HOW TO GET TO ALAGNAK LODGE
It’s wilderness, but easy to get to, from Anchorage a one-hour flight takes you to the suitably named town of King Salmon, Alaska, followed by a twenty minute float plane ride to the lodge. Get a window seat on your flight to Anchorage, if the weather cooperates you will enjoy spectacular views of mountain ranges and glaciers and as you approach Anchorage you may see Mount McKinley, the highest mountain peak in North America.
Southwest to King Salmon, Alaska
To get to the lodge, you will need to travel to Anchorage, Alaska, and then to southwest Alaska’s regional airport in the town of King Salmon. King Salmon is a small town located on the north bank of the Naknek River, which started as an air base during World War II. The Air Force base was closed in 1993, and the town now functions as the gateway to Katmai National Park and the surrounding area. King Salmon is serviced by several daily flights from Anchorage; most flights are operated by Peninsula Air, while Alaska Air has one daily flight. Flight time is approximately one hour.
Upon arrival in King Salmon you will be met at the airport and transferred to the lodge by float plane. The Alagnak Lodge is located about 30 miles north of the town of King Salmon, the float plane transfer takes about 20 minutes.
You will need to be in King Salmon no later than 10am on the morning of arrival at the lodge in order to connect with the float plane transfer to the lodge. Therefore you will need to fly into Anchorage the day before your scheduled arrival at the lodge, and overnight there. We will help with all your travel arrangements, and can book your Pen Air flights between Anchorage and King Salmon if you wish.