Accessible by floatplane only, Riversong is located 70 air miles north-west of Anchorage on the southern bank of the Yentna River at the confluence of Lake Creek. Nestled amongst cottonwood, birch and spruce trees, under the distant gaze of majestic mountains, Riversong Lodge offers its guests comfort, award-winning cuisine, superb fishing and a warm welcome. It is an ideal lodge for those that might be travelling around Alaska and may just want a few day's fishing or as an add on to another lodge.
Riversong Lodge was hand-built from native white spruce logs and offers rustic riverside comfort. There is a lounge, main room, dining room, and bar and the atmosphere is comfortable and relaxed. Away from the main lodge there are ten nicely appointed guest cabins facing the Yentna River and North America’s highest peak, Mount McKinley (20,320 feet). Currently, six cabins have a private bath and four cabins share a central shower house. There is also a wood-heated sauna for guest use. Each cabin is assigned a housekeeper who will take care of any of your cabin needs.
Riversong’s location at the confluence of the Yentna River and Lake Creek provides guests with access to some of Alaska’s best fishing water within minutes of leaving the dock. Lake Creek is a swift-flowing, clear, gravel-bottomed river originating in the Alaska Range to the north and is home to all five species of Pacific salmon as well as rainbow trout, arctic grayling and northern pike. Riversong Lodge can also arrange daily fly-out fishing excursions, by floatplane or helicopter, to some favourite neighbouring waters. Three to six-day raft trips are also offered.
There are no fixed transfer days to a from the lodge.
2013 Package Rate:
$5,325 per person per week from Anchorage.
Shorter stays are available upon request.
* prices subject to change
• Full board and accommodation for seven nights Riversong Lodge based on double occupancy.
• Seven days guided fishing with two fishermen to each guide.
• Transport on the river jet boat dependent.
• Round-trip transportation between Anchorage and the lodge.
Price does not include:
• International Flights.
• Accommodation in Anchorage.
• Alaskan Visitors Fishing license.
• Fly-out fishing excursions.
• Alcoholic drinks.
• King Salmon stamp.
• Gratuities to the house staff and fishing guides.
• Items of a personal nature.
A 50% deposit is required to confirm your reservation at Riversong Lodge. Balance is due 60 days prior to arrival at the lodge. Reservations made within 60 days of travel require full payment at time of booking. A full refund is available prior to 60 days before arrival less a $100 administrative fee. Cancellations within 60 days of departure are non-refundable.
Anchorage GMT -9 hrs
Flight Time from the UK
London - Seattle: 9 hrs 30 mins
Seattle - Anchorage: 3 hrs 35 mins
Anchorage - Riversong: 40 mins
Visa Requirements for UK Citizens
You will need to register for a 90-day US Visa Waiver under the Electronic System for Travel Authorisation (ESTA) prior to departure. This is an online registration and will be valid for two years or until the date on which your passport expires, which ever comes first.
The five species of Pacific salmon: chinook (King), sockeye, coho (silver), pink and chum; rainbow trout, Arctic grayling, northern pike.
Season to Travel
June - September
Tackle and Kit
We would recommend a 9ft single-handed 8-9 weight rod with varying sink-tip lines for most of the salmon. If you are going for the big Chinook salmon then we suggest also taking a 12-14ft double-handed 9-10 weight rod with a multi-tip line that has fast sink tips or a shooting head system. For the other species use a 9ft single-handed 5-8 weight rod with floating line, 5-30lb leader material, flies, chest waders, waterproof jacket, lifejacket, collapsible wading stick, insect repellent and polarised sunglasses.
Alaska has a variable climate and you should dress with comfortable layers that can be shed or put on accordingly. June and July are generally warm, by August and September the weather can be cooler with frosts in the mornings and evenings. Dress code at all the lodges is informal.
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