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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. 

A List of 30 Guided Fishing and Adventure Possibilities

A List of 30 Guided Fishing and Adventure Possibilities

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…

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Top 10 Orvis Gear Items for your Alaska Fly Fishing Trip

A List of 30 Guided Fishing and Adventure Possibilities

This article highlights the Top 10 essential Orvis gear items that we feel are indispensable when taking a fly fishing trip to Alaska. When embarking on a fly fishing trip to Alaska, having good quality and durable gear is essential. You’ll be dealing with a wide range of weather conditions, from sunny to rugged and sometimes harsh….

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In Pursuit of Alaska Adventure

A List of 30 Guided Fishing and Adventure Possibilities

New Adventures Await You On a human level, adventure creates the space to breathe deep, for the blood flowing through your veins to pump faster, and for the feelings of excitement and anticipation to flourish. It’s where the ordinary becomes extraordinary, and every moment is a chance to discover something new. The pursuit of adventure…

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Rafting Alaska and Rainbow Trout

A List of 30 Guided Fishing and Adventure Possibilities

Rafting Alaska: Discover the best fishing spots, catch trophy rainbow trout and embark on adventure-filled excursions with Crystal Creek Lodge Explore the stunning backcountry of Alaska at the river’s pace – by raft! Some of the best fishing in Alaska lies in remote places and with some of our fisheries, a raft will give you the best chance to catch all Alaska has…

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Guest Eye View: Alaska Fishing Lodge Experience

A List of 30 Guided Fishing and Adventure Possibilities

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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Trout Times: Alaska Rainbow Trout

A List of 30 Guided Fishing and Adventure Possibilities

The native and wild Alaska Rainbow Trout is a fish that evolved as an opportunist and, accordingly, is built for speed and aggression. They migrate scores of miles each year, moving in, out, and through the rivers, streams, and lakes of Bristol Bay in search of salmon fry, small fish, lampreys, salmon eggs, salmon carcasses,…

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Let’s Get Lost in Alaska

A List of 30 Guided Fishing and Adventure Possibilities

Meet Alex and Experience the Thrill of Alaska Fishing Alex Oberholtzer is the head pilot and guide at Crystal Creek Lodge. He’s the guy who works with you to craft your Alaska fishing & adventure vacation. He’s been guiding the rivers and streams of Alaska for 25 years, 20 of them with Crystal Creek Lodge….

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Break Free: Catch-and-Release

A List of 30 Guided Fishing and Adventure Possibilities

Catch-and-Release When Crystal Creek Lodge first opened its doors in 1988, we were early adopters of the “Catch-and-Release” policy for native fish such as rainbow trout, char species, and grayling. Despite initial resistance, this practice has proven to be a highly successful conservation strategy, ensuring the survival of fish populations and maintaining healthy fisheries. Now,…

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A Walk in the Park: Katmai

A List of 30 Guided Fishing and Adventure Possibilities

Katmai National Park Fishing The world of Alaska is yours to discover, experience, and cherish. The staff of Crystal Creek Lodge takes pride in opening up that world to you through hospitality, adventure, and interaction with nature. Let’s take a minute to walk together in Katmai National Park to see many of its natural wonders….

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Fishing Monument Creek: Alaska Adventure

A List of 30 Guided Fishing and Adventure Possibilities

Fishing Monument Creek, Alaska At Crystal Creek Lodge, finding wild and unique adventures for our guests is just as important as the quality of the fishing. While we do offer our guests the opportunity to visit the “classic“ locations of Katmai National Park, we constantly search for and then offer destinations that provide the true…

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