Summertime is upon us, which means it is time to get outside! There is nothing better than exploring Alaska with the sun shining and the sight of snow-capped mountains in the background. With endless fishing opportunities for king salmon Alaska, hiking up a mountain, kayaking in the Naknek River, and so much more Alaska’s Gold Creek Lodge is here to help. We offer guided fishing and adventure tours to make sure you see and do everything on your bucket list. However, with a ton of activities comes supplies, so we have a few tips before you visit us in Alaska.


Layers are the key when visiting Alaska. With a ton of activities, it helps to be able to shed layers as you work up a sweat. Being close to open water and getting out on the water means that the weather can change instantly, so rain gear is a good thing to keep on hand because you never know when the sky is going to open up. Waterproof shoes are preferred when fishing and kayaking but close toes shoes work as well. Hiking boots will come in handy if you are going to explore the Alaska wilderness. Hats are another good thing to keep on hand to protect you from the sun and to provide shade.

Extra Gear

The water’s reflective glare and the lack of shade when fishing can cause sunburn if you are not protected. Use gold creek lodgesunscreen and lip balm to protect you from the long fishing days or hiking. Sunglasses are also a necessity. They will cut through the glare of the water to give you a better view of your perfect fish. If you get any motion sickness bring some over the counter remedies to help make your fishing trip more enjoyable. Bringing a water bottle will help you stay hydrated while out in the heat and prevent you from getting sick. Last but not least, a camera! Capture your catches, take action shots on the river, or catch the sun rising over the mountains. A camera will help store all of the amazing memories you will be making at Gold Creek Lodge. To store all of these supplies bring a backpack. It will keep everything together so that you can go on an adventure.

At Alaska’s Gold Creek Lodge we are avid outdoorsmen, and you are most likely one too. If you have your own gear and are more comfortable using it, bring it along.  Whether you are a fly fisherman, a gear fisherman, we at Gold Creek Lodge will provide quality gear and equipment if you need it. We will give you a more detailed packing list upon reservation and will consult with you before arrival to reserve any equipment you need during your stay. We want to make sure that you have everything you need to make your stay enjoyable and safe. Whether you are hunting for king salmon Alaska or going Walrus viewing, we will make sure you are taken care of on your Alaska vacation!