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Crystal Creek Lodge

1 Big Creek Road, King Salmon, AK 99613
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#6 of 19 Specialty lodging in King Salmon
Fishing and adventure lodge on the Naknek River near King Salmon, Alaska, a region famous for river and stream fishing for salmon, trout, char and grayling plus the famous Brown Bears of Katmai National Park. Orvis Endorsed and twice awarded Lodge of the Year. We host 14-16 guests maximum at a time and to them deliver genuine and dedicated service, deluxe accommodations and meals and a guided fishing and adventure program featuring daily sea plane and boating trips. The guides of Crystal Creek Lodge are all experienced are patient with the novice and invigorating to the experienced angler. It's about having fun. We provide all necessary flies, lures, rods, reels and wading equipment, and all of it is first quality gear. Our fleet of aircraft and boats are some of the finest examples of their kind and are meticulously maintained. This is a vacation that encompasses many possibilities, including visiting a variety of locations within nearby National Parks and Wildlife Refuges and experiencing a diversity of rivers, streams and natural wonders. Crystal Creek Lodge was established in 1988 and has been run by the same owner/manager since.
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Free breakfast
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Free airport transportation
Non-smoking hotel
Bar / lounge
Airport transportation
Shuttle bus service
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BEARBUTTS wrote a review Sep 2021
Austin, Texas7 contributions
I made my third trip to Crystal Creek this summer and have plans to return next year, if they’ll have me. The accommodations and chef prepared meals are all excellent, the bar is lively and entertaining, the staff is friendly knowledgeable and eager to help, and the fishing beyond outstanding! The flights to the remote fishing locations in the de Haviland Beaver aircraft are great ways to see the spectacular scenery and plentiful wildlife. Dan, Lynette, Alex and Heather leave no stones unturned to make your trip an adventure of a lifetime. A Crystal Creek adventure is a bucket list must for those who love to fish and is likely to make you start planning your next trip there as soon as you fly out.
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Date of stay: July 2021
Room Tip: The cabins a few feet from the main lodge offer additional privacy.
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Shortbull wrote a review Aug 2021
Lolo, Montana44 contributions41 helpful votes
This was my 9th trip to Alaska and my 6th trip to CCL. Looking forward to the 7th. These folks have everything figured out! If you like to catch huge rainbows, chase salmon, hike in amazing landscapes devoid of humans, this is the place to go. Every day you can fly to a different location and experience all that anyone could dream about for a fishing vacation in Alaska. Make sure you follow the packing list closely and you will be prepared. Even if you forget something, they seem to be ready for anything.
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Date of stay: August 2021
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Room Tip: Stay in the lodge if you want to be convenient to the dining room and Beaver Bar or stay in the...
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Beatriz P wrote a review Aug 2021
Missoula, Montana5 contributions10 helpful votes
First time at Crystal Creek Lodge. It was amazing. From the greeting at the airport, the rooms, food, guides, fishing, airplanes, rivers, wines, guides and staff. They have an eye for details! It’s great for experienced fly fisherman or not, like me. The guides have a lot of patience in helping you and always with a smile. Will definitely want to come back and bring the rest of my family.
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Date of stay: August 2021Trip type: Traveled with friends
Scott M wrote a review Jul 2021
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Our company has been taking Alaskan fishing adventures for a few decades. We use this experience as a teambuilding trip for those executives who achieved their annual business plans. Participating in this trip so cherished by our leaders…they use it as motivation to achieve new heights. How is it, that a fishing lodge can mean so much...it starts with incredible and talented people who have a passion to serve their guests and a location and facilities second to none. From our hosts (Dan, Alex and Heather) to the creations of Chef Ben & the service team surpassed only by an incredibly fishy guide staff...they are all amazing people who love their craft and it shows. You will not find a better fishing experience, better facilities or better people anywhere. Crystal Creek defines 5-star!
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Date of stay: July 2021
Trip type: Traveled on business
rsdill765 wrote a review Dec 2019
9 contributions9 helpful votes
An outstanding experience. The owner and staff are extremely competent, friendly and helpful. You cannot beat the accommodations and experience. Orvis endorsed lodge and equipment . The food is first class and well presented.
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Date of stay: July 2019
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Frequently Asked Questions about Crystal Creek Lodge
What are some of the property amenities at Crystal Creek Lodge?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and an on-site restaurant.
What food & drink options are available at Crystal Creek Lodge?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Crystal Creek Lodge?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Crystal Creek Lodge?
Conveniently located restaurants include Eddie's Fireplace Inn, Sockeye Saloon, and D & D Restaurant and Hotel.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Crystal Creek Lodge?
Yes, guests have access to a fitness center during their stay.
Does Crystal Creek Lodge have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Crystal Creek Lodge offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Is Crystal Creek Lodge accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access. For specific inquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.