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19 04, 2017

Afognak Island: Unspoiled Wilderness With A Temperate Climate

2017-04-19T20:05:08+00:00AWL Blog|

At Afognak Lodge, we offer a beautiful view, classy accommodations and plenty of wilderness adventures. From our fresh and saltwater fishing trips to unforgettable nature tours, our first class Alaska lodge offers one of the most unique experiences in the country. Our wilderness retreat lodge offers an incredible experience in a totally remote location that provides all the creature comforts of home.

9 02, 2017

Everything You Need To Know About The Red Squirrel

2017-02-09T19:59:02+00:00AWL Blog|

The red squirrel is about 11 to 13 inches in length, including its tail. The upper parts of its body are a rusty-olive color with a white belly and underparts. They have a distinct reddish color that distinguishes them from other types of squirrels. Their bushy tail is often a lighter red or orange. One average, they live about 5 years.

18 01, 2017

All About River/Land Otter

2017-01-18T00:58:04+00:00AWL Blog|

If you’re planning a vacation in Kodiak, Alaska, you’re in for a wonderful time as this part of the state offers a diverse range of wildlife and grand adventures in a natural setting that is a sight to behold! At Afognak Wilderness Lodge, we offer visitors to Afognak Island a one-of-a-kind experience. When you stay at our comfortable lodge, you’ll be surrounded by an abundance of land and marine wildlife, including the river otter.

7 12, 2016

Kodiak Red Fox

2016-12-07T21:28:08+00:00AWL Blog|

Native to Kodiak Island, the Kodiak red fox is large in size, with a big tail and coarse, thick fur. The fur around the shoulders and neck is thicker and denser than the fur on the rest of the body and more so during the winter season. The Kodiak red fox is largest member of the true fox family.

30 11, 2016

All About LingCod

2016-11-30T22:33:35+00:00AWL Blog|

When it comes to Kodiak freshwater fishing, there are so many different fish to catch including several species of salmon, steelhead, and rainbow trout that any fishing trip is sure to be an exciting one! If you’re planning a trip to our Kodiak Alaska resort so you can enjoy spending time with your line in the water, you should know about the LingCod. This is a highly sought after fish by recreational fishermen that puts up an excellent fight and which provides a very tasty meal. The beautiful, flaky white flesh of this fish has a mild flavor, making it an ideal fish to both bake and grill.

10 10, 2016

All About Puffins

2016-10-10T19:18:57+00:00AWL Blog|

At Afognak Wilderness Lodge, we aim to provide comfortable lodging for those vacationing in Kodiak, Alaska. Our wilderness vacation retreat offers a unique experience, that will give you memories that will last a lifetime. We attribute much of this to the breathtaking scenery and wildlife that’s perfect for both photographers and those who just want to relax and enjoy the beautiful outdoors. In this blog, we’ll be covering some of our favorite seabirds: the puffin.

9 09, 2016

All About Sea Lions

2016-09-09T22:31:50+00:00AWL Blog|

Visiting Afognak Island during August and September is not only great for freshwater fishing (with our coho/”silver” salmon) and wildlife viewing, but it’s also a great time to see some of our most entertaining mammals, the sea lion. Sea lions can be seen after a short half hour boat trip from the lodge, both on their island and in the water. These magnificent creatures are known to come quite close to our boats, and can be seen in larger numbers due to the Coho/”Silver” salmon run.

19 08, 2016

Enjoy Fly Fishing At Afognak Wilderness Lodge

2016-08-19T17:26:30+00:00AWL Blog|

At our Kodiak Alaska fishing lodge, we have good fresh and saltwater fly fishing, which includes three of the five major species of salmon. These salon run between late-May and late-September, making our lodge a top destination for fisherman who want the variety of both fresh and deep-sea fishing. In this blog, we’ll discuss what’s to come at Afognak Wilderness Lodge during the late summer and fall months, characterized by the return of the Humpback/”pink” salmon, Coho/”silver” salmon, and Dolly Varden.

6 07, 2016

Offshore Birds of the Kodiak Islands

2016-07-06T16:59:10+00:00AWL Blog|

At Afognak Wilderness Lodge, we see a lot of wildlife - and the diverse birds of the Kodiak Islands are particularly remarkable. In our last blog, we highlighted a few of our favorite onshore birds - birds you may see when walking through the forests of the island. For this blog, we'll talk about a few of the birds that could be spotted during our fishing trips or whale watching tours.

18 06, 2016

The Onshore Birds in Kodiak, Alaska

2016-06-18T00:24:09+00:00AWL Blog|

Not only do the Kodiak Islands boast countless sea and land mammals, but we also have a variety of onshore birds. Opportunities to see these magnificent creatures are plentiful, due to our island’s relatively mild climate and plentiful food supply. Even during the winter months, there’s a huge bird count, with up to 80 species inhabiting the islands. During your stay at Afognak Wilderness Lodge, get to know a couple of our most common birds: the bald eagle, raven, and woodpecker.