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Chinook Shores Lodge

119 Potter Rd P.O. Box 6555, Ketchikan, AK 99901-8950
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Chinook Shores Lodge is located 15 miles north of Ketchikan International Airport in Southeast Alaska. Accommodations include private waterfront 3-bedroom 1-bath beach houses (that sleep up to six people) with full amenities, private dock access, self-guided fishing boats, Alaska charter fishing, quality controlled fish processing and fish packaging services. Stay here and rent one of our 20' aluminum boats for fishing or wildlife viewing. Or, make reservations for a guided fishing adventure and try your hand at catching wild Alaska salmon and halibut. Don't like fishing, no problem. Our lodge is located to great hiking within the Tongass National Forest, and there are many historical and Native American cultural sites nearby.
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We spent July 26-31st at Chinook Shores on our fifth consecutive trip there. We started with two couples the first year and three couples the second year guided with Jeff and his staff. The last three years, we have been self-guided. This year we had three boats and six couples along with six friends in an adjacent unit. Once again, the trip was absolutely fantastic. Jeff and Nadra go out of their way in spite of an extremely busy schedule to make you feel welcome. We had tremendous fishing and landed our biggest halibut yet including 168#, 165# and 145# fish. The salmon fishing was excellent as well with pink salmon readily caught and several kings. We also caught a number of silvers but their numbers have been down a bit the past two years. I cannot say enough about Chinook Shores. We have already booked for next year and have lots of fish to eat between now and then!
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This review is not for the main lodge ... it is for the brand new “apartment”. The apartment is immaculate. It was very well thought out and the craftsmanship and attention to detail are incredible. Granite countertop, top grade cookery, professional grade washer dryer, etc. Truly professional finish work on the flooring, trim, etc. Private hot tub overlooks Knudson Cove where we regularly saw eagles, ravens, sea lions from. There have been whales also right in the cove as well. The staff are genuinely pleasant and nice and will take care of everything from grabbing you ice or bait to filleting your catch. They always greet you at the dock to send you off or help dock your boat and unload. We caught King, Silver and Pink Salmon, various species of Rockfish, Pacific Cod, and Flounder. Did not have any luck with halibut unfortunately. We also caught 6 Dungeness but only one was legal size. We saw Bald Eagles, Sea Lions, Humpback whales and Black Bear. In giving an honest review I have to give the good and the bad ... so here is the bad ... the fact that we only booked one week instead of two!
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The cabins were excellent and sorta exotic. Perfect for a fishing outing. The environment is serene and the scenery is breathtaking. I really enjoyed my stay there. Most of all, they offer great equipment which made me feel that I got value for my money. I will surely revisit the lodge should I get a chance.
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We recently spent a delightful 4 days with family and friends at the beautiful Chinook Shores. Owners Jeff, Nadra, and their daughter McKinley were warm and friendly, accommodating and knowledgeable. We stayed in the first home they built for themselves, and had a beautiful view of the water. The house had been updated, had modern amenities, and provided adequate room for our three couples to have privacy and communal areas. The deck was beautiful! We were provided a van for the duration of our stay and were able to go into Ketchikan for dinners and shopping. The fishing, or “catching,” was good, and Jeff was outstanding, as well as TJ, in instructing us about the boat, areas to go, and about the different varieties of fish. We had two boats, and Jeff captained the ladies who had a fantastic experience with him, learning so much about salmon and halibut fishing. He worked VERY hard steering and baiting, changing lures, and clubbing all the fish they caught. Jeff stayed in contact with the men by radio so we were always in close proximity. However, the ladies out-fished the men both in number of fish and pounds caught! We also on our own took a boat out for 1-1/2 days and felt very comfortable doing so. During our 8-10 hour days on the water, we also were intrigued by the whales swimming by, and the eagles swooning down to steal our catch! The scenery was so beautiful and peaceful. The young girls preparing our fish with cleaning, filleting, and packaging, were tirelessly working and seemingly enjoying showing us their skills. The fish were boxed for transport and ready for airline “baggage.” Everything was perfect on arrival back home in Sacramento, CA, and we enjoyed dining on our catch both in the unit at Chinook Shores and at home. Because of Jeff, Nadra and their staff, Chinook Shores offers a great experience for the novice and expert fishermen and fisherwomen that will stay in your memory forever. Thank you to them for bringing so much joy and happiness to so many people!
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All types of fishing available with both guided and self-guided available. Fantastic accommodations, every thing you need. Excellent boats and great equipment and tips to make sure your trip is successful and most importantly terrific hosts. Thanks
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Frequently Asked Questions about Chinook Shores Lodge
Which popular attractions are close to Chinook Shores Lodge?
Nearby attractions include Totem Bight State Historical Park (3.8 miles), Potlatch Totem Park (3.9 miles), and Knudson Cove Marina (0.2 miles).
Which room amenities are available at Chinook Shores Lodge?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, air conditioning, and a refrigerator.
Is parking available at Chinook Shores Lodge?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Chinook Shores Lodge?
Conveniently located restaurants include Dockside Galley, The Burger Shack, and Timber's.
Are there any historical sites close to Chinook Shores Lodge?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Totem Bight State Historical Park (3.8 miles).