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Wilderness Place Lodge

Incredible Selection of Fishing, Wildlife & Adventure Packages in a Remote Location | Perfect for Families, Couples, Groups & Guests with Limited Fishing Experience to Expert Anglers

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Wilderness Place Lodge
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Spending some extra time in Anchorage during you Alaska vacation? A local Alaskan looking for a great day trip for visiting family and friends? Our deluxe fishing lodge offers all-inclusive Anchorage day-fishing trips for as low as $499 per person!

We include all the gear and team you up with a personable fishing guide to attend to your every need. Enjoy a scenic 45 minute float plane flight over the Susitna River valley northwest of Anchorage, Alaska. On clear days, Mt. Denali (McKinley) is clearly visible to the north. Arrive at our fly-in river lodge approximately 8:30am and hit the water fishing for the day. We provide lunch on the river, all fishing equipment (spin and fly fishing), waders, flies and lures so no need to bring anything. It's that easy! Day fishing trips focus on Alaska river fishing for trout, grayling, northern pike or various salmon species depending on the time of summer you visit. Extended trip packages from Anchorage for 2+ days are also available.


Our Our Alaska float trips are 60 mile, 6 day river adventures featuring the finest fishing for trout, grayling and salmon. This is the ultimate trip for the adventure seeker and those looking for a truly unique Alaska fishing vacation.

We raft the length of Lake Creek Alaska from the source at Chelatna Lake on the southern border of Denali National Park to the confluence at the glacial Yentna River. Our float trips give you the ability to explore a 60 mile wild & scenic stretch of remote Alaska. Stray from the crowds to view wildlife, and enjoy superb Alaska salmon fishing for multiple species, rainbow trout and arctic grayling. Our pro guide staff fully caters to your every need and assists with every aspect of your adventure. Our Alaska float trips are all-inclusive and cater to small groups of 3 - 5 (or split groups of 2-3 each) per trip offered at specific dates throughout the summer season. Request further information to set up your wilderness float fishing adventure!

Trip Inclusions: Float plane service: round trip from Anchorage to Lake Chelatna and back from the lodge; all meals & beverages, beer, raft and rafting related gear, camp gear, rafting guide, camping equipment, all fishing gear, lures, flies, Gore-tex waders and boots.


This combination adventure is all-inclusive, guided and fully outfitted. This adventure is available for groups of 2+. All ages and abilities welcome! Enjoy this unique fly-in Wilderness Lodge experience! For locals, or those passing through Anchorage, this is a remarkable getaway for anyone on a time budget. The convenience of the lodge with proximity to Anchorage allows for an easy overnight trip, yet still is remote and surrounded by expansive Alaskan wilderness. Although just 24 hours, experience a full itinerary of guided fishing, fly fishing instruction, hiking, wildlife, photo ops, fine dining, libations, R&R and a deluxe private cabin all capped off with a scenic float plane trip.


Wilderness Place Lodge offers all-inclusive packages, the best service, flexible itineraries, modern amenities, fine cuisine, and superb Alaskan salmon and trout fishing. Our fishing lodge features fishing for all 5 species of Pacific Salmon, Rainbow Trout Fishing throughout the summer and top notch fishing for Northern Pike in a nearby lake chain. We are proud to offer the best all-around value and a truly memorable experience for your friends & family!

Our lodge is remote, located off the road system in south central Alaska on Lake Creek, a remote clear-water river system. We fly by float plane approximately 70 miles Northwest from Anchorage towards Denali National Park. The 45 minute flight covers a vast array of wetlands, rivers, dense forests and lakes. The valley is an incredible spectacle of what remains of it's glacial past. Epic views of Mt. Denali (McKinley) to the north can be seen on clear days.

We include round-trip float plane trip from Anchorage, private deluxe cabins with bath, all meals, personal fishing guides, daily guided fishing, beer and wine, all fishing equipment, waders, etc.

  • Approximate Cost:
    6 - 7 Days: $4,000 to $5,000 Per Person
    4 - 5 Days: $3,000 to $4,000 Per Person
    2 - 3 Days: $2,000 to $3,000 Per Person
  • Type: Float Trips Lodges
  • Fishing: Fly Fishing Freshwater Fishing Guided Fishing

We offer the best customized, All-inclusive Alaska fishing lodge and wilderness adventure packages!

Now booking for the 2020 season and between now and November is the best time to secure your trip for next season. Inquire to plan your 2020 trip here.

Special for June and July 2020! Combine a stay at our inclusive deluxe fishing lodge with a one day fly-out and float trip to the historic Pioneer Cabin Outpost! The lodge portion includes guided fishing on your preferred schedule, deluxe private cabin with bath, gourmet meals and all fishing accessories. On one day of your stay at the lodge you will fly out to the Pioneer cabin located on a small lake just off the river. Enjoy lunch on the dock prior to a guided 5 hour float trip from the cabin back to the lodge, fishing your whole way down. Arrive back to the lodge in time for dinner that day. Our packages include float plane transportation from Anchorage and back.

- 1 night Lodge Stay + Fly-Out Pioneer Outpost + Half-Day Float Trip $1,692 / Person
- 2 night Lodge Stay + Fly-Out Pioneer Outpost + Half-Day Float Trip $2,820 / Person
- 3 night Lodge Stay + Fly-Out Pioneer Outpost + Half-Day Float Trip $3,910 / Person

View all of our rates and fishing trip packages.

Check out our wilderness outpost cabin overnight packages! Alaska Pioneer Cabin Outpost and Solitude Island Retreat. Bundle a stay at one of our outposts with a fishing experience at the main lodge! For all of our custom adventure packages, please visit our new Fishing and multi-sport Alaska adventure packages!

Our Alaska wilderness and fishing lodge offers a unique experience. We are just a bit more flexible than other fly-in lodges and our inclusive packages make it just that much easier! Get to Anchorage, and we'll take care of you every step of the way. Plan your Alaska fishing trip or wilderness adventure package today with Wilderness Place Lodge. For fishing trips, visit our Alaska peak fishing calendar to coincide your vacation with preferred target fish species. For DIY or guided Adventure trips, Outposts, Glamping and bundled packages, check out our Wilderness Adventure Page
Perched on the river banks of beautiful Lake Creek Alaska, Wilderness Place Lodge sits on 10 private acres in the heart of the Susitna Valley, 80 air miles northwest of Anchorage. We are a full-service, deluxe Alaska fishing lodge and eco-adventure company focused on the best service and hospitality. Lake Creek, our home river, is a freestone river system meandering 60 miles from its source at Chelatna Lake on the border of Denali National Park. The river is famed for its large runs of all 5 species of Alaska pacific salmon and healthy native populations of Alaska Rainbow Trout. Our fishing lodge offers all-inclusive, full service packages for any duration stay. You can arrive and depart on any day of the week, which makes our operation very unique and comfortably flexible. The private deluxe cabins are modern with comfy mattresses, fine amenities and full bath/shower within. The food is top notch and the staff is the friendliest people you will meet. We take pride in hospitality first to be sure all our comfortable and feel welcome at our unique wilderness place.

Wilderness Place Lodge focuses on keeping the small up-close-and-personal approach unlike many larger resort environments.

With one guide for two to three guests, and a one-to-one staff ratio, you can experience a highly customized fishing vacation with all the spoils. Stay in one of the seven modern guest cabins on our 10 acre private riverside parcel. Meal options and fishing schedules are flexible, so plan your time here as you please! Local, micro-brew beer, wifi, all fishing gear, and top-of-the-line fishing waders are included. The fabulous fishing, friendly staff and fine amenities draw a 50% guest return rate each summer. Most guests book by Christmas each season, so plan well in advance if you want to include Wilderness Place Lodge in your next Alaskan adventure. To request further information or brochures, secure online information form.

Experience our remote, scenic clear-water tributary, and the spin and fly fishing opportunities that abound!

Visit our Alaska fishing page for complete guide to Fishing Alaska.The lodge boasts awesome Alaska salmon, trout and grayling fishing right in our home waters! Lake Creek fills with strong runs of five Alaska salmon species each summer. Trophy king salmon (15-50lbs) enter the river in early June and run strong through the 10th of July. Sockeye and pink salmon arrive in large numbers in mid-July followed by silver salmon and chum salmon. Our river also boasts a thriving native Rainbow Trout fishery. While there's great trout fishing throughout the season, early to mid-June, late July, August and September are peak trophy Trout time. Seeking a change of scenery? Try a boat outing to a nearby chain of lakes for excellent Northern Pike fishing throughout the summer. Pike fishing in this very different fishery is excellent with spin or fly fishing gear.

We offer a unique opportunity to bundle remote wilderness outposts, kayaking and solitude in addition to fishing lodge-based stays!

Would you like to experience the very best all-around remote Alaskan experience? Spend a few days at our Alaska fishing lodge in tandem with a night or more at one or both of our unique fly-in wilderness outpost cabins! This takes glamping and solitude to a whole new level! Our cabins: Solitude Island Retreat and the Alaskan Pioneer Cabin are both located on serene, scenic lakes located within a 15 minute flight from the main lodge. These destinations offer a great balance of comfort and solitude along with activities such as kayaking, photography, fishing, wildlife viewing, hiking, berry picking in a wilderness setting "all your own."

For planning DIY or guided Adventure trips, Outposts, Glamping, float trips and bundled packages, check out our Alaska Adventure Trips Page

Now booking for 2020 and 2021!

To place reservations, please fill out our online reservation form, or give us a call at +1 907-733-2051. We are also happy to suggest other side trips to round out your ultimate Alaskan adventure!

Float Plane Schedule from/to Anchorage
Our trips begin with a 45 minute float plane trip from Anchorage to the lodge departing at 11am on day 1 of your trip. Our chef team has lunch prepared for you upon arrival followed by a full afternoon of fishing, dinner at 6:30pm in the lodge and optional evening fishing thereafter. On the final day of your trip, you have the full morning to fish prior to departing for Anchorage approx. 11:45am with arrival back to town at 1pm. Your daily fishing itinerary is completely flexible and you work out with your guide(s) the best schedule that fits your group's expectations.
Inclusive Trip Packages
Our trip packages are flexible as you can arrive/depart on any day of the week and stay for any duration. Our packages are all-inclusive with exception of Alaska Fishing licenses which you may purchase online prior to your trip. Otherwise we include: round-trip float plane flight from Anchorage, private deluxe cabin(s) with full bath, all meals on and off the water, all fishing gear (spin and fly), Simms waders and boots, personal guides (one per 2-3 fishermen), all beverages, local micro-brew beer, wine, etc. We try to take care of everything you need upon arrival to assure your packing list is kept to a minimum. More information on our rates and packages can be found on our website here: Affordable package rates.
Many of our guests have placed reviews and comments of our operation on our website and Trip Advisor: Our Alaska fishing lodge reviews.
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Family fishing excursion
5.0 Star Rating
Reviewed By on June 25, 2020
  • Trip of a lifetime for Grandfather, dad, and three sons (14, 12, & 10). Every aspect of the trip was exceptional. The accommodations, staff, guides, meals, and fishing were first class. All of the...
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Father Son Trip of a LIfetime
5.0 Star Rating
Reviewed By on June 24, 2020
  • First visited the lodge two years ago with my wife. Our experience was extraordinary. Decided to see if I couldn't tempt my son to join me for a fantastic father/son experience. He enthusiastically...
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Best River float Ever / Super Hospitality / Great Guides
5.0 Star Rating
Reviewed By on October 21, 2019
  • This past July 2019, I experienced the best wilderness river float and fishing trip of my life. The Wilderness Place Lodge - Lake Creek River float package was perfect. I was one of four fishermen...
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