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15 06, 2020

Alaskan Getaways with Drifters Lodge

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 [...]

27 04, 2020

Drifters Lodge: Kenai River Fishing Guides

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 [...]

15 03, 2020

Experience Something New: The Alaska Fishing Season

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 [...]

10 12, 2019

The Best Summer Dog Sled Tours in Alaska

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 [...]

24 05, 2019

The 4 Best Kenai River Cabins at Drifters Lodge

The highly-anticipated Kenai River salmon fishing season is nearly here in jaw-dropping Cooper Landing, Alaska. We’re eagerly counting the days and gearing up for yet another exciting summer here at Kenai River Drifters Lodge. One of the most important aspects of a salmon fishing trip – besides world-class guides, good weather, and monsters runs – is the quality of the on-site accommodations. Luckily for you and your group of anglers, Drifters Lodge has a small fleet of hand-crafted Kenai River cabins along the water’s edge. We offer anglers a wide variety of overnight accommodations, including log homes, cabins, and [...]

25 04, 2019

Springtime Kasilof River Adventures from Cooper Landing, Alaska

We’re quickly approaching one of the most anticipated fishing seasons of the year: the springtime Kasilof River king salmon run, which starts in mid-May. Not only do thousands of massive king salmon (also known as “Chinook”) swarm into the wide, serene Kasilof River every spring to spawn, but this world-famous river is also home to a thriving steelhead trout population. Full-day Kasilof River drift trips are a drive away from Kenai River Drifters Lodge’s cozy Cooper Landing cabins as our boats put in at the Kasilof River Bridge along Sterling Highway. Please read further to learn more about one [...]

28 03, 2019

Jaw-Dropping Wildlife and Glacier Cruises in Alaska

There’s no denying the sheer beauty of The Last Frontier, especially Kenai Fjords National Park, one of the world’s natural wonders. Yes, Alaska’s Kenai Peninsula is home to the best salmon fishing in the world, but our gorgeous slice of wilderness is also a jaw-dropping natural landscape full of majestic wildlife, breathtaking glaciers, and complex, rugged mountain ranges. Kenai River Drifters Lodge, the premier Cooper Landing lodging option, proudly provides our guests with a genuinely once-in-a-lifetime experience: the six-hour Seward Wildlife / Glacier Cruise. Seward Wildlife / Glacier Cruise This popular cruise will glide past some of the most [...]

23 01, 2019

Half-Day Fishing Trips near Cooper Landing, Alaska

Cooper Landing may be covered in fluffy snow at the moment, but we’re still daydreaming about the upcoming king salmon fishing season here at Kenai River Drifter’s Lodge. There’s no better time than right now to book a spring, summer, or fall Kenai River fishing trip to Alaska before we’re fully booked for yet another exciting season. Most groups, families, and couples choose full-day fishing expeditions so they can catch and keep their limit, but if you’re looking for a different challenge this year, seek out our three half-day fishing trips. We’re one of the only Alaska fishing lodges [...]

28 12, 2018

Hidden Gems near Cooper Landing, Alaska

Anglers from across the globe visit the Kenai Peninsula for world-class king salmon fishing, breathtaking wildlife, and an opportunity to unplug from today’s modern world. However, not every single guest here at Kenai River Drifter’s Lodge wants to spend the entire week salmon fishing in Alaska, which is why we have “substitutions.” We encourage visiting anglers to swap a full day of fishing with one of our Alaskan adventure activities, including hiking, rafting, bird watching, and guided day trips to the Kenai Peninsula’s most popular cities. The Last Frontier has so much more to offer than Kenai River fishing, [...]

28 11, 2018

The Best Alaska Hiking Trails near the Drifter’s Lodge

While we certainly make a living fishing for delicious salmon and trophy rainbow trout, hiking through the breathtaking Alaskan wilderness is a strong passion of ours here at Kenai River Drifter’s Lodge. Some of the best Alaska hiking trails lie deep within the massive, strikingly beautiful Chugach National Forest, which spans nearly seven million acres in Southcentral Alaska. The next time you’re spending a week king salmon fishing in Alaska, ask about our extensive guided hikes through the Alaskan Bush. Easy, Moderate, or Difficult? Any visiting angler here in Cooper Landing, Alaska, can substitute fishing trips with other outdoor [...]

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