Easy to get to, hard to leave. Rapids Camp Lodge is just an 80-minute flight from Anchorage, yet it’s a world away from the hustle and bustle of modern day life. Unparalleled fly fishing in the heart of the famed Bristol Bay watershed — home to enormous rainbow trout, five species of salmon, Arctic char, pike, and grayling.
Catering to small groups with five-star rustic luxury, our staff of nine guides, four pilots, two gourmet chefs and multiple support personnel serve a maximum of 20 guests a week. We provide everything you need for the fly fishing trip of a lifetime — the finest rods, reels, tackle and waders — 3 float equipped de Havilland Beavers and our Turbine Otter on amphibious floats, top of the line jetboats, and the very best guides in Alaska!
And if you’re looking for more, we also offer glaciers, volcanoes, wildlife viewing, clam digging, Halibut fishing , eco-tourism, you name it. If it’s Alaska, we do it!
Family Operation with Two Generations at the Helm
Rapids Camp Lodge was designed exclusively with comfort in mind; our entire philosophy is to create ease for our guests. In every sense we are a reflection of a passion for excellence. Rapids Camp Lodge is a facility with a fishing program like none other in Bristol Bay. We own 60 acres and over a mile and a half of river frontage right in the heart of Bristol Bay, and this private oasis provides a perfect location from which to launch our expert fly-out program. With a spare-no-expense ideology, we have assembled the most spectacular fleet of planes and boats ever put together in one package.
We Offer a Unique Opportunity to Create a Fully Customized Fishing Experience
If you want to be involved in designing your dream Alaska vacation, you have come to the right place. No day of your trip will be planned without careful attention to your wishes. Based on our vast experience, the time of year and the daily weather conditions, we will help you whittle down the multitude of choices – making each day an adventure to remember.
We Leave the Crowds Behind
The key to success is prime location, and we have it. Not only do we fish all the great rivers of Katmai National Park, but we also take our guests to explore remote and rarely fished rivers on the Alaska Peninsula. The Rapids Camp exclusive-use permit allows us to fish for Halibut, Ling Cod and Rockfish on a fantastic day-trip to Geographic Harbor. Our proximity to King Salmon affords us exchange days without unforeseen delays and missed fishing opportunities.
There is no need to land at crowded rivers. Sure sometimes we fish amongst other lodges, for example Moraine Creek is just too good not to visit at the right time of the season. We fly to more locations than any other river-based lodge in all of Alaska. If we fly to a river where the pressure from other anglers will impact your success, we fly further. There are just too many resources in the area not to choose the best one each day.