A Lake Clark "Bear Bonanza"

Redoubt Mountain Lodge lies on the shores of Crescent Lake in Lake Clark National Park and Preserve surrounded by the dramatic Chigmit Mountains. Unforgettable Alaskan adventures start here with world-class salmon & trout fishing, hiking, kayaking & paddle boarding, photography, and most notably – some of the best bear viewing in Alaska.

Bears and Fishing: Why Not?

Day 1

Arrive Anchorage

Your adventure begins upon arrival in Anchorage.  Assistance will be provided upon arrival as you collect your luggage and find your private vehicle and driver.  A private transfer will be provided to your hotel.  As Alaska’s largest city, Anchorage provides all the comforts of city life including a variety of Alaskan dining and shopping options, all just outside your front door.  But the city is also just steps away from the surrounding wilderness, making it the perfect place to rest, relax, or explore after a long flight.

Spend the evening in downtown Anchorage

Day 2

Anchorage to Redoubt Mountain Lodge

Enjoy breakfast at your Anchorage hotel before a private transfer takes you to the Lake Hood Seaplane Base for your 70-minute to the Redoubt Mountain Lodge located in Lake Clark National Park & Preserve. Upon arrival enjoy lunch and a lodge orientation. Spend the afternoon fishing, participating in other lodge adventures or simply relaxing and taking in the beautiful surroundings.

Day 3

An Angler's Paradise

Climb into your waders and head out with your experienced fishing guide for great fishing on Crescent Lake and its many small tributaries, on out to the lake outlet and the salmon producing Crescent River. You can choose to fly or spin fishing along the river bank, fish from a boat, or “walk and wade” to reel in the big one.

 

Day 4

Bears Anyone?

Bear viewing doesn’t get any better than this!

Lake Clark National Park offers some of the best bear viewing and photography opportunities in Alaska. Watch these amazing animals exploring and feeding in their natural habitat. Photograph the bears as they feast on spawning salmon, forage along the shoreline, and train their young. Travel with an experienced guide by boat or kayak to watch bears up-close-and-personally.  You can request helicopter fly out trips to others areas rich with bear activity as well.

Day 5

Kayaking and Paddleboarding Near and Far

Helicopter fly-out options include flightseeing throughout Lake Clark National Park as well as guided kayaking and/or paddle boarding trips on remote streams within the Alaska Range. Or you can just choose to relax and later enjoy afternoon hiking, kayaking, and paddleboarding right near Redoubt Mountain Lodge.

Day 6

Sigh. Time to leave...

After breakfast say farewell to your lodge hosts as you return to Anchorage for a private guided sightseeing tour and overnight, or continue your Alaskan adventure to another destination.

Amenities, nearby adventures and more...

Main Lodge

Lodge owners and on-site managers, Ryan and Heather Richards, are committed to providing a premier wilderness facility that offers an unforgettable Alaskan experience.

The authentic spruce log main lodge provides all the comforts of home and features cozy furnishings, a fireplace, bar, dining room, kitchen and large deck overlooking Crescent Lake. Other amenities located on the property include a beautiful gazebo style cedar hot tub with 300 degree views of lake, wood-fired sauna, and massage therapy cabin.

Guest Cabins

There are 6 private guest cabins spread throughout the property which offer electricity, central heat and daily housekeeping service. Each spruce log cabin includes a queen and twin bed, a private bathroom and shower, and views of the lake and mountains.

Your custom itinerary will typically include roundtrip 70-minute scenic flights by float plane from Anchorage.  Flights from Homer, Kenai, and even other lodges can also be arranged.

Redoubt Mountain Lodge provides a unique dining experience where the menu, service, and ambience each complement one another to achieve perfect culinary harmony. The lodge chef creates wonderfully balanced gourmet dishes to keep you fueled and feeling great throughout your stay. Dinners feature freshly caught Alaskan salmon & halibut and the finest quality meats. Cedar plank sockeye salmon, prosciutto wrapped baked halibut, grilled filet mignon or rib-eye steak are just some of Redoubt’s favorites – to name a few. Produce is flown in daily to ensure guests are receiving the freshest ingredients. Homemade baked breads, pastries and desserts are also always available.

Due to its unique location, Redoubt Mountain Lodge is able to offer a variety of outdoor adventures for you to choose from. The fishing opportunities available near the lodge are outstanding. Crescent Lake and River offer fishing for multiple species, novice-friendly waters, and lots of angling options all within a short boat ride from lodge. Species available vary throughout the summer months with sockeye & pink salmon running in July followed by the silver salmon in late August through September. Dolly Varden, lake trout and arctic char are abundant, feisty and are available for catch & release angling throughout the season.

The lodge provides everything you need including breathable chest waders, rod/reel/tackle and expert guides to ensure your best chance of success. Anglers can choose from fishing Crescent Lake and its many small tributaries to the lake outlet and the Salmon producing Crescent River. Fly or spin fishing along the river bank, from a boat or walk and wade are all available.

Lake Clark National Park is home to Alaskan brown and black bears and offers some of the best bear viewing and photography opportunities in Alaska. Watch these amazing animals exploring and feeding in their natural habitat. Photograph the bears as they feast on spawning salmon, forage along the shoreline, and train their young. Travel with an experienced guide by boat or kayak to watch bears up-close-and-personally. You can request helicopter fly out trips during June where pilot and guides will take you to an exclusive coastal area rich with bears. Watch enormous boars (males), sows with cubs, adolescent & solitary bears as they go about their daily lives foraging, breeding and being bears. These helicopter fly-out options also include flight seeing throughout Lake Clark National Park as well as guided kayaking/paddle boarding trips on remote streams within the Alaska Range.

Near the lodge, guests can enjoy a variety of other activities including hiking, kayaking, and paddleboarding. Guests can choose from short easy hikes to beautiful meadows, cascading waterfalls and towering canyons or choose to conquer one of the surrounding peaks on a full-day adventure on foot. If you prefer to kayak, go for some lake paddling in one of the lodge’s single or double person boats. Guests can also soak up a wilderness float in our inflatable kayaks as you navigate a glacial tributary of Crescent Lake.

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Buyout the entire property for an exclusive lodge stay for your family and friends.

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Extend your flight to the lodge with tailored flightseeing to see more of Alaska.

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Enhance your adventure by adding a helicopter adventure to your stay.

Visit another national park

Check off Gates of the Arctic and Kobuk National Parks with a visit to Iniakuk Wilderness Lodge.

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