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11 11, 2020

Afognak Island Travel Packing List and Smart Travel Tips

2020-11-11T23:09:53+00:00AWL Blog, Guided Adventures|

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 [...]

6 07, 2020

Hiking in Alaska at Afognak Island State Park

2020-10-19T20:23:23+00:00Alaskan Wildlife, AWL Blog, Kodiak Island Fishing Lodges|

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.

4 06, 2020

4 Alaskan Salmon Recipes from Afognak Wilderness Lodge

2020-10-19T20:27:14+00:00Alaska Fishing, Alaska Freshwater Fish, AWL Blog, Dining, Fishing Tips, Lodging|

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 [...]

12 05, 2020

Alaska Fishing Charters with Afognak Wilderness Lodge

2020-10-19T20:34:28+00:00Alaska Fishing, AWL Blog, Guided Adventures, Kodiak Island Fishing Lodges, Lodging|

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 [...]

24 04, 2020

A Kodiak Islands Vacation at Afognak Wilderness Lodge

2020-10-19T20:42:16+00:00Alaska Fishing, Alaska Freshwater Fish, Alaskan Wildlife, AWL Blog, Dining, Kodiak Island Fishing Lodges, Lodging, Wildlife Photography|

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."

13 04, 2020

Tips for Wildlife Photography in Alaska

2020-10-19T20:59:20+00:00Alaskan Wildlife, AWL Blog, Guided Adventures, Lodging, Photography, Wildlife Photography|

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.

8 01, 2020

The Ultimate Alaskan Wilderness Experience

2020-07-09T16:01:53+00:00AWL Blog, Dining, Guided Adventures, Lodging, Wildlife Safety|

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 [...]

7 01, 2020

Authentically Beautiful Alaska Fishing Lodges

2020-07-09T16:06:41+00:00AWL Blog|

Alaska fishing is world-famous for a reason—more than one, actually. Alaska is gorgeous, the fish are plentiful, and there are a wide variety of fishing styles to try. You can fly fish from the banks of a rushing river, wade in a babbling stream, or hit the ocean for the excitement of saltwater fishing. Our island give you access to some of the best saltwater and freshwater fish in Alaska. Because Afognak Wilderness Lodge is the only lodge on the island, our local waters remain pristine and untouched, so everyone who goes fishing here leaves with the best catch of [...]

6 01, 2020

The Best Kayaking in Alaska

2020-07-09T16:07:32+00:00AWL Blog, Guided Adventures|

Afognak Island is a breathtaking oasis of outdoor adventure. It’s a pristine, untouched slice of nature and is truly one of Alaska’s crown jewels. With over 75,000 acres of immaculate Alaska state parks land, you’ll find picturesque views at every turn. Afognak Wilderness Lodge is at the heart of this piece of paradise, surrounded by ancient trees, abundant streams, and sheltered ocean waters. It’s the perfect place to stay for nature lovers and adventure seekers alike. We have countless activities for you to partake in during your visit, but we’re particularly fond of kayaking in Alaska. Sea Kayaking in Alaska [...]

5 01, 2020

Best Kodiak Restaurants and Alaska Beer

2020-07-09T16:09:25+00:00AWL Blog, Dining|

For many people, the best part of a vacation is the food. Every part of the world has different styles of cuisine, and Alaska is no different! Kodiak and Afognak Island are separate chunks of land, but we share much of our culture and sources of entertainment. When you stay at Afognak Wilderness Lodge, you’ll be fully immersed in all things Alaska. With all the wonderful things to do in Kodiak, Alaska, it can be hard to choose. That’s where our recommendations may help. Here are the best Kodiak restaurants and places to get Alaska beer and meals if you [...]

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