Adventure On the Naknek River

Crystal Creek Lodge is located on a bluff overlooking the Naknek River on the Alaska Peninsula. This area of Bristol Bay is world famous for extraordinary river and stream fishing, wildlife viewing, photography, hiking, and scenery. The Lodge is 6-miles east of King Salmon, Alaska and 6-miles west of Katmai National Park and Preserve, one of the oldest, largest, and most famous National Parks in America.

Dates of Operation: June 3 – October 7
Lodge Size: 14-16 guests
Arrival Schedule: 4 and 7-night packages
WiFi: Throughout property
Phone Service: Available
Wellness Program: Massage therapist and fitness center
Families Welcome

Main Lodge

Featuring the dining room, lounge area, and full bar, the main lodge serves as an environment of exceptional comfort and subtle inspiration as you rest and relax between your day’s adventures.  Other amenities include high-speed wifi internet service, a fitness room, and game room.

Guest Rooms

Guest rooms provide all the comforts of home in a luxurious wilderness setting.  There are five guest rooms within the main lodge, four of which feature two full-size or one queen and one full-size bed.  The fifth room features one king-size bed.

There are also two private cabins on the property.  Made of massive logs and river rock to match the lodge, these cabins are perfect for small families.  These two-bedroom suites feature a queen-size bed and private bath in each room, plus a loft with two twin beds and a third bathroom.


Lodge Accessibility

Scheduled air service will bring guests from Anchorage to King Salmon.  From there lodge staff will meet guests for the five-mile journey by road to the lodge.

Lodge Cuisine

The lodge pride itself on its philosophy of using the freshest local ingredients whenever possible.  An abundance of Alaskan-harvested seafood is highlighted on the menu each day, plus a variety of meats and poultry sourced from local Alaskan growers.  The open-style kitchen allows guests to participate in meal preparation, including their own fresh-caught fish upon request.

Lodge Activities

A variety of all-inclusive packages are offered by the lodge, personalized for each guest’s interests. Fishing and bear viewing are the most common, sought-after experiences at the lodge. However, the surrounding wilderness of southwest Alaska also offers opportunities for beachcombing, rafting, kayaking, hiking, and even walrus viewing.

Seven-night stays include up to 5 fly-out adventure or fishing options, and four-night stays include up to 3 fly outs.

Suggested Route


Arrive Anchorage

Upon arrival to the Anchorage International Airport, you will receive a personal greeting followed by a private transfer to your hotel.
Overnight Anchorage

Anchorage to King Salmon

Breakfast is included at your hotel prior to flight to King Salmon. In King Salmon you will be met by lodge staff who will provide transportation to the lodge. Your guide will get you out on the water as soon as possible after check in to maximize your fishing opportunities. A gourmet meal awaits you upon return to the lodge this evening.
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Crystal Creek Lodge

Spend the day on another fishing adventure on the Naknek River, or perhaps fly to a small stream in Katmai National Park to raft a river and fish for trout and char.
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Crystal Creek Lodge

Take a break from fishing today and explore one of the many other amazing activities the lodge offers. Explore some of Southwest Alaska's famous wildlife including brown bears and walrus.
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Crystal Creek Lodge

For your final full day at the lodge you may choose another fishing expedition, or perhaps a more adventurous activity such as a guided hike or float trip by raft down a serene river.
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King Salmon to Anchorage

After breakfast your hosts will return you to King Salmon for your scheduled flight to Anchorage. A private transfer will be provided to your hotel.
Overnight Anchorage

Depart Anchorage

Enjoy breakfast at your hotel this morning at leisure. A private transfer is included to the Anchorage International Airport to meet your departure flight.
Map of Alaska including flight route between Anchorage and Crystal Creek Lodge
Homer, Alaska view of mountains with fireweed
Close up view of sea otter floating on its back while eating

Make It Your Own

  • Extend your visit to a 7-night stay for even more authentic Alaskan adventure.
  • Connect the lodge stay with another Alaska touring program.
  • Buyout the entire property for an exclusive stay for your family and friends.

You can learn more about these suggestions and other ways to customize this itinerary by requesting a custom tour proposal.

Customize this Itinerary