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27 10, 2020

An Alaskan Adventure in the Chugach National Forest

Expanding across southcentral Alaska, from the shores and snow-capped peaks along the Prince William Sound to the flowing rivers of the Kenai Peninsula, Chugach National Forest is the second-largest national forest in the United States. Arguably a unique property in the collection, Chugach is an outdoor enthusiast’s dream come true. With its rich biodiversity and awe-inspiring landscapes, it’s no wonder so many visitors choose Chugach as the focal point of their Alaskan adventure. Because it encompasses such a vast area, it’s not difficult to visit near Cooper Landing, Alaska. So while it may not be in our backyard, Kenai River [...]

30 09, 2020

Fishing in Alaska: Angler Etiquette 101

Whether you're sitting down at a posh restaurant or a raucous hockey game, etiquette is a universal attribute that will give you a better experience in any situation, and fishing in Alaska is no exception. From seasoned anglers to aspiring newbies, every fisherman and woman will benefit from the respect they receive for their courteous mannerisms. An Alaska fishing vacation with a Kenai charter is a rewarding endeavor, but several unwritten rules will help squeeze the most out of your adventure. After all, traveling to a remote destination with a Kenai River fishing guide is a bucket list item for [...]

28 08, 2020

Fishing in Alaska: An Elite Excursion

Do you yearn for blazing trails through an unscathed wilderness in search of coveted game fish? Are you hoping to experience fishing in Alaska in a way few people have? Then look no further than Kenai River Drifters Lodge. As a premier destination and an excellent place to finish the Alaskan fishing season, Drifters Lodge offers unrivaled accommodations with unfettered access to some of the best fisheries on the Kenai Peninsula. If escaping the crowds with an Alaskan fishing guide is your top priority, then we have you covered! To give you an idea of what to expect on your [...]

29 07, 2020

Delectable Alaskan Salmon Recipes from Drifters Lodge

The Alaskan salmon season is underway, which means anglers from all over the globe are here for bountiful adventures. Considering the Kenai Peninsula plays host to some of the best salmon fishing in Alaska, if not the world, it’s highly conceivable that you’ll be coming home with more fish than ever! Many people are okay with slathering on some olive oil and herbs and sticking it in the oven, but with such a large volume of meat, you may want to get creative with your Alaskan salmon recipes. To give you an idea of what to do with your bounty [...]

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 [...]

5 02, 2020

Guided Alaska Hiking Trips with Drifter’s Lodge

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 [...]

7 10, 2019

Top 5 Alaska Fishing Trips

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 [...]

11 07, 2019

3 Things to Do on the Kenai Peninsula This Summer

Kenai River Drifters Lodge has officially come back to life with eager summer travelers from across the globe who have ventured to our serene slice of the Kenai Peninsula to hook massive salmon, observe majestic brown bears, and drift past jaw-dropping glaciers. But that’s just the tip of the iceberg, as the Kenai Peninsula is home to seemingly neverending outdoor activities, ranging from berry picking to gold mine tours. To ensure that your midsummer escape to Cooper Landing, Alaska, is nothing short of flawless, we’ve compiled three of the most unique things to do on the Kenai Peninsula. Guided [...]

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 [...]

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