Since its inception in 1950, Kulik Lodge has been a true Alaskan classic offering fly-out fishing, exceptional home waters and stays of varying lengths. Their location is one of, if not the finest, in the state within easy walking distance of the prolific and crystal-clear Kulik River, renowned for its remarkable rainbow trout fishery. Likewise, Kulik is centrally located in the heart of Katmai National Park's finest trout waters, with a wide range of fabled trout systems only a short flight away.
Kulik Lodge's fishing program has two main components. Guided jet boat fishing on their remarkable home river and guided fly-out fishing to a wide range of famous waters in the greater Katmai National Park region. One thing that sets their program apart from others is that guests can make the decision to fly-out onsite without any advance notice. This enables guests to remain agile in light of the prevailing conditions and not be committed to a costly fly-out package were the weather to close in. When guest fly out, they can pay for these services on-site and the lodge has lots of walk and wade options as well as jet boats cached in a variety of key systems that are home to rainbow trout, arctic char, grayling, lake trout, pike, and five species of Pacific salmon. Last but not least, guests at Kulik lodge are free to walk and wade fish the home river in the evenings unguided, which is a huge bonus.
Accommodations and Meals:
Kulik's comfortable guest cabins accommodate two people and are equipped with modern amenities. Each cabin has a private bath/shower and sink along with roomy closets, and a small covered front deck. There are two newly added 4-person guest cabins for families or small groups. The main lodge, built from native spruce, boasts a large stone fireplace, dining area and bar where complimentary cocktails are served each evening. There is a small fly-tying table as well as couches and chairs to relax by the fire. The lodge also has a hot tub, sauna, horseshoe pits and cornhole, making it a fun relaxed base from which top experience some of southwest Alaska best fishing and scenery.
The meals at Kulik are impressive and the chefs and kitchen staff take great pride in their menu and meals. Breakfasts are cooked-to-order each morning and bag lunches are pre-packed for days on the water. When fishing the home river, guests have the option to come back to the lodge for lunch and a midday break. Dinners include everything from fresh seafood to thick steaks, with a nice variety of side dishes, salads and desserts. another neat feature at Kulik is that the guides eat in the dining room with guests, meaning that you can discuss the days fishing and the plans for tomorrow over a nice meal.
Non-Angling Activities and Options
Kulik Lodge has a fantastic sister lodge located on the nearby Brooks River, enabling day trips to what may be the best bear-viewing in the region are easily arranged. The world famous bear viewing at Brooks Falls is only a short walk from Katmailand's Brooks Lodge. As many as fifty bears can be viewed fishing along the 1.5 mile-long Brooks River during the peak of the salmon season. Guided sightseeing fly-outs to Brooks Lodge are free of charge in July. Daily tours to "The Valley of 10,000 Smokes" also depart from Brooks Lodge. The Valley is the sight of one of the most impressive volcanic eruptions in modern history.
Day 1: Arrive in Anchorage and overnight at your elected accomodations(independently arranged, not included)
Day 2: Meet at Katmai Air for the included flight to King Salmon and connect to the float plane flight to Kulik Lodge
Day 3 - 8: Full days of guided fishing, all meals and accomodations included
Day 9: Depart via float plane to King Salmon then transfer to flight back to Anchorage.
Note: 3 and 4 day packages are available and fly out days can be added to any package
2020 Rate: $3,995 - $7,495 per person depending on length of stay
Included: Transfers between Anchorage and the lodge, Accommodations and meals at the lodge, complementary cocktails, guided home river fishing, flies, terminal tackle, waders/boots and fishing licenses.
Not Included: Round trip airfare to Anchorage, accommodations and meals in Anchorage, fly outs, top shelf alcohol, staff and guide gratuities.
Species: Rainbow trout, five species of salmon, char, grayling
Season: June to September
Capacity: 22 anglers
Map: Katmai National Park