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Meet the Sitka Blacktail Deer

At Afognak Wilderness Lodge, we boast the perfect combination of land and marine wildlife. Like our visitors, the Sitka deer enjoy the best of both worlds, whether they’re scattering throughout our lush forest or coming down to the shore for a drink. They’re a subspecies…
February 29, 2016
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Everything You Need To Know About Sea Otters

Here at Afognak Wilderness Lodge, within the Kodiak Islands, we offer more than just a relaxing place to stay. While our guest cabins are cozy, they also allow you to immerse yourself in the middle of pristine Mother Nature. There’s a wealth of wildlife on…
January 26, 2016
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All About Our Biggest Bear

We see a lot of wildlife here in our little slice of paradise on Afognak Island - seals, porpoises, Roosevelt Elk, Sitka Blacktail Deer, Bald Eagles, Salmon, and so much more. To us, every species and creature is beautiful, and they're all an expression of…
January 5, 2016
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The Jewel of Alaska

Over the years, Afognak Island has picked up a lot of titles - but our favorite by far is its nickname, 'the jewel of Alaska.' We think this title is well deserved. It's a reflection of the natural beauty and diversity of the region: you’ll…
November 26, 2015
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Sea Mammals You Can See at Afognak Wilderness Lodge

Alaska is renowned for its natural beauty and its abundant wildlife, and there's little wonder for this - it's a place of extremes, with magnificent landscapes populated by moose, bears, and elk. But while large land mammals like Kodiak Brown Bears and Roosevelt Elk may…
October 31, 2015
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What to Pack for Your Alaskan Wilderness Vacation

At Afognak Wilderness lodge, we’re here to help facilitate every aspect of your vacation in Alaska. While we’re proud to provide a unique remote lodging experience, where you can connect with Nature in some of the last pristine lands on Planet Earth, that’s only part…
September 10, 2015

Tips & Tricks For Photographing Alaskan Wildlife

The Afognak Wilderness Lodge is home to one of the most beautiful vacation spots on the planet. Located within the Kodiak Islands, Afognak Island boasts both fresh and saltwater fishing trips, tons of wildlife, and breathtaking scenery. It’s a great place for those who are…
July 27, 2015
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Blog debut: May 6, 2015

We've had a phenomenal Fall/Winter/Spring, with temperatures remaining around 40*F since September, 2014. Consequently, the berry bushes are leafing out at least one month early, the Sockeye (Red) Salmon were spotted jumping in late-April instead of mid/late May and all the big game (Sitka Deer,…
May 7, 2015