Cottonwood Lodge is located 65 air miles from Anchorage. Moose and bear are often seen during the 35 minute float plane ride. The Lodge is located on Lake Creek, which flows into the Yetna River, one of the finest fishing areas in the State of Alaska. All 5 species of Pacific Salmon, Rainbow Trout, Arctic Grayling and Northern Pike are taken.
The Lodge has deluxe cabins with bath and shower; some of the cabins share a central bath house. Cottonwood Fishing Lodge offers full service accommodations, outstanding meals and great fishing.
King Salmon season begins the end of May, until July 25 until August 25. All species are especially exciting to catch. Cottonwood Lodge is situated at the edge of the forest slightly above the confluence of Lake Creek and the Yentna River.
The kitchen in the main lodge offers three full meals daily and the fire place outside the Lodge is a great place to trade fish stories of the day.
For sports anglers around the world Alaska enjoys the reputation as the paradise on earth. This is the place where fish can weigh even more than the angler. Its no coincidence that fisherman from each corner of the world are inspired by every river and delta that Alaska provides.
The two Lodges are equipped with a complete fleet of boats. Every guest has the choice to fish at will or to have one of our experienced guides accompany them. Any guest who likes to try their own luck, can take a boat and search for their trophy fish in the most productive fishing grounds the Yentna River and its tributaries have to offer. However, if anglers want to try back trolling or bank fishing, then one of our experienced guides is necessary.
The best area for fishing is upriver at the banks of the Lake Creek. You will only get there with the help of the jet-propelled boats and Guides. Our experienced guides will show our guests the most productive areas and instruct the experienced or untrained anglers alike. The guides possess all the tricks necessary to fish for salmon and they also take pleasure in sharing their many years of experience with the guests so that the anglers have the most chances to land a tremendous amount of Salmon.