Fishing Lodges in Wood-Tikchik State Park
Reel Wilderness Adventures. If you're looking to reel one in, this outfitter offers an alternative to lodges, at the same time emphasizing small groups (no more than eight), gourmet meals, and fully guided fly-fishing for wild native fish such as salmon, arctic char, and rainbow trout. The six-day package includes the round-trip flight from Dillingham into the park, all meals, and accommodations in Weatherport tents at campgrounds with hot showers and flush toilets. A free DVD detailing the adventures-on-offer are available through the website. AK. 800/726–8323. www.reelwild.com. Six-day package $4,500.
Tikchik Narrows Lodge. Owned and managed by Bud Hodson, who has been a guide in the region for more than 25 years, this beautiful lodge caters primarily to sportfishing enthusiasts who are also looking for comfortable housing and scrumptious gourmet-style meals at night—and who can afford to pay the princely sum for a week's stay. Packages at the picturesque, waterfront lodge within Tikchik State Park include guided fishing trips via the lodge's floatplane fleet to some of the best headwaters Alaska—and maybe the world—has to offer. The lodge also rents kayaks and rafts and provides an air-taxi service into the park's most remote corners. Family-friendly vacation packages are also available. AK. 907/243–8450. www.tikchiklodge.com. $7,700 per week.