Location
Alaskan Interior
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 (rivers),
Guided
8 to 10 hours/day
4:1 guest-to-guide ratio
Fly fishing
RATING
Avg.
4.5/5
37 reviews

Overview

McDougall Lodge’s fishing guests receive the personal attention they deserve. Your private Alaskan fishing guide customizes your trip to suit your individual style, taking small groups of just three or four clients, so he can do everything in his power to help you get the catch of a lifetime. The location of McDougall Lodge does the rest. Guests that fish with our lodge have a unique opportunity to fight several wild Alaskan fish species. Lake Creek gets incredible runs of all five Pacific Salmon including King Salmon, Sockeye Salmon, Coho Salmon, Chum, and Pinks. Each species of salmon run at different times of the year. We also have an abundant stock of wild Rainbow Trout, Grayling, and Northern Pike. You can choose to fly fish at our Alaska Lodge, spin or bait cast depending on the target species and time of year.

Lake Creek flows 65 miles from the base of the towering Mt. McKinley to the Yentna River. It’s a clear, gravel-bottom river where all species of Pacific salmon flock to spawn each year. Located approximately 1.5 miles from the mouth of Lake Creek, McDougall Lodge is the ideal location to access the salmon spawns.

Your private Alaskan fishing guide will customize your trip to suit your individual style. Jet sleds allow fishing the lower eight miles of Lake Creek, as well as various other clear-water tributaries of the Yentna River, so you won’t miss any opportunities.

What makes us unique:

  1. McDougall Lodge is located on a mile long slough Lake Creek waters runs into and meets the glacier waters of the Yentna River in front of the lodge. Thousands of all 5 species of Salmon come into the clean Lake Creek waters in front of our lodge to clean their gills, and either swim back into the glacier waters a mile up the slough , or swim up Lake Creek to spawn. There are over 8 other clear water tributaries up river they will go to to spawn. So we are one of the best Salmon fisheries in NW Alaska.

What We Catch

List
Species Availability Calendar
  • Arctic Grayling
  • Salmon - Chinook (King)
  • Salmon - Coho (Silver)
  • Salmon - Chum (Dog)
  • Salmon - Pink (Humpback)
  • Salmon - Sockeye (Red)
  • Trout - Rainbow
  • Northern Pike
SpeciesJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Arctic Grayling
Salmon - Chinook (King)
Salmon - Coho (Silver)
Salmon - Chum (Dog)
Salmon - Pink (Humpback)
Salmon - Sockeye (Red)
Trout - Rainbow
Northern Pike

Our season runs from May 25 to Sept 15.

Packages/prices

PER-DAY fishing vacation packages start at:

US$781.67
CA$985.27
£559.35
€646.78

PER PERSON

1 nights / 2 days fishing
US$2,090.00
CA$2,634.37
£1,495.58
€1,729.33
Inquire BOOK NOW and save $83.60 per person
2 nights / 3 days fishing
US$2,790.00
CA$3,516.69
£1,996.49
€2,308.53
Inquire BOOK NOW and save $111.60 per person
3 nights / 4 days fishing
US$3,590.00
CA$4,525.06
£2,568.96
€2,970.48
Inquire BOOK NOW and save $143.60 per person
4 nights / 5 days fishing
US$4,090.00
CA$5,155.29
£2,926.76
€3,384.19
Inquire BOOK NOW and save $163.60 per person
5 nights / 6 days fishing
US$4,690.00
CA$5,911.57
£3,356.11
€3,880.65
Inquire BOOK NOW and save $187.60 per person
Current Deals

Covid-19 Discount only $3,960 for 5 nights & 6 days!

Because all of the Outdoor Expo’s we were going to attend have been shut down this year. McDougall Lodge is offering the 2021 show special to all those who book a trip before April 30,2021. The show special is $1,000 of our most popular trip. (5 night and 6 days of fishing). Parties of 4 or more may receive even deeper discounts.

6 days of fishing.

US$3,690.00
US$1,000.00 DISCOUNT
CA$4,651.11
CA$1,260.46 DISCOUNT
£2,640.52
£715.59"] DISCOUNT
€3,053.22
€827.43 DISCOUNT
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NOTES

Full service lodge rates are per person, shared double occupancy. Packages are based on a morning arrival on the first day and a late afternoon departure on the final day of your stay.

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 to 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: 50%

Balance due: 60 days before arrival date.


Customers have 7 days to cancel after signing the contract for a full refund. After that they may transfer the trip to another person or party or transfer to the next year without a penalty.


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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
-14
18.2
Feb
-2
-12
18.6
Mar
2
-11
12
Apr
8
-3
13.5
May
15
3
21.5
Jun
19
8
27.3
Jul
20
11
50.4
Aug
18
9
83.9
Sep
13
4
76.1
Oct
5
-3
44.4
Nov
-3
-11
25
Dec
-4
-13
26.2

Temperature, °F

Avg HIGH

Avg LOW

Avg. Accumulated Precipitation

inches

Based on weather reports collected during 1985–2015.
Jan
22
6
0.72
Feb
28
10
0.73
Mar
35
13
0.47
Apr
46
26
0.53
May
58
37
0.85
Jun
67
47
1.08
Jul
68
51
1.98
Aug
65
48
3.3
Sep
55
39
3
Oct
41
26
1.75
Nov
27
13
0.99
Dec
24
8
1.03

ACCOMMODATIONS

Description

Kick back and relax with friends at the historic McDougall Alaska fishing Lodge after a day of fishing on Lake Creek, Alaska. Situated on the bank of the Yentna River, the lodge features wireless internet, pool table and fly-tying station. Two big-screen televisions with satellite service mean you don’t even have to miss out on your favorite games.

Swap stories with fellow anglers while you enjoy a hearty Alaskan meal in our new dining hall, and while you’re staying at McDougall Lodge, be sure you take advantage of our third story observatory. It’s the perfect place for reading your favorite book or viewing the epic Alaskan wilderness. On a clear day, you can even view the majestic Mt. McKinley, the highest mountain peak in North America.

Your cozy, backwoods experience at McDougall Lodge comes with the option of staying in a private room in the lodge or in one of five guest cabins. All accommodations are comfortable and feature new mattresses with warm linens to ensure you enjoy your stay. The cabins offer an additional feature, a breathtaking view of the Yentna River.

After a long, satisfying day on the river, nothing is more refreshing than a hot, relaxing shower. Located near the guest cabins, in the bathhouse, are four large bathrooms, each equipped with a sink and shower. The lodge’s own power plant provides hot and cold running water, as well as electricity. Fresh towels, and other supplies, are replenished daily for your use.

Details

Corporate buyout:

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

WiFi available:

Maximum capacity:

24

Average travel time to fishing grounds:

2 – 5 mins.

Meals

    BOATS

    Description

    Jet sleds provide opportunities to fish the lower eight miles of Lake Creek as well as various other clear water tributaries of the Yentna River, and small fishing groups give you a personalized experience.

    Details

    Bathroom:

    n/a

    Heated cabins:

    n/a

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    Travel destination:

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    Book a flight to Anchorage from your nearest airport. Stay at any one of the below mentioned hotels once you arrive in Anchorage, or arrange to leave the same day by float plane.

    Accessible by float plane, McDougall Lodge is located 65 miles northwest of Anchorage. Experience the thrill of flying over untarnished wilderness with Rust’s Flying Service, and you don’t even need to worry about booking your flight. We’ll take care of all the flight arrangements for you and your party. You can even purchase your fishing license and airline-approved fish boxes right at Rust’s Flying service.

    Rust’s Flying Service is a stone’s throw away from the Anchorage International Airport, and they offer shuttle service from the airport (based upon availability), for your convenience.

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