Kenai Riverside Fishing Lodge Alaska

Kenai Riverside Fishing Lodge is a locally owned and operated Alaskan family business that promotes ethical angling and stewardship of Alaska’s resources.  They are one of the few commercial outfitters permitted to operate guided fishing trips on the Upper Kenai River within the pristine Kenai National Wildlife Refuge, where clients frequently enjoy unparalleled fishing and awe-inspiring wildlife viewing opportunities.

Located on the banks of the majestic Kenai River sits the picturesque Kenai Riverside Lodge. The beautifully crafted main lodge and its surrounding cottages define the attributes of rustic Alaskan luxury. Surrounded by tall groves of fir, pine and spruce trees the lodge will serve as your home base for excursions on the river. In a near perfect blend of rustic fishing camp and luxurious comfort you’ll be pleased to arrive at the lodge each night for home cooked meals, tall stories and quiet relaxation.

Whatever your fly fishing passion, drift boat based float trips down the Upper Kenai River or walk and wade adventures on some of the areas smaller clear water streams, Kenai Riverside Fishing holds the expert tools, local knowledge and experience to exceed your expectations and deliver a world-class fly fishing trip.

The town of Cooper Landing is located in the heart of Alaska’s Kenai Peninsula roughly 100 driving miles south of Anchorage.

Fishing Program:
Kenai Riverside Fishing specializes in guided drift boat-based fly fishing trips on the Upper Kenai River.  The Upper Kenai is a non-motorized stretch of water that meanders a scenic 17 miles from Kenai Lake (in Cooper Landing) to Skilak Lake. Their float trips focus on the 10 miles of premium fly water that flows through the most wild and remote portions of the Kenai National Wildlife Refuge, including the famed “Kenai Canyons”. This section of river is famous among anglers for its abundance and size of its wild rainbow trout and Dolly Varden, along with its reputation for healthy runs of sockeye (red) and coho (silver) salmon. This trip is highly recommended for the casual angler seeking a well-rounded fishing experience as well as the serious fly-fisher aiming to land the fish of a lifetime.

Accommodations and Meals:
The Kenai Riverside Lodge sits on a wooded piece of property on the banks of the Upper Kenai River within the quaint mountain-town of Cooper Landing, Alaska. The lodge facility centers around a log-style main lodge suited with comfortable lounge/library, bar area, wood-fired stove and main dining room. The facility also includes an authentic Alaskan wood-fired log sauna, a newly remodeled riverside deck, natural history center/game room and covered fire pit. Guests stay in comfortable wood-planked cabins dotted amongst the forested lodge property. Each cabin consists of two full-size beds, private shower and bathroom, towels, toiletries and electric baseboard heaters. Cabins can be best described as “Alaskan-luxury”. Sorry, no TV’s. Each cabin receives fresh towels and cleaning services daily by their housekeeping staff.

All meals are served in the main dining room of the lodge. Guests wake up to a hot and hearty breakfast buffet while they discuss the “plan of attack” for their day on the water with their guide. On the boat guests enjoy a made-to-order deli-style lunch complete with assorted snacks and hot and cold beverages. Dinners are casual and meals are served family-style. Dinner service includes appetizers, soup or salad, an entrée highlighting a variety of fresh Alaskan vegetables, meats and seafood accompanied by fresh breads, and followed by decadent desserts. There is no doubting that the chefs take great pride in preparing each and every meal.

Sample Itinerary
Day 1: Arrive in Anchorage (not included).  Meet a representative from the lodge and transfer from the airport to the lodge (included in your package).  Get settled in and prepare your gear for the next days of fishing.
Days 2-3: Two full days of guided fishing.
Day 4: Transfer to Anchorage and arrive by noon for your flight home or points beyond.

Rates and Details

2020 Rates: $1,945 plus tax per person for a 3 night/2 day package

Included:  Round trip transfer to lodge from Anchorage, lodge meals and accommodations, guided fishing, all fishing equipment, flies, chest waders & wading boots, deli-style lunch, assorted snacks, hot and cold beverages and fish processing.

Not Included: Warm layers, rain gear, sunglasses, fishing license, and gratuities.

Species: Rainbow trout, Dolly Varden, king salmon, silver salmon, sockeye salmon

Season: June 11 to Mid September

Capacity: 30

Map: Cooper Landing, AK