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.
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.
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.
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.
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 [...]
With its iconic mountains, sprawling forests, and abundant wildlife, Alaska is an excellent place for a memorable vacation. There are many wonders in “The Last Frontier,” but perhaps none as mesmerizing as the northern lights. For generations, travelers worldwide have made their way to Alaska to see the celestial display illuminate the sky, and Afognak Wilderness Lodge is offering you a front-row seat. But before you start packing your bags, we’d like to share a few tips to make the experience more rewarding. Alaskan Northern Lights Forecast The northern light’s most accurate forecasting station resides at the Geophysical Institute at [...]
Afognak Wilderness Lodge may be best known for its unfettered access to some of the best fishing in Alaska, but we also offer several other adventures. There are many ways to explore the Last Frontier, but perhaps none are as immersive as by kayak. Gliding along calm waters as you paddle through protected bays and inlets is sure to be unforgettable! And although kayaking in Alaska isn’t any more complicated than you might think, it never hurts to get in shape with a few exercises that will enhance your experience. Practical Kayak Exercises for Your Alaska Lodge Vacation Many sights [...]
Although there are plenty of excellent reasons to visit Alaska, some people may need a little extra motivation. Planning vacations can sometimes be stressful, so it’s essential to focus on why you want to go somewhere rather than the challenges. After all, you don’t want to miss out on the trip of a lifetime because of travel anxiety! If the last couple of years has taught us anything, we should live life to the fullest, and few destinations in the world can help you find your true self like the last frontier! As such, we’d like to offer a few [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]