By Max Dorsi
On top of some of the best coho salmon fishing you can find anywhere, the backdrop at Yantarni Salmon Camp is simply jaw-dropping. Don’t believe us? Check out this Panorama Gallery from our camp manager Max Dorsi.
The Yantarni Salmon Camp is a private, wilderness tent camp where Crystal Creek Lodge guests fish for Silver Salmon in wadable, small streams during late August through the month of September. Yantarni is 125 miles south of the Lodge on the Alaska Peninsula, and is at one of the most remote and beautiful locations within Alaska. We travel to and from Yantarni using our own private wheeled aircraft and land at a gravel airstrip adjacent to the camp.
Yantarni can be scheduled as a guided day trip from the lodge but to make the most of the Yantarni experience we recommend an overnight stay at our well-appointed, safari-style camp for one or more nights. The camp features insulated 12′ x 20′ guest sleeping tents that have 7’6″ ceilings, wood floors with rugs, comfortable beds with fitted sheets, electricity and wood-burning stoves to keep you snug and warm. There is also a tent with a flush toilet and an indoor shower with piping-hot running water.
A spacious 16′ x 40′ kitchen and lodge tent is where the meals are served and guests relax together. The camp chef works closely with our lodge chef to ensure your food is up to the quality standards you expect from Crystal Creek Lodge. Fresh salmon is served to accompany either your lunch, dinner or both. Wine, beer and spirits can be supplied from the lodge to accompany you to the camp.