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Yukon River Lodge

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Yukon River Lodge
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  • Type: Lodges
  • Fishing: Freshwater Fishing Guided Fishing

The lodge sits halfway between Fairbanks and Nome and along the shores of the Yukon River. Getting here requires a flight of about an hour and twenty minutes from Fairbanks to Ruby from there, the lodge will pick you up in a shuttle or boat you upstream. The lodge is about 15 miles up the River from Ruby and about a half an hour ride. Getting here is not overly complicated, but can take some time.

Your Stay with Yukon River Lodge

The lodge is “simply Alaskan,” meaning it is built to be comfortable with amenities such as a fire pit set against the panoramic views of the Yukon River. It was handbuilt and features a great room with river views, a wood stove, and a formal dining area with a breakfast bar.

The food here is homestyle and delightful. There are three rooms, two of which have private showers and sinks, and the last with a shared shower and sink. Toilets are via a modern outhouse. Rooms can hold three people and feature two twin beds and room for a cot. At peak season, they have a wood floor wall tent to handle the overflow.

The lodge is open year-round and offers winter adventures too. Dog sledding, snow machining, and eco-tours are all part of what you can find here. For those of you who enjoy the warmer weather, the fishing is good.

Fishing with Yukon River Lodge

The primary fishing targets here are huge Northern Pike & Sheefish. Another outstanding target is the Arctic Grayling, which is a favorite of fly fishers who fish the higher northern latitudes. The Yukon River is wide and slow-moving, making it an excellent place to float or fish from the shore.

Expect excellent fishing with an experienced guide and a setting that is both remote and wild. Your stay should be comfortable and your hosts warm and inviting. Many guests use the Yukon River Lodge as a layover as they boat up or down the river. Some return time and again and enjoy the excellent fishing and hospitality.

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