Alaska Fishing Lodge
THE WILD OF ALASKA BY DAY,
COMFORTS OF HOME BY NIGHT
Our Fishing Lodge… is sitting in not only the heart of Alaska’s best fishing area, it is likewise surrounded by typical breath-taking Alaskan scenery. Nestled among pines overlooking a small picturesque lake from which our float planes land and take off, the lodge and our guests have easy access to countless rivers teeming with wild rainbows trout and salmon. The famed Copper River (that we long ago nicknamed ‘Rainbow River’) is just a little more than a stone’s throw away.
Rainbow River Lodge was founded and built after the Alaska Department of Fish & Game discovered the abundant wild rainbow trout in the Copper River years ago while doing a state-wide survey project on all Alaskan rivers. They were so impressed with the rainbow trout in the Copper River that they named it the “Rainbow River”. Now with over 25 years in operation, Rainbow River Lodge has become a legend itself and one of the finest fly fishing lodges in Alaska.
CONVERSATION PIT & BAR
Luxury and comfort… our main concern for our guests. We pay close attention to every detail and top it off with a touch of wilderness esthetics.
Rainbow River Lodge has a most unique bar, created by a very talented artist. These are life-size fish replicas cast of aluminum then arranged and welded together to form the structure of the bar. It’s a conversation piece unlike anything you’ve ever seen before.
MAIN WALL DECORATIONS
Tasteful, elegant mountings including a life-size grizzly bear, lend atmosphere to the main Alaska lodge.
Dinners like one would find in finer restaurants are served here in the main lodge. The bell for breakfast rings early for anglers anxious to get out and fly fish this treasured Iliamna Lake region of Alaska. Dining or relaxing the lodge provides the perfect setting for many pleasant moments of conversations and memories.
What is the guide to fisherman ratio?
We have 7 guides on staff for a max of 14 fishermen. We are very proud of our guide team. No young kids here that are just going to take you on a boat ride or a hike. These are all older professional men who have made guiding their life. They have multiple seasons of guiding in our area with valuable local knowledge of our fisheries guaranteeing you a great day on the river.
Does the lodge provide fishing equipment?
If you don’t have the proper rod selection for your week of fishing or just don’t want the hassle of traveling with your rods, we will provide you with the necessary gear. Iliamna River Lodge provides rods, reels, flies, leaders, tippet and everything else needed to fish our rivers. We also provide waders and wading boots. You can leave your waders at home or bring your own. This has been a great service for our guests (NON-felt bottom wading boots per Alaska Department of Fish and Game rules and no-studs). We ask that you bring a great Gore-Tex rain jacket . In case you forget it though, we have a stocked pro shop at the lodge for all your needs. For more info on this please refer to our equipment page.