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 hours/day
3:1 guest-to-guide ratio
Fly fishing
RATING
Avg.
4.9/5
40 reviews

Overview

The Yentna River is a glacial fed tributary of the Susitna River. Because of the turbidity of the water, all fishing is done on many clear water tributaries.

Northwoods Lodge’s location is on Fish Lakes Creek (one of many we fish) and is only 3 miles from Lake Creek, Alaska. We also fish up to 6 other creeks within boating distance of our Alaska Fishing Lodge. Lake Creek (the largest of the rivers we fish) is 60 miles long running North to South from Chelatna Lake in the Alaska Mountain Range to the Yentna River. We have the most productive Alaska Fishing Lodge in this area!

Lake Creek is a dynamic, meandering river with many isolated islands, gravel bars, and backwater areas. It is easily fished by spin and fly fishermen in a similar way and is typically done from the river bank, back trolling, or wading out from mid-stream shallow areas. We have expert Alaska Fly Fishing Guides and Conventional Tackle Guides. Fishing our wild Alaska rivers offers the opportunity to experience nature at its best whether your method of fishing is fly fishing or spin fishing. Fishing is done directly from our Alaska fishing lodge in our 20′ custom built boats. Our experienced Alaska fishing guides are all CPR Certified & trained in first-aid. All of our fishing guides are Coast Guard Licensed. They are proficient in both Alaska fly fishing and Alaska spin fishing and are there to assist you in catching fish. We provide top of the line G-Loomis rods with Shimano spinning reels or Abu Garcia Bait Casters.

What makes us unique:

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What We Catch

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Species Availability Calendar
  • Salmon - Chinook (King)
  • Salmon - Sockeye (Red)
  • Salmon - Coho (Silver)
  • Salmon - Chum (Dog)
  • Salmon - Pink (Humpback)
  • Arctic Grayling
  • Northern Pike
  • Trout - Rainbow
Species Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Salmon - Chinook (King)
Salmon - Sockeye (Red)
Salmon - Coho (Silver)
Salmon - Chum (Dog)
Salmon - Pink (Humpback)
Arctic Grayling
Northern Pike
Trout - Rainbow

Our season runs from May 15 to Sept 30.

Packages/prices

PER-DAY fishing vacation packages start at:

US$666.67
CA$820.27
£482.12
€571.70

PER PERSON

3 nights / 3 days fishingJune Special
US$2,000.00
CA$2,460.80
£1,446.36
€1,715.08
Inquire BOOK NOW and save $80.00 per person
1 nights / 1 days fishing

Standard cabin.

US$1,200.00
CA$1,476.48
£867.82
€1,029.05
Inquire BOOK NOW and save $48.00 per person
1 nights / 1 days fishing

Deluxe cabin.

US$1,275.00
CA$1,568.76
£922.06
€1,093.36
Inquire BOOK NOW and save $51.00 per person
2 nights / 2 days fishing

Standard cabin.

US$2,030.00
CA$2,497.71
£1,468.06
€1,740.81
Inquire BOOK NOW and save $81.20 per person
2 nights / 2 days fishing

Deluxe cabin.

US$2,175.00
CA$2,676.12
£1,572.92
€1,865.15
Inquire BOOK NOW and save $87.00 per person
3 nights / 3 days fishing

Standard cabin.

US$2,845.00
CA$3,500.48
£2,057.45
€2,439.70
Inquire BOOK NOW and save $113.80 per person
3 nights / 3 days fishing

Deluxe cabin.

US$3,060.00
CA$3,765.02
£2,212.93
€2,624.08
Inquire BOOK NOW and save $122.40 per person
4 nights / 4 days fishing

Standard cabin.

US$3,650.00
CA$4,490.95
£2,639.61
€3,130.02
Inquire BOOK NOW and save $146.00 per person
4 nights / 4 days fishing

Deluxe cabin.

US$3,935.00
CA$4,841.62
£2,845.72
€3,374.42
Inquire BOOK NOW and save $157.40 per person
5 nights / 5 days fishing

Standard cabin.

US$4,425.00
CA$5,444.51
£3,200.08
€3,794.62
Inquire BOOK NOW and save $177.00 per person
5 nights / 5 days fishing

Deluxe cabin.

US$4,790.00
CA$5,893.61
£3,464.04
€4,107.62
Inquire BOOK NOW and save $191.60 per person
6 nights / 6 days fishing

Standard cabin.

US$5,185.00
CA$6,379.61
£3,749.69
€4,446.35
Inquire BOOK NOW and save $207.40 per person
6 nights / 6 days fishing

Deluxe cabin.

US$5,620.00
CA$6,914.84
£4,064.28
€4,819.38
Inquire BOOK NOW and save $224.80 per person
7 nights / 7 days fishing

Standard cabin.

US$5,915.00
CA$7,277.80
£4,277.62
€5,072.36
Inquire BOOK NOW and save $236.60 per person
7 nights / 7 days fishing

Deluxe cabin.

US$6,420.00
CA$7,899.16
£4,642.82
€5,505.41
Inquire BOOK NOW and save $256.80 per person

NOTES

  • Prices are per person, based on double occupancy, single party bookings add 50%.
  • Children under 12 are 2/3 of stated rates.
  • Prices are based on 24 hour periods
  • Extra Day Rate $650
  • 2 day/1 night to 7 day/6 night packages also available, contact us for rates

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 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: 30 days prior to arrival.


Deposits will be refunded less 15% if your cancellation is requested 90 days in advance and we are able to rebook the space. Trip cancellation insurance can be obtained from your travel agent.


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 39 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
-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

Weather data based on closest weather station which is 39 miles from the lodge, so the actual climate at the lodge can vary a bit. 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

Eric and Shan built the lodge with your comfort in mind. Our guests enjoy gourmet meals, fully-appointed cabins with the amenities of a first class hotel.

Enjoy a beautiful view of Fish Lakes Creek from our individual guest cabins. Three deluxe cabins with full bath or three standard cabins with a bathhouse close by are available. Our screened-in porch and large spacious deck overlooking Fish Lakes Creek are an excellent place for relaxing or for that corporate meeting.

All of our cabins are heated with oil fired heaters and decorated with local art work delivering a restful, relaxing atmosphere. Our accommodations offer all the luxuries of home with the amenities of a first rate hotel, and for your convenience, there are laundry facilities for use by our guests on the premises.

Private Alaskan Views

All of our cabins are situated with a great view of Fish Lakes. Both our standard and deluxe cabins are located in a pristine corner of Alaska with great views of the lake and visiting wildlife. You will start and end each day exactly where you’ve always dreamed of being.

Standard Cabins

Northwoods Lodge standard cabins are quite spacious from 2-4 people with room to sit at the 4 place table, play a game of cards and enjoy the spectacular view of Fish Lakes.

Clients enjoy the front porch of our standard cabins.

Standard cabins have a nearby bathhouse complete with two private toilet rooms and showers, as well as the main common area that supplies two bathroom sinks.

Deluxe Log Cabin

Our log Northwoods Deluxe cabin has a great deck overlooking Fish Lakes where you may spot a moose in the shallows feeding or watch a beautiful Alaskan sunset.

The living rooms couch folds out into a queen size bed and works great for a couple with 1 or 2 small children or if 2 gentleman wanted to stay in this cabin.

The living room area with 2 swivel rockers for relaxing, reading a book or enjoying the spectacular view out the large front windows of this cabin.

The bedroom has a queen size bed and full bath with shower. This deluxe cabin is perfect for couples, couples with 2 small children or 2 gentlemen.

Double Deluxe Cabin

The double deluxe cabin has plenty of room on the outside for hanging your fishing gear. The covered porch is great for relaxing and enjoying the view of Fish Lakes just a few feet away. The double deluxe has two separate private rooms with a full bath shared by the two rooms.

Alaskan art and lodge decor tastefully decorate the double deluxe rooms offering comfortable accommodations for 2 people on each side.

Details

Corporate buyout:

Groups of 12-16 with a stay of 6 days receive a 10% discount.

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

WiFi available:

Maximum capacity:

12

Average travel time to fishing grounds:

20 – 30 mins.

Amenities

After a full day of fishing, everyone likes to relax in their own special way. At Northwoods Lodge, we make sure you have choices. We proudly offer:

  • Satellite TV, Internet Service, free Wi-Fi
  • Sauna
  • Hot Tub
  • Game Room with billiard and ping pong table, library, bar and entertainment area
  • Large Deck and Screened in Porch at the lodge
  • Private decks/porches at the cabins with lake views
  • Campfire
  • Horseshoe pit
  • Small basketball court
  • Canoeing and kayaking
  • Seasonal berry picking

Meals

Fresh and Fabulous

Owner and executive chef of Northwoods lodge, Shan Johnson delights her family and guests with daily catches, her collection of family recipes, and produce from her gardens.

Shan has many gardens and a greenhouse where she grows a wide variety of vegetables, herbs, tomatoes, chili’s and tubers. And that is on top of her abundant numbers of flower gardens. Her season starts early to be able to provide organic produce for her clientele.

She pays close attention to planing out her menu for the week and even keeps a journal of the meals she prepares for repeat clients so you will always have something new to try. A variety of specialty meats are often served during your stay including house smoked salmon. Dine on a fresh buttery Alaskan King Salmon or tasty Silver or Sockeye fillets.

Desserts , cookies and breads are made from scratch in her commercial kitchen daily and includes her guests favorite, Strawberry Rhubarb Pie.

Enjoy summer afternoon with a bottle of wine and appetizers such as an assortment of domestic and imported cheeses, a charcuterie platter of local meats, salmon tar tar, house made dips, tapenades, bruschettas from greenhouse tomatoes and hot, gourmet hors d’oeuvres.

Spacious Dining Room

A large spacious dining room with native birch wainscoting and two lounge areas provide a comfortable place to visit and share stories after a day of fishing. Hearty buffet style gourmet meals are served to compliment your Alaska Fishing Lodge experience. You can look forward to dining on fresh Lake Creek salmon, Alaskan Halibut, Rib Eye Steaks and delicious side dishes to satisfy hungry fisherman. Enjoy a glass or two of wine, a beer or your favorite mixed drink out on our large deck overlooking Fish Lakes Creek before dinner.

The dining room also serves well for corporate meetings.

Gourmet Meals

Your professional fishing guides know that our fishing is the most productive early in the morning, so your fishing day begins at 5:00 a.m. The chef will have a breakfast cooler ready for you to take with you in the boat. On-boat breakfasts consist of a variety of fresh muffins or pastries, bagels with fresh house smoked salmon, tasty breakfast burritos, fresh fruits, juices, yogurts, cookies, gourmet coffee, tea or hot chocolate. Hot egg sausage croissant sandwiches are offered at the main lodge before your boat departs in the morning. Boats return to the lodge at 10:30 a.m. and a large buffet brunch is served at 11:00 a.m.

Our meals are prepared with the freshest foods from our catch and our garden whenever possible.

After brunch, take advantage of our hot tub to warm up or take a nap in your room or on our large deck before going back out fishing later in the afternoon. A five-course, gourmet dinner is served at the lodge at 6:00 pm every evening to allow for evening fishing afterwards. Our gourmet salmon dishes have been featured in Fish Alaska Magazine.

BOATS

Description

Each guide has two boats. One 16-18’ jet boat with 50-75 hp Yamaha and one 20’ prop boat with 75-90 hp Yamaha.

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.

Anchorage, Alaska

Transportation to/from the lodge and here is included in all packages.
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Details

Trip Insurance. Do I need it? Where do I get it?

While we don’t want to recommend one company over another, you can search the internet’s major search engines for “trip insurance” and you will locate agents and companies. One option is TripInsuranceStore.com that offers a quick and easy comparison of the leading insurance providers. You’ll be able to let this site do the research for you and then you can sign up right there on his site making it a painless event. He even allows pre-existing conditions if you get the insurance when you send us your deposit. The insurance covers everything from non-refundable airline tickets to medivac out of the Alaskan bush to covering your non-refundable trip cost should you need to cancel your trip with us.

Lodging in Anchorage

If you are arriving the day before your departure to the lodge, Lake Shore Motel, Travel Lodge, The Long House, Holiday Express and the Millennium Hotel (listed from cheapest to most expensive) provide free shuttle service to and from the airport and to the air carriers on Lake Hood. Most of these hotels also have freezer space for your salmon if you have to spend the night on your return from the lodge. Our air taxis, Trail Ridge Air and Rust’s Flying Service also has freezer space that is accessible if your flight leaves late at night

All of these hotels can be found on any hotel website like Hotels.com or any other for probably cheaper than booking direct with the hotel

Note: When selecting a hotel there are a few things you may need such as free shuttle service, freezer space for your catch and possibly storage of any extra gear while you are in the bush.

How to get there

Arrival

Flights to the lodge depart from Anchorage’s Lake Hood (Adjacent to Ted Stevens International Airport) at 7:30 AM and 4:00 PM from Trail Ridge Air, unless arranged otherwise. It is unlikely that your commercial flight will arrive at Anchorage’s Ted Stevens International Airport that same morning, as most incoming flights arrive afternoon or early evening. You may find it necessary to overnight in Anchorage if you are booked on an early morning departure to the lodge. If your flight arrives just prior to your flight to the lodge, call Trail Ridge Air at 907-248-0838 for a free complimentary shuttle. If you need to stay in Anchorage overnight, most hotels provide free shuttle service to Trail Ridge Air.

Departure

Your return flight will leave the lodge at 8:30 AM or 5:00 PM (depending upon your preference) on your scheduled day of departure. You will arrive back in Anchorage at either 10:00 AM or 6:30 PM. The flight is about a 40 minute flight, but added time is allowed for taxiing down the creek, etc. It is best to allow several additional hours in Anchorage before flying home from the Anchorage International Airport. If you arrive at the lodge in the AM, you will normally depart the lodge in the AM. The same applies to PM arrivals and departures.

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