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9 12, 2022

Planning an Alaska Saltwater Fishing Trip

2022-12-09T20:30:34+00:00Alaska Fishing, AWL Blog, Kodiak Island Fishing Lodges|

Amid one of the most productive fisheries in the northern Pacific, the Kodiak Islands present the perfect opportunity for an Alaska saltwater fishing adventure. And when you post up at Afognak Wilderness Lodge, a bounty of coveted gamefish, including salmon, halibut, and rockfish, await.

8 11, 2022

Alaska Salmon Fishing on Afognak Island

2022-11-08T23:32:00+00:00Alaska Fishing, AWL Blog, Fishing Tips|

Although Afognak Wilderness Lodge has a wide variety of Alaska adventures, salmon fishing remains a favorite among our guests. Is it the opportunity to catch a trophy-sized salmon? Or maybe it’s just the overall experience of doing something quintessentially Alaskan. Either way, it’s no secret that salmon fishing around the coast of the Kodiak Islands is an experience worthy of any outdoor enthusiast’s bucket list.

22 09, 2022

Characteristics of the Best Lodges in Alaska

2022-09-22T16:43:40+00:00AWL Blog|

When determining what makes the best lodges in Alaska, you may quickly find your head spinning with options. Some places focus on fishing, while others offer generalized Alaska adventures like hiking and kayaking. For most residents of the lower 48, a trip to the Last Frontier doesn’t come around too often, so it’s understandable why someone would want to maximize their vacation with a world-class experience.

19 08, 2022

Saltwater Angling | Kodiak Fishing Charters

2022-09-22T16:49:17+00:00Alaska Fishing, AWL Blog, Kodiak Island Fishing Lodges|

The thrill of saltwater fishing off the Alaskan coast is something every avid angler should experience in their lifetime. The vast open sea, a wide variety of fish, and the ongoing challenge are just a few rewards you’ll find when you hop aboard a Kodiak fishing charter.

29 07, 2022

Edible Forest Plants on Afognak Island

2022-07-29T20:25:09+00:00Alaskan Wilderness, AWL Blog, Travel in Alaska|

Afognak Wilderness Lodge is a desirable adventure destination because of the many ways you can immerse yourself in nature’s bounty. Foraging in the woods is a rite of passage for many outdoor enthusiasts, so that’s why we’ll be looking at some of the edible forest plants found right in our backyard.

2 06, 2022

3 Unique Places to Take Photos on the Kodiak Archipelago

2022-06-02T14:04:17+00:00Afognak Island State Park, AWL Blog, Photography, Travel in Alaska, Wildlife Photography|

As one of the world’s most beautiful places, Alaska’s Kodiak Archipelago presents an extraordinary photography experience. From breathtaking coastal mountain landscapes to enormous breaching whales, nature lovers and animal enthusiasts will find themselves in awe.

6 05, 2022

Alaska Birds: Afognak Island Edition

2022-05-06T15:00:26+00:00Alaskan Wildlife, AWL Blog, Wildlife Photography|

For many birdwatchers, Alaska presents an untapped treasure trove of opportunities. First of all, the Last Frontier’s pristine wilderness offers excellent habitat for several species. Secondly, some birds, like horned and tufted puffins, are difficult to find anywhere outside Alaska. And although many Alaska birds thrive elsewhere, very few places provide such an immersive experience for spectators. The abundance and diversity of birds near Afognak Wilderness Lodge is undoubtedly an attractive amenity for nature lovers hoping to add a few of these feathered friends to their list. Getting Ready for Birdwatching in Alaska Before you head out in search of [...]

18 04, 2022

Things to Know About Afognak Island, Alaska

2022-04-18T14:32:30+00:00Afognak Island State Park, Alaskan Wilderness, Alaskan Wildlife, AWL Blog, Fishing Tips, Guided Adventures, Kodiak Island Fishing Lodges|

From dense forest terrain to otherworldly coastal panoramas, Afognak Island is among the most beautiful places in Alaska. Upon learning about the second-largest isle of the Kodiak Archipelago, many travelers are surprised to find out that Afognak Wilderness Lodge is the only all-inclusive resort or residence on the state park property. And as a very remote getaway destination, it’s understandable that people might have several questions. To help satiate your curiosity, we put together a quick guide on things to know about Afognak Island, Alaska. How is the Weather? One of the first questions people ask themselves when they’re pondering [...]

6 12, 2021

Reasons to Take a Trip to Alaska with Kids

2021-12-06T18:02:54+00:00Afognak Island State Park, Alaskan Wilderness, AWL Blog, Guided Adventures, Travel in Alaska|

As the holiday season continues, many of us are pondering what type of gifts to enjoy with the whole family. Vacations often seem to be the best option as they provide the perfect opportunity to spend time with each other while experiencing something new, and Alaska is no exception! Now, some young families out there may be apprehensive about taking a trip to Alaska with kids. Still, there isn’t much to worry about when you stay at Afognak Wilderness Lodge. Create Lasting Memories: An Alaska Trip with Kids Alaska family vacations are something you and your loved ones will never [...]

22 11, 2021

What to Pack for an Alaska Photography Tour

2021-11-22T20:17:30+00:00Afognak Island State Park, Alaskan Wildlife, AWL Blog, Lodging, Photography, Wildlife Photography|

Alaska nature offers arguably some of the most breathtaking photo opportunities in the nation, if not the world! A stay at Afognak Wilderness Lodge means you are not only surrounded by these stunning sights, but you have ample ways to explore them. Our all-inclusive resort puts you close to top spots for whale watching, trout fishing, and more. Photography is the best way to capture the nature and wildlife you encounter on your adventures and during your Alaska getaway.  A Checklist of Essential Photography Gear To capture the best photos possible, you need to make sure you have the correct [...]

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