Alaska Fly-out Lodges

Crystal Creek Lodge

Crystal Creek Lodge

Crystal Creek Lodge is situated on the banks of the Naknek River in the heart of the Katmai Region, just 5 miles East of King Salmon, Alaska. Whether fishing at the lodge’s front door along the Naknek, or flying out to explore the hundreds of miles of world-class trout and salmon waters in the surrounding Katmai National Park, it’s all about variety at Crystal Creek Lodge.

The Rainbow Trout of Alaska are fish of legend. The Naknek River and surrounding streams of Katmai National Park offer some of the finest Rainbow Trout fishing in the world. Many guests love the pursuit of these massive Rainbows and spend their whole visit walk-wade fly fishing in clear-flowing rivers and streams. Fish over 20 inches are very common and opportunities for fish over 30 inches abound.

Five species of Pacific Salmon run the local rivers by the millions and they are available in prolific numbers. One or two species of Salmon are available most every week of the season. Some weeks of July offer the opportunity to catch all five species in a single week. Fantastic walk-and-wade fishing for large Char and Grayling is also available throughout the season.

Lodging & Dining

Crystal Creek can accommodate 14-16 guests depending upon the week. The main lodge is a beautiful 7,500 sq ft building made of massive scribed logs and river rock, overlooking the Naknek River. It is impeccably built, completely modern, warm, quaint and tastefully decorated. The main lodge can accommodate up to 10 people.

Amenities include a mud room with lockers and wader dryers, laundry service, a bar and game room, and two separate relexation/reading areas. There is a massage therapy room and a screened, outdoor hot tub.

The two private cabins, capable of accommodating an additional 4-5 guests, are made of massive logs and river rock to match the lodge. Within each cabin are two bedroom suites, each with a queen bed and private bath. Each cabin has a loft with two twin beds and a third bathroom. Each cabin has an indoor sitting area and a covered outdoor porch overlooking the Naknek River. The cabins are 75 feet from the main lodge and are connected by a boardwalk. The riverside hot tub is only 35 feet away. The cabins can be reserved at extra cost by gentlemen desiring private bedrooms or by families.

Crystal Creek’s food philosophy emphasizes fresh & local ingredients. Foods from the land and seas of Alaska are featured whenever possible. Chef Brian Sexton & staff buy fresh garden vegetables, herbs and potatoes from Alaska farms, as well as fresh Alaskan salmon, halibut, King and Dungeness Crab, Kachemak Bay oysters, Spot Shrimp and scallops.Their salmon is fresh yet if you would like dine on salmon you caught or wild duck or ptarmigan you harvested, the kitchen staff will create a memorable meal or hors d’oeuvres on request.

Getting to Crystal Creek Lodge

Crystal Creek Lodge is located on the Naknek River 5 miles East of King Salmon and 285 miles southwest of Anchorage, Alaska.

There are daily commercial flights servicing King Salmon via Anchorage. Some guests, mainly those living in the western United States, may be able to travel from their city of origin to King Salmon in one day. However, the majority of guests need a Saturday overnight stay in Anchorage.

King Salmon Airport is a former U.S. Air Force Base with an 8500 ft. paved runway and a small terminal to serve the local community of 443 residents. King Salmon is served by Alaska Airlines and Peninsula Airways. There is ample parking for private aircraft.

Expedition Broker can arrange all aspects of your travel including flights, hotels and additional travel while in Alaska at no cost to you. Feel free to use our local expertise to help you prepare for your trip!

What’s Included

  • Guided fishing /hunting activities
  • Double-occupancy accommodations
  • Daily housekeeping and midweek laundry services
  • Three meals per day
  • Transfers between the King Salmon Airport and the Lodge
  • Use of chest waders, fly rods & reels, King Salmon rods & reels;spinning rods & reels and all flies, lures and tackle
  • Preparation of all harvested fish & game and an airline-approved non-insulated shipping container
  • All local taxes

Why Go?

  • Trophy Rainbows can be caught 5 minutes after arrival!
  • Close proximity to remote fishing opportunities in the Katmai Region
  • Intimate experience with small number of guests



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Location Naknek River, King Salmon - Bristol Bay, Alaksa
Capacity Maximum of 14-16 Anglers per week
Type of Lodge Fly-Out & River Lodge
Target Species Rainbow Trout, All Five Salmon, Arctic Char, Arctic Grayling

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