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30 Things to do in Alaska with Crystal Creek Lodge

Explore our list of 30 Things to do in Alaska with Crystal Creek Lodge. Out of hundreds of locations we have as fly fishing, sport fishing, and adventure destinations, we hand-picked a list for you to check out.

Any way you shape it, there are way more things to do than you have time to do unless you dedicate 30 years of vacation time, which some of our guests have done, and it’s still not possible to do them all. If you like fishing, we have hundreds of fishing spots at over 75 productive rivers and streams. If you are an adventurer, we have tens of millions of acres across hundreds of thousands of square miles to explore, all of it wild, wondrous, and filled with possibility. Here are a few ideas for you to consider when you visit Crystal Creek Lodge. The order of importance is purely up to you.

  • 1. Trophy rainbow trout fishing on American Creek, Katmai National Park
  • 2. Walk & Wade Fishing with the Brown Bears, Katmai National Park
  • 3. Boating for King or Silver salmon, Naknek River
  • 4. Hike, Interpretation, and Picnic at the Valley of Ten Thousand Smokes, Katmai National Park
  • 5. Brown Bear Viewing at Brooks Camp, Katmai National Park
  • 6. Swing Fishing for the world’s Largest Rainbow Trout, Naknek River
  • 7. Wildlife Photography & Waterfall Hike Excursion, Lake Clark National Park
  • 8. Wild River Rafting for Bear Viewing, Katmai National Preserve
  • 9. Wade Fishing and Freezer Filling with sockeye salmon, Naknek, Kvichak, or Egegik Rivers
  • 10. King Salmon Fishing by Boat, Nushagak River
  • 11. Picnic & Nature Hike in a Volcano Caldera, Aniakchak National Monument
  • 12. Beachcombing for Glass Balls, Treasures & Natural Wonders, Bearing Sea Coast
  • 13. Walrus & Seabird Viewing, Alaska Peninsula National Wildlife Refuge.
  • 14. Small Stream Hike, Walk & Wade for Mixed Bag 30+ Locations Alaska Peninsula 
  • 15. Kayaking, Bear Viewing, Historic Trail Hike & Island Picnic Adventure, Multiple Locations
  • 16. Brown Bear Viewing, Katmai Park Coast/Shelikof Straits
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  • 17. Land & Air Tour of the Present and Historic Bristol Bay Commercial Salmon Fishery
  • 18. Eskimo Village Tour and Historic/Natural Perspective Air Tour of Togiak National Wildlife Refuge 
  • 19. Becharof Lake/National Wildlife Refuge Fishing/Exploration Tour
  • 20. Flightseeing the Valley of Ten Thousand Smokes, Katmai National Park 
  • 21. Stay at a remote camp and Fish for into the Midnight Sun, Ugashik Narrows Cabin
  • 22. Sight fish to dozens of Dolly Varden on a small stream near Aniakchak National Monument & Preserve 
  • 23. Shoreline lunch at Dick Proenneke’s legendary cabin, Lake Clark National Park
  • 24. Wild River Rafting and Fly Fishing for Monster Rainbow Trout
  • 25. Dry Fly Fishing for Arctic Grayling, Rainbow Trout & Dolly Varden
  • 26. Beluga Whale Abundance Aerial Tour, Bristol Bay
  • 27. Aerial Spotting, Landing and Fishing for Salmon, Multiple Locations
  • 28. Fossil Hunting & Viewing (catch-and-release) Katmai National Park, Alaska Peninsula National Wildlife Refuge
  • 29. Birding for 125+ Migratory Bird Species, 100’s of Possible Locations 
  • 30. Argo Vehicle and Boat Adventure for Fishing, Hunting, or Exploring, Alaska Peninsula

These are just a few examples of the many exciting day trip options available with Crystal Creek Lodge! Please ask about other options that could be added to this List of Guided Fishing and Adventure Possibilities.

Check out our Fishing page and our Adventure page to learn more about opportunities to enjoy the Alaska fishing season. Discover the wonders of Crystal Creek Lodge through our Instagram page, where you can immerse yourself in stunning visuals and learn more about our exciting adventures in the Alaskan wilderness!

Crystal Creek Lodge, nestled on the banks of the Naknek River, near King Salmon, Alaska is a renowned exclusive luxury fishing and adventure destination with over 400 5-star reviews. Since 1988, we’ve been delivering thousands of hardcore, exciting, and memorable flyout excursions.

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