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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 [...]

7 10, 2021

Afognak Island Escapes | Romantic Getaways in Alaska

2021-10-07T18:18:22+00:00Afognak Island State Park, Alaskan Wilderness, AWL Blog, Offseason Activities, Travel in Alaska|

We’ll be the first ones to admit that when it comes to nourishing your love, romantic getaways in Alaska might not be at the forefront of your mind. After all, with places like France, Italy, or even Norway at the top of many “Most Romantic Places” lists, it’s easy to understand why beautiful Alaska is easy to overlook. One thing is for certain, though. Any couple who has a penchant for the great outdoors and spending time with each other in it will have much to rave about after an intimate trip to the Last Frontier. Thankfully, Afognak Wilderness Lodge [...]

10 09, 2021

Alaska Bucket List: Unique Adventures on Afognak Island

2021-09-10T19:44:38+00:00Afognak Island State Park, Alaska Fishing, Alaskan Wilderness, AWL Blog, Guided Adventures, Travel in Alaska|

People typically head north to the “Last Frontier” to find enriching endeavors that you simply can’t recreate in the lower-48 states. An Alaska bucket list is a definitive collection of things to do that, unless you’re a regular visitor, you may never have an opportunity to experience elsewhere. Within the beautiful Kodiak Islands, Afognak Island is a sometimes overlooked gem that offers ample possibilities for adventure ranging from fishing to wildlife photography. And at Afognak Wilderness Lodge, you’ll find some of the most intriguing experiences in North America and possibly the world! Exploration and Discover on Beautiful Afognak Island, Alaska [...]

5 08, 2021

Watching Whales in Alaska with Afognak Wilderness Lodge

2021-08-05T13:35:40+00:00Afognak Island State Park, Alaskan Wildlife, AWL Blog, Wildlife Photography|

With its impeccable waters, ideal habitat, and proximity to prominent migratory corridors, Afognak Island is a magnificent destination to watch whales in Alaska. A wide variety of cetacean species—whales, dolphins, and porpoises—reside in the various inlets, fjords, and bays found throughout the Kodiaks. And Afognak Wilderness Lodge invites you to take a front-row seat to witness these magnificent ocean-dwelling mammals in their natural environment. Whether you’re an avid wildlife photographer or simply love nature, whale watching in Alaska is something you should consider adding to your bucket list.  The Best Times to See Whales in Alaska It goes without saying [...]

28 07, 2021

Getting Started | Fly Fishing in Alaska

2021-07-28T21:43:56+00:00Alaskan Wilderness, Alaskan Wildlife, AWL Blog, Fishing Tips, Kodiak Island Fishing Lodges|

Known for its unrivaled adventures, abundant wildlife, and world-class fishing opportunities, Afognak Wilderness Lodge is an otherworldly travel destination embedded within the Kodiak Islands. And thanks in no small part to a very healthy salmonid population, pristine ecosystem, and immaculate landscapes, fly fishing in Alaska has become a bucket list experience for many avid anglers. After all, when you combine the divine scenery of Afognak Island with one of the best trout and salmon fisheries in the world, you’re bound to find yourself on an unforgettable escapade.  Fly Fishing Alaska: Beginner’s Essentials If you’ve stumbled across this blog, then there [...]

3 06, 2021

An Alaska Summer Vacation on Afognak Island

2021-06-03T15:02:44+00:00Alaska Fishing, Alaskan Wilderness, Alaskan Wildlife, AWL Blog, Travel in Alaska|

An Alaska summer vacation is hard to come by for many people, that’s why Afognak Wilderness Lodge—the only lodge or residence on Afognak Island—provides an affordable option with no minimum stay for those hoping to discover one of the world’s most unique and beautiful. From fishing to wildlife viewing and many other activities in between, our slice of paradise in the “Last Frontier” offers a seemingly endless number of opportunities for anyone seeking the ultimate adventure. Besides being in an extremely remote location, one of the other noteworthy aspects of staying with Afognak Wilderness Lodge is the ease in which [...]

16 05, 2021

Getting to Know the Kodiak Brown Bear

2021-05-21T17:52:11+00:00Afognak Island State Park, Alaskan Wilderness, AWL Blog, Guided Adventures, Wildlife Photography|

One of the fascinating things to do in Alaska is wildlife viewing, and Afognak Island is no exception! Our beloved slice of paradise is home to a diverse and abundant fauna population; however, few animals are as revered as the Kodiak brown bear. Given our location, Afognak Wilderness Lodge offers an unparalleled opportunity to witness bears and other majestic beasts within proximity. What’s more, the Alaska Department of Fish and Game has been reporting population growth, further solidifying the ease at which they are visible. To give you a little more insight into one of our favorite neighbors, today we’ll [...]

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