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Kenai Riverside Lodge is situated on the scenic banks of the Upper Kenai River in Cooper Landing, the heart of the Kenai Peninsula in Southcentral Alaska. Kenai Riverside Lodge offers the perfect balance of unique accommodations, home-cooked meals, and an array of activities to choose from including salmon fishing, fly fishing, rafting float trips, nearby hiking and wildlife viewing. An authentic and uniquely Alaskan ambiance, there is nothing quite like relaxing on the lodge’s expansive riverside deck while scoping for a bald eagle or watching salmon swim by in the mesmerizing turquoise waters of the Kenai River. Relax in your cabin when you are not out and about fishing or enjoying the Kenai’s many outdoor activities at this world famous fishing destination.
Fish for salmon, trout, and dolly varden from this perfectly situated lodge on the Kenai River. Your fishing options and destinations will be scheduled in advance of your visit.
Anchorage to Kenai Riverside Lodge
In the afternoon (around 3:00pm) depart Anchorage for a scenic two hour drive to Cooper Landing, home of Kenai Riverside Lodge and the Kenai Riverside Fishing program. Upon arrival you will be greeted for an orientation and tour of the property with time to settle into your cabin before dinner. After being briefed by the seasoned fishing staff on what to expect over the next few days, enjoy a relaxing evening and prepare for tomorrow's fishing adventure. Overnight at Kenai Riverside Lodge.
Kenai Riverside Lodge
Fishing days, as selected in advance of your visit, are based from Kenai Riverside Lodge. Fish up to eight hours per day with other anglers (novice to accomplished) and the experienced and friendly guides on the upper and lower Kenai River. Fishing takes place by boat or on the riverbanks. Overnight at Kenai Riverside Lodge.
Kenai Riverside Lodge
Enjoy another day of fishing. The lodge can also arrange for halibut charters, as well as coho salmon fishing in Resurrection Bay, depending on the season. Overnight at Kenai Riverside Lodge.
Kenai Riverside Lodge to Anchorage
After breakfast, bid farewell to Kenai Riverside Lodge and return to Anchorage via shuttle arriving by noon.
Fishing primarily takes place from shore, in drift or power boats. Please note that rivers can be closed to fishing for certain time periods to protect the salmon. There may be times when you will be transferred to Seward to fish in Resurrection Bay (depending on the season). There also are limits for each type of fish being able to fish/keep depending on the type of fish. Some fish, like trout is catch and release only. Those regulations have been established to protect the different fish species and it may change from season to season. Often, each person is limited to 2 catches either per day or per season. The outlined "fish" schedule is approximate only to give a general guideline. June 5 - June 25: King Salmon June 11 - June 30: First run of sockeye salmon June 11 - September 30: Rainbow trout July 15 - July 31: Second run of king salmon July 15 - August 10: Second run of sockeye salmon July 15 - August 31: Silver salmon on Resurrection Bay August 1 - September 5: Silver salmon on the Lower Kenai. August 5 - End of September: Prime trout fishing on the Upper Kenai River July through September: Fishing for Dolly Varden