gourmet meals. Unguided fishing for Greyling, Lake Trout or Pike accessed by foot, kayak, or boat drop-off (your choice). Trip can be intermingled with Ultimate Alaskan Adventure Package days for incredible fly-outs!

US$1,455.00
CA$1,983.17
£1,162.22
€1,280.79
Inquire
4 nights / 4 days fishingBeachcomber Package

Private cabins, gourmet meals. Unguided fishing for Greyling, Lake Trout or Pike accessed by foot, kayak, or boat drop-off (your choice). Trip can be intermingled with Ultimate Alaskan Adventure Package days for incredible fly-outs!

US$1,940.00
CA$2,644.22
£1,549.63
€1,707.72
Inquire
5 nights / 5 days fishingBeachcomber Package

Private cabins, gourmet meals. Unguided fishing for Greyling, Lake Trout or Pike accessed by foot, kayak, or boat drop-off (your choice). Trip can be intermingled with Ultimate Alaskan Adventure Package days for incredible fly-outs!

US$2,425.00
CA$3,305.28
£1,937.04
€2,134.65
Inquire
3 nights / 3 days fishingThe Ultimate Alaskan Adventure

The Ultimate Alaska Package includes everything our Beachcomber guests receive but includes a fly-out adventure trip every day for as long as you're here. You'll see places you could never have reached by any other means.​

US$2,940.00
CA$4,007.22
£2,348.41
€2,587.99
Inquire
4 nights / 4 days fishingThe Ultimate Alaskan Adventure

The Ultimate Alaska Package includes everything our Beachcomber guests receive but includes a fly-out adventure trip every day for as long as you're here. You'll see places you could never have reached by any other means.​

US$3,920.00
CA$5,342.96
£3,131.21
€3,450.65
Inquire
5 nights / 5 days fishingThe Ultimate Alaskan Adventure

The Ultimate Alaska Package includes everything our Beachcomber guests receive but includes a fly-out adventure trip every day for as long as you're here. You'll see places you could never have reached by any other means.​

US$4,900.00
CA$6,678.70
£3,914.01
€4,313.32
Inquire

NOTES

  • Add $300/group of 1-6 people for a fantastic guide.
  • 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.

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

This lodge charges in $USD.
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What's Included?

How many hours of guided fishing?

Return transportation:

If YES, the lodge covers all transportation costs to and from the Travel Destination. If NO, you are responsible for all costs getting to and from the lodge.

Equipment / gear / tackle / bait:

Fish processing:

Cleaning, filleting, vacuum packing and refrigerated (or frozen) storage.

All meals / snacks / non-alcoholic drinks:

Alcohol:

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.


Payment Methods Accepted
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Weather

°C / MM
°F / IN.

Temperature, °C

Avg HIGH

Avg LOW

Avg. Accumulated Precipitation

mm

Weather data based on closest weather station which is 139 miles from the lodge, so the actual climate at the lodge can vary a bit. Based on weather reports collected during 1985–2015.
Jan
-5
-13
12.2
Feb
-2
-11
10.8
Mar
1
-9
6.1
Apr
7
-2
6.1
May
12
2
10.8
Jun
16
7
16.1
Jul
17
9
30.7
Aug
17
8
45.1
Sep
13
4
63.8
Oct
6
-2
41.5
Nov
-1
-9
20.1
Dec
-3
-11
19.1

Temperature, °F

Avg HIGH

Avg LOW

Avg. Accumulated Precipitation

inches

Weather data based on closest weather station which is 139 miles from the lodge, so the actual climate at the lodge can vary a bit. Based on weather reports collected during 1985–2015.
Jan
24
8
0.48
Feb
29
12
0.43
Mar
33
15
0.24
Apr
44
28
0.24
May
54
36
0.42
Jun
60
44
0.63
Jul
63
49
1.21
Aug
62
47
1.77
Sep
55
40
2.51
Oct
43
29
1.63
Nov
30
16
0.79
Dec
26
11
0.75

ACCOMMODATIONS

Description

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.

Experiencing 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.

Details

Corporate buyout:

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

A corporate buyout is a single group booking the entire lodge. Often done for executive retreats.

WiFi available:

Maximum capacity:

15

Average travel time to fishing grounds:

5-30 mins

Amenities

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.

Meals

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 preferred tastes or dietary restrictions, be it vegan to kosher, or anywhere in between.

    Other Activities

    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.

    BOATS

    Description

    • 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.

    Details

    Bathroom:

    n/a

    Heated cabins:

    n/a

    Ratings and Reviews

    Travel Planner

    Travel destination:

    The last significant city or town before the final leg of the journey to the lodge. If you are flying, this is where you'll fly to.

    Port Alsworth, Alaska

    Transportation to/from the lodge and here is included in all packages.
    Port-Alsworth
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