About The Area & Location

Alaska Fish Catcher Lodge is located near the town of Sterling, Alaska and one mile away from the Kenai [Kee-nye] River, the most popular sport fishing in Alaska for King and Silver salmon.

The Kenai River is 82 miles and the longest river in Kenai Peninsula of south central Alaska.  Beginning from Kenai Lake within the Kenai Mountain range running through the Kenai National Wildlife Refuge and Skilak Lake to its outlet into Cook Inlet of the Pacific Ocean near Kenai, Alaska and Soldotna, Alaska.  Tributaries include the Russian River, Killey River and Funny River to the left and Moose River to the right.  All sourced from Kenai Lake near Cooper Landing from glacial meltwater.  There are three areas of the river known as Upper River with fast-flowing whitewater rapids – Kenai Lake to Skilak Lake 17.3 miles of river; Mid-River – the 19.5 miles from Skilak Lake to the Sterling Highway bridge near Soldotna; Lower River – 21 miles from the bridge to the mouth at Cook Inlet and more gentle flow; however, with the greatest influence of changing tides. 

  Grilled King Salmon

Grilled King Salmon

dining

If you want to drive to take a scenic drive, you can find restaurants conveniently located in the towns of Sterling and Soldotna. Offerings include Thai, Mexican, Chinese, burgers, pizza and fresh fish at a variety of prices.   

 
  Local artist metal art work

Local artist metal art work

Shopping

Both Sterling and Soldotna offer a multitude of fun shops and boutiques for guests to find unique souvenirs and one-of-a-kind finds.