With Alaska being home to some of the world’s most prolific fisheries, it should come as no surprise to you that the ‘fish camp culture’ is what everyone loves to be apart of during the summer season. As the weather warms up and those piercing rays from the midnight sun shine bright into the late evening hours, there is nothing better than wetting lines from dusk until dawn. These laid-back getaways are exactly where you need to be if you enjoy warm hospitality, good fishing and most importantly – having fun! Enjoy cozy accomodations and fishing to your hearts content, because really, what more could you ask for? Fish camp life is a quintessential Alaskan paradise!
1. Alaska’s Legend Lodge – Iliamna
A cozy little fishing camp in the middle of the wilderness. Jack is an awesome host and the guides here will put you on loads upon loads of different varieties of fish. If you love Alaska's wildlife viewing opportunities, you'll have plenty of them here! Don't be surprised if you spot a bear or moose when you're out fishing. But don't worry - you're in good hands! Everyone here is knowledgeable and will work hard to assure that you have the most epic experience of your life. Address: Iliamna, Alaska.
2. Millers Landing – Seward
Head to Lowell Point Beach and experience a truly Alaskan fishing camp with prime access to the most epic saltwater fishing you'll ever experience in your life. Book a multi-species trip and catch halibut, yellow eye, lingcod and more. Stay in a dry cabin, camp or upgrade to a lodging option with more creature comforts. No matter that you do, you'll love the extreme beauty that Seward and the Kenai Fjords National Park have to offer. Address: 13880 Beach Drive, Seward, AK 99664.
3. Big Sky Charter & Fishcamp – Sterling
Located on The Kenai, Alaska's Playground is this awesome fish camp with charter services as well. Enjoy friendly staff, roomy grounds and prime access to some of the best fishing that Alaska has to offer. Address: 38050 Greatland Street, Sterling, AK 99672.
4. Nushagak River Fishing Lodge – Dillingham
Salmon, salmon and more salmon! Oh yeah, and super comfortable accommodations and delicious meals throughout your stay. This remote paradise offers a truly once-in-a-lifetime experience. Address: Togiak National Wildlife Refuge, Dillingham, AK 99576.
5. Kings of Kings Lodge – Anchor Point
Located near the shores of Cook Inlet on Alaska's Kenai Peninsula, this family-run business is a true delight. Enjoy a private, cozy room all to yourself near some of Alaska’s most productive halibut and salmon fishing waters. Plus, you're only 100 feet away from the water! Address: 24715 Sterling Highway, Anchor Point, AK 99556.
6. Becharof Rapids Camp – Bristol Bay
Travel roughly 300 miles southwest from Alaska's largest city of Anchorage to the renowned Bristol Bay region. Fishing the Egegik River on the outlet of Becharof Lake, the second largest lake in Alaska, is a true privilege. Remote, pristine and some of the best salmon fishing in the world. Address: 1 Rainbow Run, King Salmon, AK 99613.
7. Alaska Arctic Sun – Homer
Cozy accommodations and superior guided fishing in the place known as the 'halibut fishing capital of the world.' Visit the Kenai Peninsula and enjoy an experience life you've only imagined in your wildest dreams. Address: 1620 Mission Road Homer, AK 99603.
8. Naknek River Camp – King Salmon
Get off the grid and choose one of the most affordable options in the area, without sacrificing the killer fishing and great service that you want. The effortlessly beautiful Naknek River is home to some of the best trophy rainbow fishing in the entire world. Address: King Salmon, AK 99613.
9. Riddle’s Fishing Lodge – Kenai
Located conveniently in the town of Kenai, this awesome fishing camp/lodge will take you out and show you the time of your life. Limit out on the Kenai River before returning home to your cozy room for a good nights sleep. Address: 1535 Angler Drive, Kenai, AK 99611.
10. Montana Creek Campground – Willow
The do-it-yourself fish camp that every local loves, and every visitor is surprised to stumble upon. Just two hours north of Alaska's largest city of Anchorage nestled in the Susitna Valley along Montana Creek, the campground offers plentiful fishing opportunities. Address: Mile 96.3, George Parks Highway, Talkeetna, AK 99676.
11. Jimmie Jack’s Fishing Lodge – Soldotna
Spectacular beachfront lodging with prime access to some of the best fishing in the world. Enjoy great people, cozy accommodations and incredible memories that will last you a lifetime. Address: 36065 Reef Drive, Kenai, AK 99611.
12. Cooper Landing Fish Camp – Cooper Landing
It's impossible to visit the Cooper Landing area of Alaska's beautiful Kenai Peninsula without having an absolute blast. This fish camp has excellent guides that will put you on fish, plus the sights that surround you are positively awe-inspiring. Address: Chugach National Forest, 16938 Sterling Highway, Cooper Landing, AK 99572.
13. Knepper’s Alaska Fishcamp – Ninilchik
From Ninilchick to Deep Creek, this is one fish camp that will always keep you guessing with fun and adventure on the Kenai Peninsula. Enjoy a wilderness escape with prime access to world-class fishing. Address: Ninilchik, AK 99639.
14. Alaskan Wilderness Outfitting Company – Cordova
While this isn't a fish camp per-say, it is your one-stop ticket to finding the most awesome fishing cabins, charters and lodging packages in the stunningly beautiful Cordova and Prince William Sound area. Address: P.O. BOX 1516, Cordova, Alaska 99574.
15. Anglers Lodge – Sterling
With prime frontage on the world-famous Kenai River, this awesome retreat is known for having great food, cozy accommodations, professional guides and a relaxed atmosphere. Address: 36020 Stephens Drive, Sterling, AK 99672.