For more than 50 years, Enchanted Lake Lodge has provided anglers with incredible fishing experiences, high-end accommodations, superb cuisine and the finest in customer service in one of the most beautiful settings found anywhere in Alaska. Located on the banks of Novianuk Lake in Katmai National Park, Enchanted Lake has established its reputation over the years as one of the top operations in Alaska and arguably in the entire world. Lodge manager Daren Erickson has used his nearly 30-plus years of guiding and operating lodges in Alaska to establish a program that will satisfy even the most seasoned traveler’s expectations. Enchanted Lake’s guides, equipment, accommodations and cuisine are some of the finest we have seen anywhere in the world. Factor in its central location in Katmai National Park – one of the most prolific trout and salmon fisheries on the planet – and any guest can expect to leave with lasting memories and the urge to return as soon as possible. Simply put, a week at Enchanted Lake is the very best that Alaska has to offer.
LOCATION: Katmai Region, Alaska
SEASON: Mid-June through September
CAPACITY: Maximum of 12 guests per week
CLOSEST MAJOR AIR HUB: Anchorage, AK (ANC)
TARGET SPECIES: Rainbow trout, char, Dolly Varden, Arctic grayling and all five species of Pacific Salmon
DOCUMENTS REQUIRED: Photo identification for airlines and Alaska fishing license
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Built in 1961 and remodeled from the ground-up in 2002, Enchanted Lake Lodge features some of the finest accommodations and lodging found anywhere in Alaska. Hosting a maximum of 12 guests per week, the Lodge’s intimate setting features private cabins perched on the peninsula, a beautiful Main Lodge with a full bar, two viewing decks, main dining area, gift and tackle shop and full commercial-grade kitchen. Each private cabin is equipped with luxurious bedding and mattresses, a private bathroom with a hot shower, heaters and 24-hour electricity. The grounds also house a wood-burning sauna in which to relax each evening after your day on the water. Enchanted Lake’s staff prides itself on the personal attention and service given to each guest and no shortcuts are taken in making your stay as comfortable and relaxing as possible.
Food and Beverages
The cuisine each guest will experience while visiting Enchanted Lake Lodge rivals that of any five-star restaurant found in major cities all over the world. Breakfasts are cooked to order each morning and include local meats, fresh eggs, pastries, hand-picked blueberry pancakes, yogurt, granola and more. Each day on the river, lunch is probably unlike any other “shore” lunch around, with gourmet sandwiches, hot soups, snacks, coffee and beverages that will keep anglers going throughout the day. After returning from a day of fishing , guests will be greeted with the traditional Lodge brandy, appetizers, and an incredible dinner of top-grade meats and seafood, fresh vegetables, and desserts. Each evening, the guides will join you around the table to discuss your daily excursions, tell fishing tales and plan the following day’s adventure. The Lodge also features a complimentary bar fully stocked with fine wines from all over the world, beer and top grade liquors.
Typical Length of Stay
A standard stay at Enchanted Lake Lodge is a seven (7) nights / six (6) fishing days package. Weekly packages are run on a Sunday to Sunday program.
Non-Angling Activities and Options
While Enchanted Lake is primarily a fishing-focused destination, the Lodge staff can arrange a number of activities including sight-seeing tours, bear and wildlife viewing, boat tours and seasonal bird hunting.
Internet / Communications
The Lodge does have Wi-Fi available during your stay. Cell phones will not work during your visit to the lodge.
Located in the heart of Bristol Bay and Katmai National Park, Enchanted Lake Lodge focuses primarily on the region’s prolific numbers of trophy rainbow trout, arctic char, Dolly Varden and grayling. All five species of Pacific Salmon are available throughout the season, but Enchanted Lake prides itself on being a “rainbow focused” destination. Each day during your stay, your itinerary will change depending on your preferences and the best fishing conditions during your trip. With close proximity to many of Alaska’s most productive fisheries, you will have access to many of the world famous trout streams for which the state is known. Because the lodge is situated near many of these productive options, aircraft and flight time is kept to a minimum, with as much time spent on the water as possible. Fishing options at Enchanted Lake include the Kulik River, American, Brooks, Battle, Big and Little Ku, Moraine, Funnel, Kvichak and many more. Enchanted Lake takes great pride in having one of the most solid and well versed group of guides found anywhere in the world. A day on the water with one of these experts will not disappoint even the most seasoned angler! Enchanted Lake also utilizes a fleet of cached jetboats throughout the Bristol Bay region, giving them access to literally hundreds of miles of blue ribbon trout water. Rafts are also implemented on smaller streams to cover water that cannot be accessed on foot or via jetboat. No matter what time of the season you choose to visit Alaska, you will not find a more seasoned guide staff or solid fishing program anywhere in the region!
Boats and Equipment
Lodge aircraft include two beautifully rebuilt DeHavilland Beavers on floats to access multiple rivers each day during your stay. The Lodge also has two brand new Wooldridge boats for striking the Kulik River from Nonvianuk Lake. Enchanted Lake also has many jetboats stationed all across Bristol Bay’s most productive streams for easy access and rapid relocation during your day on the water. The Lodge will also employ the use of small rafts to access multiple miles of rivers, allowing anglers to cover lots of water while still being able to get out and wade productive runs. It is recommended that anglers bring all of their own gear and equipment, including rods, reels, waders and wading boots. If you would rather use the Lodge's gear, however, they do provide all rods, reels, waders and boots of the highest quality.
How To Get There
Your trip starts upon arrival in Anchorage, Alaska. Several major airlines serve Alaska from the Lower 48 with connections direct to Anchorage. From there, you will take a quick flight out to King Salmon where you will meet the Enchanted Lake staff and float planes that will fly you to the lodge.
Arrival and Departure Details / Times
Guests will typically overnight in Anchorage the day before your trip begins, and connect to King Salmon the following morning. Connections can be made through Alaska Airlines or PenAir. Arrival time into King Salmon should be before 3:00 PM on the first day of your trip. Yellow Dog will help guests arrange the best possible itineraries for the domestic flights to King Salmon and back for their travel. All trips with Enchanted Lake are ran on a Sunday to Sunday itinerary.
Photo identification is require by the airlines and to process your Alaskan Fishing License (available at the lodge or online).
Yellow Dog has a full in-house travel and reservations system, and can assist with airline tickets, hotels, transfers and all travel logistics for every destination that we offer. Contact us at 888-777-5060 or travel [at] yellowdogflyfishing [dot] com for more details on airfare ticketing, travel services and trip insurance.
Remember that Yellow Dog's services are completely free! When you book a trip with Yellow Dog, you never pay more than when you book directly with the lodge or outfitter. All prices listed below are per person and based on a double occupancy scenario.
7 Nights / 6 Fishing Days (Sunday to Sunday) = $9,800.00 per person
- Seven (7) nights of accommodations in a private cabin
- All meals at lodge
- All alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages
- Guided fishing, daily fly-outs, and daily use of the lodge aircraft and boats
- Use of hot tub and sauna
- Alaskan fishing license
- Use of waders, boots, rods and reels
- Terminal tackle and flies
What's Not Included
- Round-trip airfare to Anchorage, Alaska and King Salmon, Alaska
- Gratuities for guides and lodge staff
- Meals and lodging in Anchorage (if applicable)
“After traveling to quite a few different lodge’s in Alaska, I can tell you hands down that Enchanted Lake is one of the best run lodge’s and programs I have ever seen. Every aspect of their operation is first rate, from their guides, chefs, managers and staff, they are the best at everything they do. The rainbow trout fishing during my stay was incredible, and their guides really knew how to put us on the fish and educate on all aspects of Alaskan fishing. I would highly recommend this trip, and can’t wait to head back as soon as I can!” – Thomas (Cicero, IN)
“It was the best week of my life. Between the location, food, fishing, service and staff we could not have possibly had a better experience.” – Parker (Austin, TX)