What to Expect at McDougall Lodge

We’re including some helpful tips to make your planning process a breeze.


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.

Rust's Flying service to McDougall Lodge


4525 Endstrom Circle
Anchorage, AK 99502
Phone: 907-243-1595

Rust’s Flying Service is 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 $240 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.

Recommended Hotels in Anchorage

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…

Brown Bear in Alaska

Eagle near McDougall Lodge, Alaska


Salmon Fishing River in Alaska


Whether you’re planning your first trip to Alaska or you’re a seasoned veteran to Alaskan fishing, McDougall Lodge will provide an experience you’ll cherish forever. You'll experience world-class fishing for all five species of Pacific Salmon, native Rainbow Trout, Arctic Char, Dolly Varden and Northern Pike. Plus, your private fishing guide will put you in a position to land the trophy fish of a lifetime. One thing we can promise is that you will thoroughly enjoy the time spent fishing Lake Creek, one of Alaska's top fisheries.

Thank you for choosing McDougall Lodge for your Alaskan Fishing Adventure.


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