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When The Dinner Bell Rings on Your Kodiak Island Vacation

You’ve spent all day outside enjoying the gorgeous Alaskan outdoors, and while it’s been the time of your life, you are exhausted and in need of a hearty and filling home cooked meal. Lucky for you, our Afognak Wilderness Lodge in the beautiful Kodiak Islands provides guests with fantastic dining options to keep everyone satisfied and happy after an exciting Alaskan adventure. Book your Kodiak Island vacation with us, and experience comfortable living with unmatched access to this incredible part of the world. Dinner at the Lodge Whether you spend your days on a local stream fly fishing for salmon, [...]

The Perfect Northern Photo Op

From world-renowned photographers and film-makers to novices fueling their newfound passion and hobby, Afognak Wilderness Lodge plays host to all levels of creatives hoping to capture the perfect moment on film. As the only residence within the 50,000-acre Afognak Island State Park, our Kodiak Alaska lodging is exclusive and remote. Our unique island location not only means that you’ll have access to unmatched protected wildlife, but also that your extraordinary photo ops begin right away. Capture the first stills of your trip as you enter the island either by air or by sea, and make your way through the mountainous [...]

The Best Fishing Spots Near Kodiak, AK

At Afognak Wilderness Lodge, we're proud to help guests from all parts experience the rugged beauty of the Kodiak Islands. While much of that can be absorbed from hiking the pristine trails, photographing wildlife, and taking in the power of the landscape, sometimes we all want a more active way to experience nature – and that's where the magnificent fishing around Kodiak truly shines. Whether you're a fly fisher or a spin caster, the Kodiak Islands offer the perfect place for an Alaskan fishing experience.

Meeting Our Water Dwelling Neighbors

Turn your great Alaskan vacation into more than just a fishing trip. Stay at the remote and beautiful Afognak Wilderness Lodge and experience an incredible variety of wildlife. The unique location on Afognak Island means that you will witness a plethora of wildlife only found at this exclusive Alaska wilderness lodge. Fish It’s what most people come to Alaska for - the prized game fish! Sockeye Salmon, Rainbow Trout, Arctic Grayling and so much more, we have them all. Book a stay at our lodge, and we will show you all the best nearby spots to cast your line. In [...]

Fun Facts About the Bald Eagle

At Afognak Wilderness Lodge, we're proud to help guests from all over the world experience the sheer majesty of the wild in the Kodiak Archipelago. Our wilderness vacations feature breathtaking opportunities for nature photography, awe-inspiring hikes with plenty of wildlife, and magnificent bird watching – and one of the birds we often see around Kodiak is the bald eagle. As our country's national bird, the bald eagle is an iconic symbol of North America and the US. Here are a few things we bet you didn't know about the bald eagle!

A Few Interesting Residents of Afognak Island

It’s not called Afognak Wilderness Lodge for nothing! Located between the northern Pacific Ocean and the remote Alaskan forest, this Incredible slice of heaven known as Afognak Island is home to a vast variety of animals and wildlife. From rare birds to giant bears, the island is a nature lover's dream come true. Designated as a conservation area in one form or another since 1892, Afognak Island State Park has remained basically untouched. Read on to learn more about just a few of the remarkable creatures that call Afognak Island home.   Kodiak Brown Bear As one of the most [...]

What to Bring on Your Fishing Adventure

At last, the time has arrived for you to pack and gear up for the ultimate Alaskan adventure with Afognak Wilderness Lodge. While this opportunity of a lifetime is bound to be fun and relaxing, it is essential that you adequately prepare for all of the exciting activities that the Afognak Island has in store. Especially on your fishing adventures, it is critical that you are appropriately equipped to withstand any circumstance or weather event that the Alaskan wilderness may throw at you. One of the many enticing aspects of Afognak Wilderness Lodge is that guests have the unique ability [...]

Best Lodging in Kodiak, Alaska

At Afognak Lodge in Kodiak, Alaska, we offer an experience like no other. This is the place for Kodiak, Alaska lodging, situated between the ocean, forests, and mountains. Afognak Lodge is the best lodge in Kodiak and the state of Alaska. Afognak Island is perfectly located in Kodiak, Alaska, a region that is home to breathtaking views and incredible wildlife. The island offers fresh and saltwater, lush green forests, and majestic mountains. It truly is an outdoor paradise. On top of the scenery, the local animals and birdlife are indescribable. Afognak Island houses a plethora wildlife including sea lions, whales, Kodiak bears, and elks, to name a few.

What’s the Best Camera for Photographing Wildlife?

At Afognak Wilderness Lodge, we're proud to help our guests experience the majesty that the Kodiak Islands have to offer – and one of the best ways to capture it is through wildlife photography. We regularly lead our guests in hiking and kayaking photo tours through the oceans, forests, mountains, and meadows of the Kodiak Island to photograph birds, mammals, fish, and of course the Kodiak brown bear – and if you're wondering what camera to bring along to your wilderness vacation, we can help!

10 Things You Didn’t Know About Kodiak, Alaska

At Afognak Wilderness Lodge, our mission is to help people experience the jaw-dropping beauty of the Kodiak Archipelago through exciting wilderness retreats and vacations. We're proud to lead guests on adventures through the gorgeous meadows, hikes, and oceans in this pristine wilderness – but even beyond its beauty, there's more to Kodiak than meets the eye!

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