RIVERSONG LODGE - ALASKA

 

RIVERSONG LODGE - ALASKA

Located only 70 air miles northwest of Anchorage at the confluence of the Yentna River and Lake Creek, Riversong Lodge is the ideal destination for a one-day fishing trip, a quick weekend excursion, or a multi-day add-on as a part of a longer Alaskan lodge package. Accessed via floatplane, the lodge offers great home-water fishing for all five species of salmon as well as rainbow trout, arctic grayling, and pike. Guests are able to stay as long as they like and can arrive or depart any day of the week. Nestled amongst cottonwood, birch and spruce trees under the distant gaze of rugged and majestic mountains, Riversong offers its guests gracious comfort, amazing cuisine, and a diverse fishery – all just a short trip from Anchorage. There is a reason that Travel and Leisure Magazine named Riversong Lodge one of the “25 Best Lodges in America”.

Typical Length of Stay

Riversong can accommodate all types of packages, from single day trips in and out of Anchorage, to multi-day overnight packages. We love this operation and always recommend it when people contact us and say, "I am going to be in Anchorage and have a couple of days to fish ..." This is the place!

Accommodations and Lodging

Riversong Lodge AccommodationRiversong Lodge was hand-built from native white spruce logs and offers rustic riverside comfort in the classic Alaskan tradition. Overall, the atmosphere is extremely comfortable and relaxed. The main lodge serves as a gathering place for meals, entertaining, activities and relaxation, and its rustic construction, spacious decks, inviting living room, and full service "Angler's Bar" all provide exceptional comfort deep in the Alaskan wilderness. Eight individual guest cabins surround the main lodge, and all overlook the Yentna River and Mt. McKinley. Currently, six cabins have a private bath and two cabins share a central shower house. There is also a wood-heated sauna for guest use. Each cabin is assigned a housekeeper that will take care of the daily cleaning. The owners and staff of Riversong take great pride in the lodge grounds, and herb and flower gardens are everywhere! With Alaska’s vibrant growing season, Riversong’s flowers roar into bloom each June, and throughout the summer there is a constant parade of new colors as the lodge's plantings spring to life.

Food and Beverages

Riversong Lodge has a tradition of award-winning cuisine. Here at Yellow Dog, we can tell you that WITHOUT EXCEPTION they have the best food and finest menu that we have found anywhere in the area! The lodge's handpicked chefs have extensive culinary experience and are committed to presenting the finest dining experience possible. Meals are served from one daily menu, and overnight guests enjoy hors d’oeuvres at 6:00 PM at the bar just prior to dinner. Guests dine together in the lodge's main dining area, and Riversong offers a wide selection of fine wines and premium beer on tap.

Fishing Information

Alaskan RainbowWhen fishing the legendary waters of Lake Creek, it is hard to believe that you are only 70 miles from Alaska's largest city. Riversong Lodge caters to the experienced and novice fishermen alike with a fishing program that focuses on delivering the total experience; a combination of excellent catching opportunities and beautiful scenery. The lodge has an excellent guide staff, all of whom are Coast Guard certified and proficient with both conventional and fly tackle. They know the waters and the fishing, and they take great pride and pleasure in teaching you the skills to master them.

The lodge is located on the banks of the Yentna River, directly across from the confluence of the “home waters” of Lake Creek. This allows you quick and easy access to great fishing water within minutes of leaving the dock. Lake Creek is a swift flowing, clear, gravel-bottomed river originating out of the Alaska Range to our north. It is home to all five species of Pacific salmon (King, sockeye, pink, silver and chum), as well as rainbow trout and arctic grayling. In addition, the lodge offers opportunities for northern pike in other local waters. Riversong Lodge can easily arrange daily fly-out fishing excursions - by floatplane - to favorite neighboring rivers.

Boats and Equipment

The lodge utilizes aluminum jet boats to access area waters and rivers. The lodge also offers clients complimentary use of all fishing conventional tackle and equipment, boots and waders, and a limited supply of fly fishing equipment. It is recommended that fly anglers bring all of their own gear and equipment, including rods, reels, waders, boots, flies and all terminal tackle.

** Alaska is now enforcing a ban on felt-soled wading boots to help prevent the spread of potential waterborne parasites and diseases. Please keep this in mind while planning for your trip.

Non-Angling Activities and Options

Riversong Lodge Jet FleetWhatever activity you pursue at Riversong Lodge – sport fishing, fly-fishing, rafting, flight-seeing, hiking, river excursions, culinary classes or fly tying – you’ll experience the great outdoors, breathe in the clean air, and marvel at the abundant wildlife in this spectacular valley.

Many guests fish every day, while others prefer to try a different activity each day. The lodge's guides are there to help you and give you an experience that will stay with you forever. Whether you are walking through a cottonwood forest, paddling a whitewater river, viewing bald eagles, trolling for king salmon or fly fishing for rainbow trout, there will always be something to do for the entire family. During your stay at Riversong Lodge you will also have great opportunities to view local wildlife. Bald eagles soar overhead, beaver and mink swim the river, and moose walk the banks. Rounding a river bend you may sight a black bear or grizzly bear at any time.

How To Get There

Riversong Lodge is located 70 miles northwest of Anchorage (the standard point of departure via floatplane for the lodge) and sits at the confluence of the Yentna River and Lake Creek. Guests are flown from Lake Hood seaplane base in Anchorage to the lodge. You will depart Anchorage from Rust's Flying Service, located on the lake.

Arrival and Departure Details / Times

Guests arriving at Riversong Lodge via floatplane frequently enjoying great views of Mt. McKinley and the Alaska Range along the way. Planes land on the Yentna River in front of the lodge, where guests are greeted by their guides. After a short boat trip around the gravel bar, guests arrive at the boathouse and main docks of the lodge. Both day trip guests and overnight guests are invited into the main lodge for registration and refreshments. Overnight guests are oriented to the lodge and shown to their cabin. You will need to depart Anchorage from Rust's Flying Service main docks and seaplane base. Yellow Dog can easily arrange a hotel pick-up that will deliver you to Rust's to fly out to the lodge. You can arrive and depart on any day of the week.

2012 Fishing Rates / Package Costs

Prices are per person, and based on double-occupancy. A trip of any length of stay can be arranged. Please call Yellow Dog for custom package pricing.

Length of Stay Price
1 Night / 1 Fishing Day $1,080
2 Nights / 2 Fishing Days $1,820
3 Nights / 3 Fishing Days $2,530
4 Nights / 4 Fishing Days $3,220
5 Nights / 5 Fishing Days $3,900
6 Nights / 6 Fishing Days $4,570
7 Nights / 7 Fishing Days $5,075
Day Trip Packages 2 - 4 Per Boat (Per Person Price) 1 Per Boat
Fly Fishing $550 $810
Spin Fishing $530 $790
Dinner Add-On $50 $50

* Remember that Yellow Dog's services are completely free! When you book a trip with Yellow Dog, you never pay more than when you book directly with the lodge or outfitter.

What's Included

Single Day Trips

  • Round trip transportation to and from Riversong Lodge and Anchorage via floatplane
  • A full day of guided fishing
  • Use of all fishing equipment and waders
  • Coffee, tea, juice and bottled water, and a hot lunch

Overnight and multi-day packages

  • Round-trip transportation to and from Riversong Lodge and Anchorage via floatplane
  • Overnight accommodations at lodge
  • All meals
  • All guided fishing
  • Use of fishing equipment and waders

For children under four years of age, the lodge stay is complimentary. Children ages 4-12 are two-thirds of the adult rate. Airfare for children under 12 years of age is two-thirds adult rate as well.

Single guests may require a single-supplement charge as well, depending on their package and time of year

What's Not Included

  • Airfare and transportation to and from Anchorage, Alaska
  • Alcohol, bar tab and sodas
  • Gratuities for guides and lodge staff
  • Alaskan fishing license
  • $6.00 per person/per night Alaskan bed tax

Travel Arrangements

Yellow Dog has a full in-house travel and reservations system, and can assist with airline tickets, hotels, transfers, and all travel logistics for every destination that we offer. Contact us at 888-777-5060 or info@yellowdogflyfishing.com for more details on airfare ticketing, travel services and trip insurance.

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