Two kayaks on shore.As the long days of summer slowly slip away, many of Alaska’s tourists will be leaving as well, making fall a great time for a vacation. With its crystal clear waters, surrounded by stoic mountains and vast wilderness, it’s no wonder that kayaking in Alaska is such a popular activity for outdoor enthusiasts stepping foot in our slice of paradise. One of the most valuable assets held by Alaska’s Gold Creek Lodge is its seamless access to the Naknek River and Katmai National Park. From our luxury basecamp, you can experience quintessential Alaskan adventures, right outside your door, creating unforgettable memories as you embark on new traditions. To keep true to our dedication to personal service, we put together a brief guide to give you an idea of what to expect while kayaking in Alaska on the Naknek River.

The Naknek River in King Salmon, Alaska

It’s no secret that King Salmon, Alaska, is known for its world-class fishing. The factors that contribute to this also lend themselves to unforgettable days of kayaking in Alaska. Pristine waterways, coupled with dense, alpine forests, create the perfect atmosphere for those seeking refuge from the pressures of modern society.

Alaskan Adventures near Katmai National Park

Kayaking in Alaska is one of the best ways to immerse yourself in the abundance of nature. Trips on the Naknek River offer a relatively easy float for kayakers of all skill levels, although guests will be given guidance on operation and safety before each outing. Starting in Katmai National Park, you’ll make your way down the Naknek until you return to the lodge. Many avid anglers will choose to fish along the way, while others prefer just to enjoy the serene tranquility provided by a peaceful float. Among one of the most diverse ecosystems in the world, you’ll likely see a dynamic array of wildlife, including bears and moose, so be sure to pack your binoculars and camera!

Alaskan All-Inclusive Resorts

When you book an Alaskan adventure at Gold Creek Lodge, you’re not just going on vacation. Any amount of time you spend in our neck of the woods will be unforgettable, and we’re here to ensure you get the most out of your visit to King Salmon. Our modern and luxurious lodging options will surely give you the rest and comfort you need before or after each outing. Whether you are looking to fish from your kayak, or simply enjoy the float, we’ll make sure you have all the necessities. For more information on how we can accommodate your trip, please feel free to contact us online or call 907-246-GOLD (4653).