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The Crystal Creek Lodge Blog is a place of possibilities, where to learn deeper insight into how to explore the tens of millions of acres of wild Alaska surrounding us.  Whether you’re after fishing, wildlife, the perspective of history or simply feeling the awe of being in wide-open spaces, it’s all here. Enjoy the journey. 

Ultimate Alaska Dining Experience

Ultimate Alaska Dining Experience

The Ultimate Alaska Dining Experience at Crystal Creek Lodge The Alaska dining experience at Crystal Creek Lodge is personal and intimate.  Our goal is to make each guest feel at home, yet excited to try something they may have never tried before. We work with small fisheries, farms, and ranches within Alaska and the Pacific…

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Guest Eye View: Alaska Fishing Lodge Experience

Ultimate Alaska Dining Experience

Escape for a moment to the wilds of Alaska with Crystal Creek Lodge’s One Minute Alaska Vacation video.  This video is based on the guest’s view and the guest’s experience. Awaken your senses and enter a world where salmon turn rivers red, rainbow trout and salmon bend rods and peel line, and grizzly bears outnumber…

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Life is Beautiful

Ultimate Alaska Dining Experience

A reminder that life, indeed, is beautiful, and the best is yet to come. In the meantime; hunker-down, take care of yourself and your fellow humans. We will be adventuring and fishing together again, soon enough. Check out our Fishing page and our Adventure page to learn more about opportunities to enjoy the Alaska fishing…

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Food is Love

Ultimate Alaska Dining Experience

Dining at Crystal Creek Lodge This month’s edition of our One Minute Alaska Vacation highlights a special ingredient to the Crystal Creek Lodge experience – how great food brings us together. Food is love. When we experience exceptional food with exceptional people, all our senses are embedded into that time shared together.  At Crystal Creek Lodge we love our…

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Alaska Salmon Recipe from Chef Brian

Ultimate Alaska Dining Experience

You have a box of wild Alaskan salmon (hopefully caught at Crystal Creek Lodge) and now you’re looking for some great salmon recipes right? Crystal Creek Lodge Chef Brian has outlined one of his favorite salmon recipes below. Give it a whirl and tell us how it goes. INGREDIENTS STEP 1 Combine thyme, rosemary, garlic…

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Reflections on a Fishing Season in Alaska

Ultimate Alaska Dining Experience

Take a few minutes to enjoy some fun images and videos provided by guests during this past 2017 season at Crystal Creek Lodge. This year we added a media station in the bar with an Apple iMac set up for guests to upload their recent images and videos. What we came away with was a…

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The Beaver Bar

Ultimate Alaska Dining Experience

The bar at Crystal Creek Lodge has been rechristened as “The Beaver Bar”, a tribute to the hard-working DeHavilland Beaver aircraft that have served us and the north country since 1947.  Have a sneak preview of the modifications at the album on our Facebook page, or, better yet, be our guest and enjoy a cold…

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Crystal Creek Lodge in Winter

Ultimate Alaska Dining Experience

Giant Rainbow Trout lurk in the wide-open Naknek River and the air is stone silent, save the occasional whistling wingbeat of diving ducks as they trade amongst their flocks. Crystal Creek Lodge awaits the throng of staff to arrive late May to begin another season.

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Pebble Mine Update from Crystal Creek Lodge

Ultimate Alaska Dining Experience

In a stunning announcement on September 16, international mining giant Anglo-American said it was abandoning its claim to the Pebble deposit in order to pursue projects with less risk and more value. While that is a huge victory for those of us who desire to protect the wild salmon runs of Bristol Bay from the…

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I Am the Walrus/Beachcombing Bingo

Ultimate Alaska Dining Experience

A Magic Day A day of magic with guests Jack and Brad from Connecticut and guests Shari and Judith from Washington.  Jack and Brad have been guests of Crystal Creek for over 15 years, and they usually bird hunt and do a little fishing.  Shari and Judith love to fish and this is their first…

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