A remote and very private small lodge operation located on the narrows between Grosvenor Lake and Colville Lake, Grosvenor Lodge is an intimate fishing operation that accommodates a maximum of only six anglers per week. Guests can expect total seclusion, comfortable accommodations, and excellent fishing for rainbow trout, char, lake trout, northern pike, and sockeye salmon, as the “home waters” of Grosvenor remain almost completely untouched by other area fishing operations. As an overall Alaskan destination, this lodge is truly a place you can call your own – isolated in the wilderness with great do-it-yourself fishing, incredible views, and extensive wildlife. Area feeder streams, the American River, and the “narrows” section directly in front of the Lodge all receive tremendous runs of salmon smolt which in turn attract large concentrations of fish. Grosvenor Lodge also offers access to permit-controlled waters on the lower American River and daily fly-out trips upon request.
LOCATION: Katmai Region, Alaska
SEASON: Mid-June through late September
CAPACITY: Maximum of 6 guests per week
CLOSEST MAJOR AIR HUB: Anchorage, AK (ANC)
TARGET SPECIES: Rainbow trout, char, Dolly Varden, Arctic grayling and Pacific salmon
DOCUMENTS REQUIRED: Photo identification for airlines and Alaskan fishing license
CONTACT US FOR MORE INFO 888-777-5060 INTL 01-1-406-585-8667 info [at] yellowdogflyfishing [dot] com
Accommodating only six guests at a time, Grosvenor truly provides the "it feels like my own fishing lodge" experience. This is a small and very remote lodge operation that is ideal for families, business associates or a group of fishing buddies. Guests are accommodated in three double-occupancy guest cabins that are outfitted with heaters and electricity. A completely modern bathhouse is situated right next to the cabins. The kitchen and dining area feature a great view of Grosvenor Lake. The small Main Lodge houses the lounging area and bar, where complimentary cocktails are served each evening. A personable and experienced staff, comfortable accommodations, and excellent fishing assure you a memorable Alaskan fishing experience.
Food and Beverages
All meals for your group are prepared by the camp chef. The menu is very diverse. Please let us know prior to your trip if you or anyone in your party have any dietary requests. The Lodge will do their best to accommodate those requests. All meals are typically taken in the main kitchen and dining area, although lunches can be packed for full days on the water.
Typical Length of Stay
A standard stay is a seven (7) nights / seven (7) fishing days package, although there are four (4) nights / four (4) fishing days and three (3) nights / three (3) fishing days packages available. Transfer days are Mondays and Fridays. Please call Yellow Dog for more details.
Non-Angling Activities and Options
Grosvenor Lodge has a fantastic sister lodge located on the nearby Brooks River, meaning that day trips for what may be the best bear-viewing in the region are easily arranged. There are also day trips to the “Valley of 10,000 Smokes” and other area attractions. While at Grosvenor, wildlife viewing opportunities abound, so we strongly recommend you bring your camera or video equipment, binoculars, plenty of memory cards and batteries.
Internet / Communications
Internet access is not available at the Lodge. Cell phones will also not work during your visit at the Lodge.
Since the Lodge is located in an area unfrequented by others, anglers have, more or less, private access to the wide-open fishing in the lake system and the narrows right out the front door. The lake system boasts one of the largest sockeye salmon runs in the world, which in turn provides food and nutrients for the area's abundant rainbow trout population. All the feeder streams, and especially the narrows directly in front of the lodge, receive a tremendous run of salmon smolt which attract large concentrations of fish to the mouths of these areas. By nature of its isolated location, Grosvenor can provide an amazingly quaint and exclusive Alaskan experience without using float planes on a daily basis and without sharing the area waters with other anglers. This is an ideal location for groups of friends or family, as six anglers can guarantee the Lodge to themselves. Area fishing includes day trips over to Lower American Creek, fishing the narrows directly in front of the Lodge, and numerous streams and creeks in close proximity to the Lodge. You can also arrange daily fly-outs to some of the best rivers in the regions, including the Kulik, Moraine, Funnel, Brooks, and others
Boats and Equipment
Katmai Air, the operations company that runs Grosvenor Lodge, has a fleet of aircraft that includes two Cessna 207s equipped with turbine engines, one Cessna 206, one DeHavilland Beaver, and one DeHavilland Otter – all of which are on floats. A Navajo Chieftain on wheels provides round-trip transportation from Anchorage to Kulik Lodge and a float plane then delivers you from Kulik to Grosvenor. The Lodge does include rods, reels, and waders if needed. Terminal tackle and flies are not included.
How To Get There
Your trip starts upon arrival into Anchorage's Ted Stevens International Airport (ANC). Several major airlines serve Alaska from the Lower 48 with connections directly to Anchorage.
Arrival and Departure Details / Times
In Anchorage, you will begin your trip at the Katmai Air offices and hanger near the Anchorage International Airport (ANC). There you will board a wheeled Navajo Chieftain for the flight from Anchorage to Kulik Lodge. At Kulik you will transfer to a float plane then will deliver you to Grosvenor.
Photo identification is required by airlines and to purchase your Alaska Fishing License. Licenses can be purchased on the first day of your trip, or online prior to your trip, by visiting this website: Alaska Department of Fish and Game.
Yellow Dog offers 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.
June 11th - September 21st, 2018
Friday through Monday
3 Nights / 3 Fishing Days = $3,775.00 per person
Monday through Friday
4 Nights / 4 Fishing Days = $4,200.00 per person
Friday through Friday
7 Nights / 7 Fishing Days = $5,870.00 per person
Guided Fly Outs Per Day, Per Person
$450.00 (if booked prior to final payment)
$495.00 (if booked after final payment)
- The number of nights lodging as specified in package
- Daily guided fishing as specified in package
- Round trip airfare from Anchorage (ANC) to Grosvenor Lodge
- All meals and complimentary cocktails at Grosvenor
- National Park fees
- Alaska fishing license, rods and waders (if needed)
What's Not Included
- Airfare to Anchorage, Alaska (ANC)
- Daily fly out fishing (can be arranged ahead of time)
- Terminal tackle and flies
- Gratuities for guides and staff
- $6.00 per person, per night for bed tax
“As for the fishing. You will travel by boat daily to different fishing spots. Some days you will jump from gravel bar to gravel bar fishing for rainbow trout, sockeye salmon and dolly varden, other days you will "walk the braids" and fish as you walk, stopping where the fishing is good. You don't have to worry about catching fish.. .sometimes it was hard NOT to catch fish. Obviously I cannot say enough nice things about the place or the people. Everyone from the staff at the main hanger to the pilots to the shuttle drivers were friendly and accommodating. I want to go back!”
-Chris M. (Easton, MA)