What to Expect at McDougall Lodge



3609 Kingman AZ, 86402





3609 Kingman AZ, 86402



Unless otherwise noted, the round trip from Anchorage to McDougall Lodge via Float Plane is included with your reservation.


Book a flight to Anchorage from your nearest airport. Stay at any one of the below mentioned hotels once you arrive in Anchorage, or arrange to leave the same day by float plane.


Accessible by float plane, McDougall Lodge is located 65 miles northwest of Anchorage. Experience the thrill of flying over untarnished wilderness with Rust’s Flying Service, and you don’t even need to worry about booking your flight. We’ll take care of all the flight arrangements for you and your party. You can even purchase your fishing license and airline-approved fish boxes right at Rust’s Flying service.


4525 Endstrom Circle

Anchorage, AK 99502

Phone: (907) 243-1595


4506 Lakeshore Dr,

Anchorage, AK 99502

Phone: (907) 243-8535

Rust’s Flying Service are a stone’s throw away from the Anchorage International Airport, and they offer shuttle service from the airport (based upon availability), for your convenience.

Round trip airfare to McDougall Lodge is approximately $255 per person and payment must be made on the day of departure to the lodge. They even accept all major credit cards, so paying is easy.

Alaska is home to all five species of Pacific Salmon and we fish them all here in Lake Creek which features a gravel bottom river where salmon prefer to build their nests. Alaska King Salmon go out to sea for one-five years before migrating back to their native rivers & streams to spawn. King Salmon can measure up to 36 inches in length and weighing up to 30 pounds in this river. King Salmon in the Talachulitna River are much larger, reaching up to 60 inches in length and up to 70lbs.


Be sure to mention McDougall Lodge when making reservations so you can receive the special rates quoted here.

Alex Inn and Suites (special rate $149/night)
4615 Spenard Rd, Anchorage, AK 99517-3299
Contact: Ken Brown 907-243-3131

Lake Front Hotel
4800 Spenard Rd. Anchorage, AK 99517

Motel 6 – Airport/Midtown
5000 A Street, Anchorage, AK, 99503
Contact: Nicole Dahl at 907-222-9047 or 907-677-8000

Fairfield Inn & Suites – Airport/Midtown
5060 A Street, Anchorage, AK 99503 USA
Contact: Nicole Dahl at 907-222-9047 or 907-222-9000

Comfort Inn – Downtown
111 West Ship Creek, Anchorage, AK 99501
Contact: Nicole Dahl at 907-222-9047 or 907-277-6887

LaQuinta Inn and Suites
3501 Minnesota Dr, Anchorage, AK 99503


You don’t have to be a professional photographer to take stunning wildlife photos on one of our fly outs. They’re a photographer’s dream, and a sight-seeing adventure you won’t get elsewhere. But be sure to bring an extra memory card so you won’t miss a thing. Remember, it’s easier to claim bragging rights when you have the photos to back them.

And you usually don’t have to try too hard to see wildlife in the Lake Creek area. The wildlife is abundant, many of the woods and valleys virtually untouched by man, which means you see the unspoiled habitat of many amazing creatures. Search out the Alaskan wildlife from one of our boats or book a flight directly from the lodge for an incredible aerial tour you’ll never forget.

Expect to see any of the following near McDougall Lodge: moose, fox, wolf, beaver, and a wide assortment of birds, including eagles, owls, ducks, geese and much more…


Spend your days fishing prime salmon and trout waters without worrying about what kind of fishing equipment to pack. Your private Alaskan fishing guide will customize your trip to suit your individual fishing style, and that includes all of your rods and tackle. Whether you prefer to spin-fish or fly fish, our guides will make sure you have the quality fishing equipment and tackle you need for the best catch possible. That’s what we mean when we say custom, fully-guided fishing expeditions.

Jet sleds provide opportunities to fish the lower eight miles of Lake Creek as well as various other clear-water tributaries of the Yentna River, and small fishing groups give you a personalized experience.


When you’re planning an Alaskan fishing trip, you’ve got to remember that you’ll be far from the nearest grocery store, but you’ll also be provided with comfortable accommodations. To make sure you have the most enjoyable trip possible, we’ve provided this packing list for you so you have a better idea of what to pack for your Alaskan fishing trip.

Remember to Travel Lightly!

When traveling by float plane, baggage space is limited so avoid hard suitcases and bring only duffel bags for your trip to the lodge.

Be sure to strap on your cameras and wear sturdy shoes. You’ll want to have your camera ready on the flight from Anchorage to McDougall Lodge, as you never know what kind of wildlife you’ll see along the way.


Learn from questions that previous guests have asked us previously!