People come to Alaska for various reasons. Some of us want an opportunity to chase coveted game fish amid pristine waters, while others wish to share priceless moments with the native fauna. From fishing to wildlife viewing and everything in between, “The Last Frontier” never disappoints. Part of what makes our beautiful state so alluring is the ease at which visitors can immerse themselves in Alaska’s sights, sounds, smells, and tastes. Specializing in providing an experience that draws from everything Alaska has to offer, Afognak Wilderness Lodge has been a premier Kodiak Island destination since 1974, thanks in part to [...]
Many people planning a trip to the "Land of the Midnight Sun" may be wondering, "When is the best time to visit Alaska?" The truth is that Alaska is an excellent vacation destination no matter what time of the year, but finding the best time will depend significantly on what you want to experience and where. For those hoping to visit Afognak Wilderness Lodge on the Kodiak Islands, it's worth considering that we are open from May 20 through September 20. It's no coincidence that we've chosen those dates to host hikers, anglers, nature lovers, and other outdoor enthusiasts. Since [...]
Anglers usually don't have many chances for their favorite pastime in winter unless they live in a warm climate or go ice fishing. A lack of opportunity is often the most significant limiting factor followed by winter obligations and responsibilities—like holidays and hunting. No matter the hurdles, there are more than a couple of ways to keep yourself busy during the offseason as you eagerly await your Alaska fishing vacation. Although many all-inclusive resorts in Alaska are closed for the winter, that doesn't mean you have to stop thinking about the upcoming Alaska fishing season at Afognak Wilderness Lodge on [...]
You may have heard various vagabonds tell you the most important thing about traveling in Alaska is to have plenty of layers. While we certainly won’t argue with that notion, there is much more to consider for your travel packing list when embarking on a wildness retreat to Afognak Island and beyond. Spring will be here before we know it, and our Kodiak Island wilderness lodge will be ready for eager patrons hoping to experience the Alaskan wilderness in all its rugged glory. Once you’ve booked your stay, we highly recommend following the travel packing list we provide and making [...]
Hiking in Alaska is one of the best ways to immerse yourself in the unscathed pristine beauty offered by this magnificent state. Just north of Kodiak Island, Afognak Island has approximately 75,000 acres of protected wilderness that makes the perfect destination for any Alaskan vacation. Located in a very remote area, Afognak Wilderness Lodge has served as the ultimate basecamp for adventure seekers and outdoor enthusiasts looking for a taste of the wild. Being the only lodge or residence on the island certainly has its perks. As such, we want to invite you to stay with us to explore this sacred treasure we call home.
At this point, many people would say the words salmon and fishing in Alaska go hand in hand. For decades, eager anglers have descended on the Kodiak Island area for a shot at snagging their biggest catch yet. The feat of reeling and landing one of Alaska’s coveted Pacific salmon species brings to anglers a sense of accomplishment rivaled only by the act of taking one’s bounty home to feed friends and family. This human instinct is the reason we fish; to help satiate your innate desires, we’ve put together a list of our favorite Alaskan salmon recipes for you [...]
The fishing near Kodiak Island is some of the best in Alaska, if not the world. Every year, thousands of anglers from abroad descend upon this legendary archipelago to experience the thrill and adventure of Alaska fishing vacations. Every serious fisherman and woman should strive to find themselves fishing in Alaska, but with that comes a slight learning curve. Even if you have spent time near Kodiak Island, you’ll want a person who dedicates time to catching the highly coveted fish of Alaska’s inland freshwater systems and seaside. Alaska fishing charters with Afognak Wilderness Lodge allow you to fish side [...]
Imagine, you've just pulled your luggage from the floatplane. Preoccupied with making sure you have everything, you don't immediately notice the misty mountain forest that surrounds you. Your family is slow to make their way out of the aircraft, but as they step outside, their faces begin to glow and you are reminded why you came here. After dropping your gear on the ground, you pull out your phone and notice you have no service. You smile and think to yourself, "Perfect."
Arguably, two of the main reasons people come to Alaska are scenic landscapes and abundant wildlife. As the air warms and the ground begins to thaw, numerous species will exit from their dens or return from their vacation homes to forage, mate, and raise their young, making the opportunity to capture these precious moments more abundant with each sunrise.
If you’re a fan of the great outdoors, look no further than a vacation to the Kodiak Islands. Located off the southwest coast of Alaska, the Kodiak Islands are a stunning natural reprieve from everyday life. Surround yourself with the lush, towering forests and breathe in the crisp, clean air. Among the islands, you will find Afognak Island, a retreat that offers both fresh and saltwater fishing trips as well as an abundance of wildlife exploration. Come stay at Afognak Wilderness Lodge to enjoy excellent accommodations and the Alaskan wilderness adventure of a lifetime. Afognak Island Fishing Trips Afognak Island [...]