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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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.
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."
A trip to Afognak Wilderness Lodge is one of the most unique and exciting Alaska adventures you can experience. With unmatched access to both saltwater and freshwater fishing, this jewel of the Kodiak Islands is an adventurer’s dream locale. The variety and abundance of incredible wildlife are second to none, and so are the Lodge’s accommodations and amenities. After a long day of exploring and reeling in beautiful Alaskan trophy fish, it’s essential to be able to relax in comfort. The modern conveniences along with the breathtaking setting make Afognak Wilderness Lodge the best of all Kodiak Island fishing lodges. [...]
With your line in the water, you sit back and take in the views around you. Beautiful sprawling Alaskan wilderness surrounds you, and vast panoramic mountain and forest views are visible from every angle. You wade as the waves rush around your legs and as you scan the shallow streams around you it finally happens. You feel the tug on your line as that prized fish goes for the bait and the fight begins. The season of catching Alaska freshwater fish is finally here, and we are excited to get things underway here at Afognak Wilderness Lodge. Our Favorite Season [...]