Rapids Camp Lodge is located smack dab in the middle of Alaska’s Bristol Bay Area – the beating heart of fish country. Situated about 7 miles downstream from Naknek Lake on the Naknek River, RCL offers anglers access to all species of Pacific salmon, trophy rainbow trout and monster halibut. Right next door is Katmai National Park and Preserve, which contains such famous rivers as the Brooks, Moraine, Battle and Kulik.
RCL is a fly-out lodge – our guests utilize 5 different airplanes to access the many different locations within the 150 mile operating radius. This means that within a day, someone can go over to the other side of the Alaska peninsula, catch big halibut and be back at the lodge for massages or cocktails before appetizer time.
The main thing that separates this fishing program from others is the fact that guests design their own trips. There isn’t any set destination list – we make recommendations based on your goals and desires and you make the decision where you want to go the next day.
- Day 1: (Thursday)- If unable to arrive in Anchorage by 1:00 PM Friday, arrive in Anchorage and overnight (independently arranged, not included).
- Day 2: (Friday)- Meet with expeditor who will transfer you to your flight to King Salmon (included in package). Upon arrival in King Salmon, a lodge representative will be waiting for you and will a provide a shuttle to the lodge, about 15 minutes away. Once at the lodge you can settle in and prepare your gear for the following day.
- Days 3– 8: Six full days of guided fishing with six fly-outs (weather permitting)
- Day 9: After breakfast at the lodge, you will be transferred to King Salmon for your flight to Anchorage (included in package). You will be transferred back to the Anchorage airport to catch your flight home or points beyond.