Drifters Lodge Blog

Travel Guide2018-11-28T14:14:31+00:00

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 [...]

Customize Your Kenai River Drifter’s Lodge Experience

It’s extremely rare to find an affordable fishing lodge on the shores of an incredibly beautiful stretch of the Kenai River that also offers fully customizable Alaskan adventure packages. Kenai River Drifter’s Lodge has everything you’re looking for and so much more! Anglers have been visiting our world-class, family-friendly fishing lodge in breathtaking Cooper Landing, Alaska, for decades. We happily provide anglers and nature enthusiasts with once-in-a-lifetime fishing, hiking, flightseeing, and rafting adventures. Your wish is our command here at Kenai River Drifter’s Lodge. If you would like to replace a day of fishing with bird watching and flightseeing [...]

Ocean Fishing: Finding the Best Alaska Fishing Charters

Alaska is known for waterways abundant with all sorts of impressive catches such as salmon, rainbow trout, Arctic graylings, halibut, and more. Kenai River Drifter's Lodge offers incredible ocean fishing adventures through area charter companies that provide panoramic views, access to beautiful glacial waters, and catches that will be sure to give any angler the experience of a lifetime. Embark on several Alaska wildland adventures on the open sea in Cooper Landing, Alaska, and discover one of the best fishing charters to cast your line and reel in some monster fish. A Kenai River Drifter's Ocean Fishing Experience Here at [...]

Alaska Rafting Adventures with Kenai River Drifter’s Lodge

When it comes to Alaskan fishing trips, Kenai River Drifter's Lodge is a hot spot for premier angling experiences, but our lodge has much more to offer than just casting your line. Here at Kenai River Drifter's, we know Alaska has so much more to provide our visitors and one of the best ways to see it is on a guided tour. Though hiking and flightseeing are popular, one of the most exciting excursions we offer is a scenic rafting adventure! Leave the Rod at the Lodge and Take in the Scenery The location of our lodge allows us [...]

Autumn Kenai River Fishing Excursions

A large number of the American population considers autumn to be the best season of the year because of the crisp sweater weather, colorful foliage, and pumpkin-flavored treats. Up here on the Kenai Peninsula, fall signifies the peak silver salmon and rainbow trout fishing season. Autumn is the perfect time of the year to book a Kenai River fishing expedition because the summer crowds are dispersing, the trout are fattening up for winter, and the Chugach Mountains are being painted with a colorful natural paintbrush. There are four main fish species to catch each fall: silver salmon, rainbow trout, [...]

Deluxe Amenities at the Kenai River Drifter’s Lodge

The award-winning Kenai River Drifter’s Lodge is best known for its breathtaking riverfront location, world-class guides, and premier salmon and trout fishing. You may not realize it until you arrive, but the fine folks at our Alaskan paradise equally pride themselves on providing the best on-site experience possible. We have added a deluxe riverfront sauna for anglers aiming to thaw and unwind after reeling in a boatload of salmon. We also host a nightly communal campfire, even during the summer months when the sun sets at nearly midnight. The dedicated staff provides a hearty continental breakfast for those drifting [...]

Choosing the Best Fishing Package for Your Budget

It’s one of our main goals at Kenai River Drifter’s Lodge to oblige prospective anglers with budgets of all sizes. Whether you’re aiming to spend a week salmon fishing in Alaska or hoping to book a one-day, one-night getaway for under $1,000, our beautiful slice of Alaskan paradise has a package that will perfectly match your budget. Regular Fishing Package Our regular fishing package is the most affordable bundle at Kenai River Drifter’s Lodge. You can spend anywhere from one to eight days of salmon fishing in Alaska and up to nine nights of lodging. The regular package includes [...]

Wildlife Adventures near Cooper Landing, Alaska

After an anxious winter spent daydreaming of giant king salmon, the fishing season is finally here at the Kenai River Drifter’s Lodge in stunning Cooper Landing Alaska! The lodge is currently full of exuberant anglers aching to voyage onto the crisp, misty teal waters of the famous Kenai River. Our skilled and professional fishing guides help guarantee that every Kenai Peninsula fishing excursion is memorable in more ways than one. When you’re not reeling in a monster salmon or a beautiful Dolly Varden, embark on a unique wilderness adventure into the stunningly vast Last Frontier. We offer guided half-day [...]

Summer Kenai River Rafting Adventures

Anglers from across the world escape to the Kenai Peninsula every summer for a once-in-a-lifetime fishing expedition because the Kenai River is famous for its mammoth king salmon, feisty silver salmon, tasty sockeye salmon, and beautiful trophy rainbow trout. Most visitors to the Last Frontier have been dreaming for months about reeling in a boatload of delicious salmon, so they’re often surprised that the breathtaking Alaskan landscape is one of the highlights of the trip. Luckily for prospective anglers, the Kenai River Drifter’s Lodge is ideally situated on the banks of one of the world’s premier fishing locales at [...]

Planning Your Spring Fishing Getaway

An Alaska fishing vacation can be an epic adventure, but if you are not prepared, it could end in disaster. Alaska’s wilderness is always changing and can be very challenging terrain. Here are tips to help you have the best Kenai River fishing experience possible and keep you a happy angler. Going out with a Guide When visiting Alaska, the vast landscapes and breathtaking views are an incredible sight, but don’t let it fool you. Alaska’s wilderness is an unpredictable place. This is why guides are essential for a successful trip. At Kenai River Drifter's Lodge, we provide experienced [...]

Your Best Fishing Trip Yet

There is nothing quite like sitting, surrounded by the quiet waters as your boat slowly rocks on the waves. You feel that first tug at your line and perk up to see if this is your chance. The line tugs again and you begin the battle. As you work your reel and outsmart the beast from below, you finally pull in the monster catch you have been waiting for. This scenario seems like the perfect dream to any angler. Make it a reality with a visit to our Alaska fishing lodge, Kenai River Drifter's Lodge. Our Fishing By being [...]

Meet the Fish: Part One

Alaska is known for its fantastic fishing and world-class Fishing Lodges. Kenai River Drifter’s Lodge in Cooper Landing, AK, is in the heart of some of the best fishing known to man. Kenai River Drifter’s Lodge is centrally located on the Kenai Peninsula where all of our fish are considered Trophy. King Salmon, Silver Salmon Sockeye Salmon, Rainbow Trout, Dolly Varden, and Arctic Grayling are plentiful and ready to give you the challenge of a lifetime. With a prime location at the headwaters of the Kenai River, 4000-foot peaks surrounding, you will be in a true fisherman’s paradise. Arctic [...]

Your New Favorite Alaska Fishing Lodge

Many anglers dream of an epic Alaskan fishing adventure and end up adding it to their bucket list but have a hard time finding the right lodge. There is one Alaska fishing lodge that is sure to be a perfect pick for anyone looking for a grand experience.  Kenai River Drifter’s Lodge is a prime Alaska fishing lodge with an ideal location for excellent fishing, cozy accommodations, and experienced guides to make your trip a success.The CabinsThere are a few various lodging options for travelers when staying with Kenai River Drifter’s Lodge. Six different cabins create a cozy, rustic stay [...]

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