Alaskan Getaways with Drifters Lodge Cooper Landing, Alaska, has become one of the premier destinations for fishing in the state. Still, there are a plethora of other activities to engage in while embarking on an Alaskan getaway. Located in the heart of the Kenai Peninsula, Cooper Landing serves as the perfect basecamp for adventurers exploring Alaska's playground. Conveniently located on the north end of Kenai Lake, right off of the Sterling Highway, this town of 289 sees it's population swell in the summer as outdoor enthusiasts from all over the world come to experience this slice of paradise. Surrounded by [...]
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Drifters Lodge has become a renowned destination for fly fishing, taking in visitors from all over the world, thanks in part to the abundance of trout and salmon and the pristine landscapes that make fly fishing in Alaska something every serious angler should experience. We want you to find out why Drifters is one of the best Alaska fishing lodges on the Kenai Peninsula, but first, we want to give you an idea of what you’ll need to get started. If you are reading this, there is probably a good chance that you’ve gone fishing with a typical rod and [...]
Fishing on the Kenai River is one of the most rewarding challenges every angler should undertake. However, with any new endeavor, there is a learning curve, and Alaska fishing is no different. Even if the Kenai River is your stomping grounds, you’ll want someone who has dedicated their life to finding and catching the highly coveted native salmon and rainbow trout. As much as we appreciated the willingness and desire for many anglers to “figure it out” on their own, we highly recommend hiring a fishing guide to maximize your Alaska fishing vacation. Let us provide you with four good [...]
As the air warms up and the days become longer, all signs point to the Alaska fishing season being right around the corner. Soon anglers from all over the world will ascend upon a freshly thawed Alaskan landscape in hopes of experiencing what they’ve otherwise only heard in stories. Unless the Kenai Peninsula is their home turf, most fishermen and women will stay at a fishing lodge. Many —not all— out of state anglers would rather not find themselves combat fishing, but instead, make sure to assess and inventory the best Alaska fishing guides. Types of Fishing in Alaska There [...]
Spring’s arrival is so close that the locals can practically feel the early-morning fog, hear the native birds singing in unison, and see the legions of salmon rushing through the Kenai River. For good reason, there’s a ton of buzz about the upcoming salmon fishing season at Kenai River Drifters Lodge as the peninsula is one of the world’s preeminent fish-based destinations on the planet. Anglers are unlikely to stumble upon a more idyllic location for a week of king-sized salmon battles than the Kenai and Kasilof rivers. However, the Kenai Peninsula is also an ultra-popular landing place for nature [...]
In 2018, we briefly touched on our guided Alaska hiking trips into jaw-dropping Chugach National Forest, such as Hope Point, Slaughter Gulch, and Crescent Lake. Today, however, we’re going to discuss foraging, birdwatching, guiding services, and the 10 best hikes in Alaska, according to personal experience and guest reviews. During the warmer seasons, Kenai River Drifter’s Lodge is the premier adventure-based hub in Cooper Landing, Alaska, as we offer everything from world-class Kenai River salmon fishing to glacier cruises near Seward. And, as you might expect, hiking is a popular alternative to salmon fishing for many adventurers. Alaska Hiking Trips [...]
Because limits on king salmon vary from year to year, more and more returning anglers are beginning to get a “taste” for halibut fishing in Alaska. While nothing compares to the feeling one obtains while wrangling a monster Chinook on the teal Kenai River, netting a slippery, 100-pound halibut in awe-inspiring Resurrection Bay is bound to be one of your life’s true high points. The folks here at Kenai River Drifters Lodge have tremendous relationships with several of the Kenai Peninsula’s finest captains. These world-renowned Alaska halibut fishing charters are available via upgrade along with a variety of other adventure-based [...]
As snowflakes continue to descend from the sky, the team here at Kenai River Drifter’s Lodge is left daydreaming of next year’s fishing season. There’s no better time to research, book, and plan a long-awaited, well-deserved Alaska fishing trip than the cozy winter months. And, of course, Drifter’s Lodge is so much more than just the top-reviewed Cooper Landing fishing charter. Anglers and adventurers alike can meticulously (and effortlessly) piece together a fully-customizable excursion to the Kenai Peninsula—that includes an accommodation, all meals, unlimited fishing, and a wide variety of wilderness activities, such as dog sledding. Because of the dramatic [...]
As we say “goodbye” to yet another glorious, golden autumn, many of us turn our attention to next summer’s Kenai River fishing season. But, of course, there’s so much more to do in the summertime than hook monster salmon and trophy trout here in Cooper Landing, Alaska. Once the days lengthen and temperatures rise, many of our visiting anglers choose to trek down to nearby Seward, home to the best zipline in Alaska. Stoney Creek Canopy Adventures For decades, Kenai River Drifters Lodge has been helping anglers (and their families) plan well-deserved, long-awaited Alaska salmon fishing trips, Kenai Fjords [...]
While the fishing season is sadly wrapping up here at Kenai River Drifters Lodge, there are still approximately three weeks left for spontaneous, last-minute Alaska fishing trips to the Kenai Peninsula. We typically begin packing everything away in mid-October when the temperatures reach undesirable levels, but there’s never a wrong time to book a well-deserved Kenai River fishing expedition for next year! We have the most experienced group of Kenai River fishing guides in the region, so you’re practically guaranteed to return home with 50 pounds of delicious salmon and stories that will last a lifetime. The 5 Best [...]