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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 [...]

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 [...]

1 11, 2018

When The Dinner Bell Rings on Your Kodiak Island Vacation

2020-07-09T17:16:49+00:00Uncategorized|

You’ve spent all day outside enjoying the gorgeous Alaskan outdoors, and while it’s been the time of your life, you are exhausted and in need of a hearty and filling home cooked meal. Lucky for you, our Afognak Wilderness Lodge in the beautiful Kodiak Islands provides guests with fantastic dining options to keep everyone satisfied and happy after an exciting Alaskan adventure. Book your Kodiak Island vacation with us, and experience comfortable living with unmatched access to this incredible part of the world. Dinner at the Lodge Whether you spend your days on a local stream fly fishing for salmon, [...]

4 09, 2018

The Perfect Northern Photo Op

2020-07-09T17:23:21+00:00Uncategorized|

From world-renowned photographers and film-makers to novices fueling their newfound passion and hobby, Afognak Wilderness Lodge plays host to all levels of creatives hoping to capture the perfect moment on film. As the only residence within the 50,000-acre Afognak Island State Park, our Kodiak Alaska lodging is exclusive and remote. Our unique island location not only means that you’ll have access to unmatched protected wildlife, but also that your extraordinary photo ops begin right away. Capture the first stills of your trip as you enter the island either by air or by sea, and make your way through the mountainous [...]

4 08, 2018

Meeting Our Water Dwelling Neighbors

2020-07-09T17:24:40+00:00Uncategorized|

Turn your great Alaskan vacation into more than just a fishing trip. Stay at the remote and beautiful Afognak Wilderness Lodge and experience an incredible variety of wildlife. The unique location on Afognak Island means that you will witness a plethora of wildlife only found at this exclusive Alaska wilderness lodge. Fish It’s what most people come to Alaska for - the prized game fish! Sockeye Salmon, Rainbow Trout, Arctic Grayling and so much more, we have them all. Book a stay at our lodge, and we will show you all the best nearby spots to cast your line. In [...]

4 07, 2018

A Few Interesting Residents of Afognak Island

2020-07-09T17:27:23+00:00Uncategorized|

It’s not called Afognak Wilderness Lodge for nothing! Located between the northern Pacific Ocean and the remote Alaskan forest, this Incredible slice of heaven known as Afognak Island is home to a vast variety of animals and wildlife. From rare birds to giant bears, the island is a nature lover's dream come true. Designated as a conservation area in one form or another since 1892, Afognak Island State Park has remained basically untouched. Read on to learn more about just a few of the remarkable creatures that call Afognak Island home.   Kodiak Brown Bear As one of the most [...]

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