Drifters Lodge is built in the heart of Cooper Landing, Alaska, right on the banks of the world-famous Kenai River. The small mountain town of Cooper Landing was initially settled as a frontier gold and trapping town. It has since transformed into one of the top destinations for fishing trips in Alaska. Surrounded by mountains and national forest land, our lodge is a place where you can escape your regular routine and experience all the fishing and outdoor adventures available on the Kenai Peninsula – Alaska’s Playground.
Drifters Lodge is your gateway to Alaskan outdoor adventures, whether you choose a guided fishing trip, scenic float, or an All-Inclusive fishing package vacation. The lodge boasts picturesque riverside cabins, each with their own river and mountain views. We are located in a central location that will become your home base to experience world-class fishing up and down all 82 miles of the Kenai River and its tributaries, as well as the Kasilof River and local lakes. Our fishing tours will give you the best chance to catch all Alaska has to offer including trophy rainbow trout, king salmon, sockeye salmon, silver salmon, dolly varden, and arctic grayling.
The variety of guided fishing trips will amaze you. Runs of sockeye (red), coho (silver), and chinook (king) salmon arrive throughout the summer, and our rainbow trout are a magnificent prize to target all season long. The Kenai, Kasilof and Russian Rivers are renowned, but our lesser known streams and alpine lakes add remarkable depth to the fishing opportunities. You might take a float plane to a nearby alpine lake for arctic grayling, or hike into a small, crystal clear stream to pick out trout and dolly varden behind spawning salmon. No matter the time of year, there is something special to discover.
In addition to some of the best fishing offered in the region, Drifters Lodge has everything a nature lover could want. Be sure to book a scenic float trip! A knowledgeable rafting guide will row you and your group along the glacial waters of the Kenai River looking for eagles, moose, bears, and spectacular views around every bend.
Looking for one place that does it all? You’ll get more than a world-class Alaskan fishing trip at Drifters Lodge. Our All-Inclusive packages make for the ideal vacation. Leave the planning to us. We’ll pick you up from the airport, provide you with everything from meals to all the gear you’ll need, set you up in a private cabin, and so much more. All you have to worry about is reeling in the trophy fish!
Our fishing packages are fully customizable to match your needs. We have three levels of packages: the All-Inclusive package takes care of it all, but our Regular and Premium options can be a great way to go if you don’t mind renting a car to get from place to place. You will get all of our most helpful extras no matter which fishing package you choose. Fish processing, packed lunches, gear, and fishing licenses are all standard inclusions. And in every package, the itinerary is built from scratch based on your wish list. Choose to upgrade to fly-in destinations, or take a breaks from fishing to hilke or raft. We pride ourselves in flexibility. If you have a perfect Alaska fishing trip on mind, we will do everything in our power to make it happen.
Our guides and staff are here to make your trip extraordinary. It’s our passion to make your Alaskan fishing dreams come to life. We will work with you every step of the way to make it happen!