Location
Kenai Peninsula
Alaska, United States
Drive-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 (rivers),
Guided
8-10 hours/day
Fly fishing
RATING
Avg.
4.6/5
49 reviews

Overview

Experience the world-class fishing Alaska’s Kenai Peninsula has to offer, whether novice or experienced angler, family, corporate group or happy couple. Professionally guided trips include fishing for salmon and trout on the world famous Kenai River, the serene Kasilof river, fishing for Pacific Halibut off the Alaskan coast and more.

Walk right out of our lodge or cabins and hop on board for the ultimate in Alaska fishing and adventure. Experienced guides will take you on a float plane, leaving right from our dock, and fly you off to the most remote areas on the Kenai Peninsula. Unique and exciting fishing trips for salmon, trout, grayling, bear viewing and more.

Alaska Denise Lake Lodge is located on Alaska’s Kenai Peninsula near the town of Soldotna nestled in a setting of white birch trees and overlooking picturesque Denise Lake. The quiet, friendly and relaxed atmosphere at the fishing lodge offers a warm Alaska Inn setting for our guests to experience the best of Alaska Sport Fishing and Adventure.

Located just 147 miles via paved scenic highway from Anchorage in south-central Alaska, Soldotna is adjacent to portions of the famed Kenai National Wildlife Refuge, which contains nearly 2 million acres of pristine wilderness. The refuge and nearby state park lands are home to Moose, Caribou, Brown and Black Bear, Wolves, Dall Sheep, Mountain Goats, Bald Eagles, Swans, a wide variety of Ducks and Geese and other wildlife. Moose are often seen at the lodge and wander right downtown, and Bald Eagles are commonly sighted. Soldotna claims to have more river city parks within the City’s boundary than anywhere else in Alaska. You will understand why Soldotna is a favorite playground for Alaskans and Denise Lake Lodge is a favorite destination for non Alaskans as well as some non locals from the other side of the state.

The world famous Kenai River is a major attraction to the Soldotna area. This glacier-fed river and its many tributaries and lakes are known world-wide for excellent fishing for all varieties of Salmon, Halibut and even Trophy Rainbow Trout, Dolly Varden and Grayling. The Kenai River has two runs of King Salmon each year and the sport-fishing world-record King Salmon was caught on the Kenai River weighing over 97 pounds! Our Soldotna Lodge provides many Soldotna Lodge and Sport Fishing Packages that include fishing of all types.

We look forward to your stay with us and hope you enjoy your experience of a lifetime!

– Your hosts, Jim and Elaine

What makes us unique:

  1. Walk right out of our lodge and hop on board a float plane. Our experience guides will fly you off to the most remote areas on the Kenai Peninsula.
  2. From awesome Alaska glacier hikes and volcano tours, scenic, wildlife and photography tours, hiking, kayaking canoe trips, whale watching-- a world of high Alaska adventure awaits!

What We Catch

List
Species Availability Calendar
  • Halibut
  • Salmon - Chinook (King)
  • Salmon - Sockeye (Red)
  • Trout - Rainbow
  • Salmon - Coho (Silver)
  • Salmon - Pink (Humpback)
SpeciesJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Halibut
Salmon - Chinook (King)
Salmon - Sockeye (Red)
Trout - Rainbow
Salmon - Coho (Silver)
Salmon - Pink (Humpback)

Our season runs from May 15 to Oct 10.

Packages/prices

PER-DAY fishing vacation packages start at:

US$579.00
CA$775.14
£453.54
€498.10

PER PERSON

5 nights / 3 days fishingPackage A - Special Vacation Package

Includes breakfast, 3 lunches and 5 dinners. Trips include salmon fishing on the Kenai or Kasilof Rivers; halibut, rockfish long-range fishing; fly-out salmon fishing, sightseeing, possible bear viewing.

US$2,195.00
CA$2,938.56
£1,719.38
€1,888.32
Inquire BOOK NOW and save $87.80 per person
5 nights / 4 days fishingPackage B All Inclusive

Trips include 2x salmon fishing on the Kenai or Kasilof Rivers; 2x halibut, rockfish long-range fishing. 2 guests.

US$2,395.00
CA$3,206.31
£1,876.04
€2,060.38
Inquire BOOK NOW and save $95.80 per person
5 nights / 4 days fishingPackage C All Inclusive

Trips include 2x salmon fishing on the Kenai or Kasilof Rivers; halibut, rockfish long-range fishing; fly-out fishing trip, sightseeing, possible bear viewing. 2 guests.

US$2,495.00
CA$3,340.18
£1,954.37
€2,146.40
Inquire BOOK NOW and save $99.80 per person
6 nights / 4 days fishingPackage E All Inclusive

Trips include 2x salmon fishing on the Kenai or Kasilof Rivers; halibut, rockfish long-range fishing; fly-out fishing trip, sightseeing, possible bear viewing.

US$2,595.00
CA$3,474.06
£2,032.70
€2,232.43
Inquire BOOK NOW and save $103.80 per person
6 nights / 3 days fishingPackage D All Inclusive

Trips include salmon fishing on the Kenai or Kasilof Rivers; halibut, rockfish long-range fishing; fly-out fishing trip, sightseeing, possible bear viewing.

US$2,395.00
CA$3,206.31
£1,876.04
€2,060.38
Inquire BOOK NOW and save $95.80 per person
6 nights / 5 days fishingPackage F All Inclusive

Trips include 2x salmon fishing on the Kenai or Kasilof Rivers; 2x halibut, rockfish long-range fishing; fly-out fishing trip, sightseeing, possible bear viewing.

US$2,895.00
CA$3,875.68
£2,267.70
€2,490.52
Inquire BOOK NOW and save $115.80 per person
6 nights / 5 days fishingPackage G All Inclusive (July-Aug)

Trips include 3x salmon fishing on the Kenai or Kasilof Rivers; halibut, rockfish long-range fishing; fly-out fishing trip, sightseeing, possible bear viewing.

US$3,095.00
CA$4,143.43
£2,424.36
€2,662.57
Inquire BOOK NOW and save $123.80 per person
7 nights / 5 days fishingPackage H All Inclusive

Trips include 3x salmon fishing on the Kenai or Kasilof Rivers; halibut, rockfish long-range fishing; fly-out fishing trip, sightseeing, possible bear viewing.

US$2,895.00
CA$3,875.68
£2,267.70
€2,490.52
Inquire BOOK NOW and save $115.80 per person
Current Deals

August or September 2020: Includes 2x salmon fishing on the Kenai or Kasilof Rivers; halibut, rockfish long-range fishing; fly-out fishing trip, sightseeing, possible bear viewing (Package C). 2 guests. Bring a party of 4 or more for an additional $100 off per person.

4 days of fishing.

US$2,295.00
US$200.00 DISCOUNT
CA$3,072.43
CA$267.75 DISCOUNT
£1,797.71
£156.66"] DISCOUNT
€1,974.35
€172.06 DISCOUNT
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NOTES

  • All packages include 50lb. box of fish processed of whatever you catch.
  • 2 person minimum booking.
  • All prices based on double occupancy. Subtract $50 per person for additional guests.
  • Family and military discounts are available.

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

This lodge charges in $USD.
Prices that have been converted to your chosen currency are based on today’s exchange rate. This lodge charges in $USD, so the amount billed to you may be different than the converted value shown here. Source: openexchangerates.org

What's Included?

How many hours of guided fishing?

8-10 hours

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: $500

Balance due: 30 days prior to arrival (additional US\$500pp due 90 days prior to arrival).


A Deposit is required within five (5) Days of booking in order to guarantee your Reservation. A full refund (less 10% administrative fee) is available for cancellations done more than 90 days from your scheduled arrival. A refund equal to 50% of the total package price per person will apply on reservations canceled within 90 days from the date of arrival. Cancellations made less than 45 days prior to the date of arrival will result in a credit toward the next year or the forfeiture of the full payment. Denise Lake Lodge reserves the right to cancel or alter any package or itinerary as existing conditions may require, and is not responsible for emergency regulatory changes which the Dept. of Fish & Game may impose on specific fisheries.


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Weather

°C / MM
°F / IN.

Temperature, °C

Avg HIGH

Avg LOW

Avg. Accumulated Precipitation

mm

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

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

Our premier Alaska fishing lodge and cabins provide you with a world-class fishing vacation opportunity that can’t be beat. Nestled in a setting of white birch trees you will find our lodge and cabins overlooking picturesque Denise Lake, near the town of Soldotna, AK. Our lodge offers an ideal setting for our guests to experience the best of Alaska fishing, tours, sightseeing and adventure.

Along with lodging in comfortable rooms, suites and cabins, we provide a warm and hearty breakfast each morning, in addition to your Fisherman’s Lunch on all trips with vacation packages and Friday Night Fish Fry.

Adjacent to the Lodge, we have four Alaska Fishing Cabins that sleep two people, each with a private bath, satellite TV, WIFI refrigerator and deck looking over the lake.

Cabins 52 & 53
The ground-level has 2 bedrooms that sleep 4 people, a large bathroom, satellite TV, deck looking out to the lake and it’s own small kitchen. Barbecue on deck.

The upper level has 3 bedrooms that can sleep up to 5 people, as well as a large bathroom, kitchen, satellite TV and a private second floor deck overlooking the lake. Barbecue on deck.

Details

Corporate buyout:

Contact us for discounts for groups in increments of 6 people, 8 people, 12 people or more.

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

WiFi available:

Maximum capacity:

22

Average travel time to fishing grounds:

15-60 mins

Amenities

Enjoy breakfast before your day’s activities in our spacious dining room overlooking Denise Lake and in the evening, relax in our spacious log lounge featuring a large fireplace and big screen TV. Visit with other guests and share your fishing and adventure stories or, if you prefer, you can sit by the lake at our fire pit and soak in the peaceful Alaska setting. As our guests you can also take our canoes, row boats or paddle boat out on beautiful Denise Lake as yet another opportunity to make your Alaska vacation experience unforgettable. (Signed waiver and life jackets are required as there is no lifeguard on duty.)

Enjoy our outdoor BBQs, volley ball court and picnic tables.

First-class Alaska lodging: all of our Alaska Fishing Lodge rooms, cabins and suite include:

  • Private Bathroom
  • Hair Dryer
  • Satellite Television
  • WIFI
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
  • Full housekeeping service daily
  • Laundry facility available

Meals

Enjoy home delicious dinners with Beverage and Dessert
  • Cornish Hen Potatoes Vegetable Rolls Cole Slaw Beverage Dessert
  • Shrimp Alfredo Lettuce Salad Roll Beverage Dessert
  • Baked Ham Potato Salad Jello Salad Baked Beans Hot Roll Beverage Dessert
  • Sea Food Platter Salad Rolls Beverage Dessert
  • Friday Night Beer Batter Halibut Baked Potato Corn on Cob, Claim Chowder or Salad Bar Beverage Dessert
  • Steak or Prime Rib Potato Asparagus Rolls Salad Beverage Dessert
  • Lasagna Rolls Salad Beverage Dessert

Other Activities

Looking to get the most out of your Alaska vacation or not interested in just fishing? Not a problem! From awesome Alaska glacier hikes and volcano tours, scenic, wildlife and photography tours, hiking, kayaking canoe trips, whale watching and more – a world of high Alaska adventure awaits!

BOATS

Description

Our boats are customized Willie power and drift boats.

Details

Bathroom:

Heated cabins:

Ratings and Reviews

Travel Planner

Nearest significant city:

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.
 Drive-in access.

Anchorage, Alaska

Transportation to/from the lodge and here is NOT included.
Anchorage-Airport-ANC

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Details

“Where do we fly in to?”

(A) FLY INTO ANCHORAGE, RENT A CAR AND TAKE THE RENOWNED SCENIC DRIVE TO THE LODGE IN SOLDOTNA

Rental cars are available at the Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport (“ANC”). Rent a car and drive to the Lodge. The Lodge is 147 gorgeous miles south of Anchorage on the Alaska Kenai Peninsula and 3 miles from Soldotna and the Kenai River

Lodge Address:
37090 Denise Lake Drive
Soldotna, AK 99669

Allow 3 hours driving time and be sure to have a camera ready to take pictures along the way.

Or…

(B) FLY TO INTO ANCHORAGE, THEN FLY TO KENAI & RENT A CAR

Rent a car at the Kenai Municipal Airport (“ENA”). It is only a 20 minute drive to the Lodge. CLICK HERE for specific driving directions from the Kenai Municipal Airport to the Lodge.

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