Salmon Summer Activities at Copper River Princess Wilderness Lodge

05/17/2012 Back To Blog

Many of us in Alaska are salmon experts, whether we fish, or just enjoy eating what we may call the most delicious fish in the world. For salmon lovers, Copper River Princess Wilderness Lodge is certainly a destination to put on the must-visit list. The lodge, nestled at the junction of the Klutina and Copper rivers, offers some of the best salmon fishing opportunities in the world on the Klutina, Copper and Gulkana rivers.

In the coming weeks through early June, the run of the world famous Copper River red salmon will begin. Thousands of the fish will begin at the Copper River Delta and navigate the winding streams on their way to spawn in the headwaters of the rivers. These salmon usually have a slightly higher fat content, which is said to create a “brighter” taste. During these times, guests are often able to easily catch a number of fish in a short period of time.

For those interested in sightseeing or a fishing trip on one of the rivers, a Copper River Princess professional can book trips with one of the many outfitters in the area. On these trips guests often see caribou, bears, moose, beavers, bald eagles and waterfowl.

After returning from the river, enjoy an upscale dining experience at the Two Rivers restaurant or for a more casual meal, head to the Whistle Stop Bar and Grill. World famous Copper River red salmon is on the menu at both locations. To further enhance the dining experience, guests are treated to breathtaking views from the deck of the lodge of Mount Wrangell. The lodge is located four miles from Wrangell-St. Elias National Park, the largest national park in America. At 13.2 million acres the park stretches from Mount St. Elias to the ocean. Guests can hike, sightsee, and fish in the park’s perimeter.

For more information or to book a stay, visit the Copper River Princess Wilderness Lodge online.