The Perfect Option For a Quick Alaska Fishing Getaway
Located on the banks of the Yentna River and the confluence of Lake Creek – approximately 70 air miles northwest of Anchorage – sits beautiful Riversong Lodge. Accessible by floatplane only, Riversong is one of our favorite destinations for a quick one or two day trip to a remote area of Alaska that not only offers great fishing, but an overall experience that will leave even the most seasoned travelers and anglers satisfied. If you have only a few days in Anchorage, or if you would like to add on a few more days to a longer Bristol Bay package, then a trip to Riversong is the perfect option. While staying at Riversong Lodge, guests will not only be able to experience the beautiful amenities of the hand-built spruce lodge and the incredible cuisine but also fish the larger Yetna River and the most intimate Lake Creek – a tributary in the Alaska Range that has become world-famous for its rainbow trout and salmon fishing opportunities.
Hand-built from native white spruce logs, Riversong Lodge features probably one of the most beautiful grounds and settings of any lodge in Alaska. Refurbished from the ground-up in Summer 2014, Riversong has taken every step necessary to make your stay as “comfortably rustic” as possible. The Main Lodge and dining area feature a common area with leather couches and chairs for relaxing and discussing your day on the water, a well-appointed dining area, fly tying room, and a full bar with an outside patio to enjoy your favorite beverage each evening riverside. Each private guest cabin features all bedding, private bathrooms and showers, covered porch, and gathering area for after-hours stories by the lantern light.
Food and Beverages
Riversong Lodge has always prided itself on the unique culinary and dining experiences that they offer each and every guest, and anglers will not leave the Lodge hungry! Each morning, breakfast is cooked-to-order including omelets, local meats, and game sausages, fresh fruits, juices, and bottomless mugs of coffee and hot chocolate. Lunch is served mid-day, either back at the Lodge or on the river, consisting of a variety of sandwiches, wraps, soups, and snacks to keep you going and on the water! Dinner each evening is the highlight of the night, with hand-picked chefs taking great pride in the dishes and menu each day. Meals each evening consist of local fresh seafood and salmon, generous cuts of meats, fresh bread, vegetables and desserts that will not leave you disappointed! Riversong Lodge is not a destination that you will leave lighter than the day you arrived!
Typical Length of Stay
One of our favorite aspects of Riversong Lodge is their ability to accommodate any length of stay, from multiple overnight stays to single guided day trips! With their close proximately to Anchorage and relationships with the best bush pilots in the area, anglers can arrive and depart Riversong any day of the week for a completely customizable package.
Non-Angling Activities and Options
Besides just a great fishing program, Riversong also offers numerous options for non-angling activities including hiking, flight-seeing tours of the surrounding area and Denali National Park, river excursions, wildlife viewing, and more. Non-anglers will often take time to relax around the beautiful lodge grounds to take in the scenery and enjoy the atmosphere.
Internet / Communications
Internet access is available at the Lodge. Cell phones will not work during your visit.
How To Get There
Your trip starts upon arrival at Anchorage International Airport (ANC). Several major airlines serve Alaska from the Lower 48 with connections direct to Anchorage.
Arrival and Departure Details / Times
Upon booking, Yellow Dog and Riversong will arrange a charter flight between Anchorage and the Lodge (the cost of which is included in your package). Anglers can arrive and depart on any day of the week, and stay as many nights as they choose based on current availability.
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 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 directly on the banks of the Yentna River, Riversong Lodge has direct access to some of the best Pacific salmon sport-fishing opportunities near the Anchorage area. Depending on the week, both fly and conventional anglers can enjoy targeting all five species of Pacific Salmon, including kings, sockeyes, pinks, chums, and silvers.
The standout for the Riversong Lodge fishing program is the Lake Creek tributary that feeds into the Yetna, a stream that Riversong calls their home water and prides themselves on their knowledge of the watershed and effective techniques. While Lake Creek also receives all five runs of Pacific salmon, its specialty is the large resident rainbow trout, arctic char, Dolly Varden and grayling fishing it offers each season. Relatively small in width and flow, Lake Creek is the perfect stream for wade anglers looking for an intimate experience fishing for the trout and salmon opportunities that Alaska has become famous for. The scenery of the tributary is also spectacular, with gorgeous landscapes of Denali and the Alaska range, high-banked fern forests and wildlife viewing opportunities available each day on the water. Lake Creek has also become known for its sheer volume of fish species available, making it the perfect river for both experienced and novice anglers alike.
Boats and Equipment
Riversong Lodge utilizes 18-foot, shallow-draft aluminum boats outfitted with jet-driven engines, along with larger custom-built jet boats specifically designed for the Lake Creek fishery. Because you don’t have to fly out each day to experience great fishing, your angling hours will not be affected by poor weather conditions or low visibility. Riversong Lodge can also outfit each angler and guest with any rods, reels, lines, flies, terminal tackle, or hip waders they might need. It is recommended each angler bring their own chest waders and non-felt wading boots for their stay.
Rates and Terms
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, based on double occupancy, and quoted in U.S. dollars.
2021 Rates: Standard cabin/Deluxe cabin
1 Day / 1 Night: $1,015.00 / $1,218.00 per person
2 Days / 2 Nights: $1,818.00 / $2,006.00 per person
3 Days / 3 Nights: $2,499.00 / $2,768.00 per person
4 Days / 4 Nights: $3,149.00 / $3,500.00 per person
5 Days / 5 Nights: $3,606.00 / $4,221.00 per person
6 Days / 6 Nights: $4,450.00 / $4,937.00 per person
7 Days / 7 Nights: $4,937.00 / $5,481.00 per person
*Standard cabins have a shared bathroom building. Deluxe cabins have their own private bathroom.
Single Day Fly-Out Excursions from Anchorage
Day Fishing Excursion at Lodge (spin) = $645.00
Day Fishing Excursion at Lodge (fly) = $695.00
- Round-trip air transportation to and from Riversong Lodge
- Overnight accommodations as specified in your package
- Guided fishing, and all fishing equipment
- All meals and non-alcoholic beverages
What’s Not Included:
- Roundtrip flights to Anchorage (ANC)
- Overnight accommodations and meals in Anchorage
- Gratuities for guides and lodge staff
- Alcoholic beverages and soft drinks
- 5% bed tax and any Matanuska-Susitna Borough taxes
- Alaskan fishing license (available at the Lodge)
- Additional flights for sight-seeing tours/non-angling activities
Riversong Lodge (Lake Creek, Alaska)
TERMS AND CONDITIONS – CANCELLATIONS
A non-refundable deposit of 50% per person is due within 10 days of booking for all trip packages, and final payment if due 90 days prior to arrival. For cancellations, all deposits and payments are non-refundable. In no event will the operator or Yellow Dog be responsible for any cancellation of services due to inclement weather, any event of force majeure, airline delays or flight cancellations, or any other reason beyond the control of the lodge. Because of the operator’s no refund and no credit policy, Yellow Dog strongly recommends that anglers and guests purchase travel insurance for your trip. The operator will not refund payments in the event of poor weather. If your flights are cancelled and connections are missed, the operator and Yellow Dog are not responsible for alternative travel arrangements including flights, hotels, meals and any other expenses incurred. If a cancelled package is resold by either the operator or by Yellow Dog Flyfishing Adventures, then a full refund will be issued minus a $100.00 per person service fee charged by the lodge and a $100.00 per person cancellation fee charged by Yellow Dog. Receipt of deposit and/or final payment is acknowledgment that registrant has read and accepts the deposit, cancellation, refund and responsibility clauses for these packages. Once again, Yellow Dog strongly recommends that anglers and guests purchase travel insurance these Alaska packages.
Payment Terms For All Yellow Dog Trip Bookings
In order to lock in your trip reservation, we ask that you please remit payment within 10 days of receipt of invoice. For your convenience, Yellow Dog accepts on-line payments via a direct and secure ACH platform – a quick and easy way to complete your trip reservation. Note that all Yellow Dog invoices include a live link that takes you directly to the Yellow Dog ACH platform for fast and easy payment. For open and existing invoices with a remaining balance, payment reminders also include this easy link to the ACH page.
Other customary forms of payment that are accepted are checks or wire transfers. If you would like to pay in a different way or have any questions about alternate payment methods, please contact Yellow Dog at (888) 777-5060 or (406) 585-8667. We are available Monday through Friday, 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM.
Beginning September 1st, 2020, Yellow Dog will apply a 2% convenience fee for all American Express credit card transactions, and a 3% convenience fee for Visa, MasterCard and Discover transactions.
Yellow Dog Flyfishing Adventures Standard Forms For Payment
- ACH online payments (for US banking institutions only).
- Traditional checks (sent via mail)
- Electronic wire payments (client is responsible for any wiring fees)
*Please contact us if you prefer or require a different payment option. Convenience fees may apply for other payment methods.
**Please be aware that the ACH platform is only available for US financial institutions and bank accounts. International payments can be made via wire or with a credit card.
Yellow Dog Client Reviews
“It was great. We caught a lot of fish and enjoyed our time on the water. The food was amazing and we really enjoyed hanging out at the lodge.” – Adam Z.
“Great fishing, amazing lodge, friendly, and helpful. It felt like we escaped from reality and landed in a slice of heaven on earth.” – Kurt K.
“It was great! The lodge was fun and they are serving AMAZING food, their chef has the ambition to turn it into one of the premier experiences of the lodge. I would advertise that about this lodge. The cabins had little light outside of LED lanterns, though we were amazed to have running water and showers. It was more than we expected. Everyone was nice and welcoming, the owner and his family are great people. This was a once in a lifetime experience for my father and me, it was a shared dream for both of us to fly fish in Alaska. We got more than we expected. It was absolutely thrilling to land Sockeye and Coho salmon, and fishing for pike was an event in itself. Our guide had a huge amount of technical ability and knowledge of the rivers that made the experience possible. We would go out multiple times a day and come back happy, tired, and with a big catch of fish. Overall we couldn’t have asked for more – it was a dream come true that created great memories that my father and I will always have to remember.” – Connie M.