Experience the Finest Alaska has to Offer
For more than 50 years, Enchanted Lake Lodge has provided anglers with incredible fishing experiences, high-end accommodations, superb cuisine and the finest customer service – all in one of the most beautiful settings in Alaska. Located on the banks of Novianuk Lake in Katmai National Park, Enchanted Lake has established its reputation as one of the top operations in the world. Lodge manager Daren Erickson has used his 30-plus years of experience guiding and operating lodges in Alaska to establish a program that will satisfy even the most seasoned traveler’s expectations.
Built-in 1961 and remodeled in 2002, Enchanted Lake Lodge hosts a maximum of 12 guests per week in an intimate setting. The beautiful Main Lodge features a full bar, two viewing decks, dining area, and gift and tackle shop. Each private cabin is equipped with luxurious bedding and mattresses, private bathroom and 24-hour electricity. The grounds also house a wood-burning sauna in which to relax each evening after a day on the water. Enchanted Lake’s staff take pride in providing personal attention and service to each guest.
The cuisine at Enchanted Lake Lodge rivals that of any five-star restaurant. Expect breakfasts cooked to order each morning, and gourmet lunches served each day on the river. At the end of each day, guests are greeted with the traditional Lodge brandy and appetizers before a delicious dinner, served with complimentary fine wines, beer and top-grade spirits from the bar. Guides join guests around the dining table to discuss daily excursions, tell fishing tales and plan the following day’s adventures.
Typical Length of Stay
A standard stay at Enchanted Lake Lodge is 7 nights / 6 days, on a Sunday to Sunday schedule.
Non-Angling Activities and Options
While Enchanted Lake is primarily a fishing-focused destination, the Lodge staff can arrange a number of activities including sightseeing tours, bear and wildlife viewing, boat tours and seasonal bird hunting.
Wi-Fi is available for guests. Cell phone service is not available.
How To Get There
Fly direct to the Anchorage International Airport (ANC) from the Lower 48 via several major airlines. From there, take a quick flight to King Salmon where Enchanted Lake staff will fly you to the lodge by float plane.
Arrival and Departure Details / Times
Guests typically stay overnight in Anchorage and connect to King Salmon through Alaska Airlines or PenAir before 3 p.m. on the first day of their trip. Yellow Dog will help guests arrange the best possible itineraries for domestic return flights to King Salmon.
Photo identification is required by the airlines and to process your Alaskan Fishing License (available at the lodge or online).
Minors Traveling Without Both Parents
All children 18 years of age or younger accompanied by only one parent or legal guardian must have a NOTARIZED letter of consent from the other parent stating the child/children have his/her permission to travel. Single parents need NOTARIZED documentation of divorce or a spousal death certificate. Unaccompanied Minors require a NOTARIZED letter of consent signed by both parents.
Yellow Dog works directly with and recommends Kanna Travel. They can assist with airline tickets, hotels, transfers and all travel logistics for every destination that we offer. Contact them at 855-739-3139 or [email protected] for more details on airfare ticketing, travel services, and trip insurance.
Located in the heart of Bristol Bay and Katmai National Park, Enchanted Lake Lodge focuses on the region’s prolific numbers of trophy rainbow trout, arctic char, Dolly Varden and grayling. All 5 species of Pacific salmon are available throughout the season, but Enchanted Lake prides itself on being a “rainbow focused” destination. Your daily 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.
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 a solid, well-versed group of guides. A day on the water with one of these experts will not disappoint even the most seasoned angler!
Boats and Equipment
Lodge aircraft include two beautifully rebuilt DeHavilland Beavers for access to multiple rivers each day during your stay. The Lodge also has two brand new Wooldridge boats for striking the Kulik River from Nonvianuk Lake, and many jet boats stationed across Bristol Bay’s most productive streams for rapid relocation during your day on the water. The Lodge is also equipped with 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. Although the lodge can provide gear of the highest quality, it is recommended that anglers bring their own rods, reels, waders, and wading boots.
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 double occupancy.
7 Nights / 6 Fishing Days (Sunday to Sunday) = $10,750.00 per person
- Seven nights of accommodation in a private cabin
- All meals at the 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)