Tailwater Lodge guests enjoy the best accommodations and amenities anywhere on the river. After a day on the water head on over to the Tasting Room to try local beer, wine and spirits before experiencing the gourmet comfort food served in the Tailwater Restaurant. After dinner be sure to check out the Woodshed pro shop featuring the best brands in fishing apparel and gear. Coming in early 2019, the Tailwater Lodge will be adding 46 new guest rooms, a full service spa, indoor swimming pool, outdoor hot tub, fitness center and game room providing an experience the whole family can enjoy. The Tailwater Lodge, world-class fishing and first-class lodging.
Open 365 days/year
Salmon River Upstate, NY.
True four season weather high 80s and 90s during summer months and lows in the 20s with heavy snow fall in the winter months.
For fishing waders, boots, fly tackle if not being guided, appropriate layers for season.
Trips can range from 1 to 2 nights to as long as a guest would like to stay. Check in at the Lodge is at 3:00 pm and check out is 11:00 but guests on check in and check out days can gain access to Tailwater’s Restricted access area.
Most clients will wake for breakfast an hour and half before sunrise, full breakfast at the lodge. Then depart to meet with guide at either Douglaston Salmon Run for a walk/wade trip or launch a drift boat for a day of floating the river.
After a day on the river guests meet at the bar and restaurant where a full service menu is available serving a range of entrees.
Fishing, hiking, fire pit, horseshoes, snowshoeing, atv trails, snowmobile trails
Trophy Large Mouth Bass fishing, ice climbing, hunting, cross country skiing
Salmon River - Brown Trout, Small Mouth Bass, Atlantic Salmon, Skamania,
Tug Hill Fishing Club - Trophy Large Mouth, Crappie and Blue Gill.
Fall: Chinook and Coho Salmon, Lake Run Brown Trout, Steelhead in the Salmon River
Winter and Spring: Steelhead and Lake Run Brown Trout in the Salmon River
All rooms come with private bath, TV, Wifi, availability of locker space for gear, and free parking. Breakfast is included for all guests
What weight fly rod is recommended?
We recommend fishing a 8-9 wt for Chinook and Coho Salmon
7-8wt for Steelhead and Brown Trout
We also recommend a switch rod when available
Where is fishing recommended?
Tailwater Lodge works closely with Douglaston Salmon Run and believe that their managed fishery is some of the best water on the Salmon River
What packages are offered?
We do, specialty pricing and arrangements can be made for any group size
Are corporate retreats offered?
Tailwater Lodge is a perfect setting to mix business and pleasure, host meetings in the conference space and conduct activity with team members such as fly fishing, fly tying, or hiking
Do I need to know how to fly fish before I come to the lodge?
Tailwater Lodge has guides that specialize in helping those new to the sport. We will have you casting in no time.