A gleeful angler single-handedly holds up a large salmonid while wearing many items from his travel packing list.Even if you’ve never stepped foot in Alaska in your life, you’ve probably heard multiple people say having various clothing options is crucial. While there is no denying the importance of dressing in layers, there are several other factors you need to consider when making your travel packing list. It may seem absurd to imagine, but spring will be here before we know it, and Alaska’s Gold Creek Lodge is preparing for eager anglers and other outdoor enthusiasts hoping to get a taste of the “Last Frontier” after a long winter. After booking your stay at our Alaskan luxury resort, we recommend utilizing our travel packing list as a guideline as you plan. Not only will you get peace of mind while vacationing, but you’ll also be less likely to forget anything important. Today we’d like to offer some information on what to bring and ways to enjoy your trip better. 

Smart Travel Tips 

Before you make the trip to King Salmon, Alaska, ask a trusted friend or relative if they’d be willing to stay or at least check on your house while you explore the Naknek River. Knowing that you’ll have a reliable person keeping an eye on your home will help you relax without worrying about whether or not you locked the back door. It’s also a good idea to reach out to your bank and credit card companies to let them know you’ll be traveling to avoid getting locked out of your accounts. The last thing you need while on vacation is the inability to access funds when necessary. Finally, you’ll want hard copies of your travel packing list and any important documents like licenses. 

Bristol Bay Travel Packing List: 11 Alaska Essentials

Having the option to dress in layers is critical for enhancing your comfort and minimizing weather effects. Even in summer, the temperatures can vary greatly, meaning although mornings can be relatively brisk, the air is significantly warmer by mid-afternoon. Check out the items below and add them to your travel packing list if you haven’t already:

  • A wide variety of pants, shirts, underwear, and socks
  • Wool base layers to stay warm and wick moisture away
  • A small backpack for day trips
  • Insect repellent
  • Fishing hat
  • Rain gear
  • Waterproof hiking boots
  • Sunglasses and sunscreen
  • Camera
  • Binoculars
  • Medication

An Alaskan Luxury Resort on the Naknek River

You’ll always think of something to add no matter how many times you look at your travel packing list. Be sure to check out our activities page to understand better what to bring regarding your adventure. For more information about lodging or to review vacation packages, please visit us online or call 907-246-GOLD (4653).