Orvis-Endorsed Fly-Fishing Lodge in Kenai, Alaska.

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Tower Rock Lodge

Orvis-Endorsed Fly-Fishing Lodge

Phone icon(907) 953-2656 Email iconmikeg@towerrocklodge.com Link icontowerrocklodge.com
35555 Kenai Spur Hwy #222
Kenai River, AK 99611

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The Story

The Kenai Peninsula is home to the most diverse fishing in all of Alaska: halibut, rockfish; four species of salmon (kings, sockeye, silvers, pinks; steelhead and trophy rainbow trout; Dolly Varden and the predatory pike. Tower Rock Lodge is ideally located on the banks of the lower Kenai River giving you access to ocean-bright salmon and magnum sized rainbow trout. We offer fly-outs to multiple destinations, ocean excursions and tons of other options such as fishing from drift boats on the Kasilof River to walk-in adventures on our small coastal streams. Variety and choices is what we are all about!

You will be custom fitted in our Orvis chest waders/boots and rain gear; matched personally your choice of single handed or Spey fly-rods; spin and/or bait-casters; centerpinning...try'em all if you wish! You will do it all...from novice to the well-seasoned pro, we got you covered from head to toe! You don't need to pack a thing, we even provide free airport pick-up, a free loaner vehicle for the week and that includes gas! Just call Griff (800) 284-3474 and lets start rocking.

Join us this season and let your Alaska adventure begin!

Lodging, Meals, and Accommodations

Tower Rock Lodge offers our guests a first class Alaskan experience with our four private log cabins. Three of the cabins sleep up to four. The fourth cabin can accommodate up to five. Each cabin has its own private bathroom with shower, sink and commode in a stylish design. When you're not outside adventuring in the 20 hours of daylight, all cabins and each bedroom in the main Lodge are provided with "blackout" blinds to block out the light for easier sleeping.

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Your Alaskan adventure begins in Anchorage. From there you will have the option to either take a regional flight straight to Kenai Airport (huge time and money savings) or drive a rental car from Anchorage to Tower Rock (approximately 3.5 hours, but dubbed one of "America's most scenic drives"). Complimentary airport transportation to and from the lodge is provided. If you need a vehicle during your stay (exploring the area, halibut trips, etc.) Tower Rock will hook you up with a fully insured SUV (fuel is on us!).

Gear Recommendations

Tower Rock provides all equipment and gear. From single and double handed spey rods to Orvis chest waders and rain gear. You need not bring a thing, we will have you covered from head to toe!

Sample Itinerary:

Day Time Event
Day 1 11:00 am Check in at Tower Rock Lodge after regional flight (or drive) from Anchorage
  12:00 pm Orientation & lunch in dining hall
  1:00 pm After 12:00 pm fishing charter on the Kenai / Great beginning
  7:30 pm Hors d'oeuvres & Thai Special entree
Day 2 4:45 am Breakfast at the lodge
  5:30 am Guide meets you at the lodge for a Kasilof River salmon charter
  1:00 pm Return to lodge for lunch and fish weigh-in / photo session
  2:30 pm Bank fishing at the lodge
  7:30 pm Hors d'oeuvres & Filet Mignon entree
Day 3 5:30 am Breakfast at the lodge

7:00 am

Drive to Homer & meet Halibut boat / captain - Have lunch on boat
  5:00 pm Weigh-in fish at Homer dock / more photos with halibut
  7:30 pm Hors d'oeuvres & Fish in Parchment entree
Day 4 5:15 am Breakfast at the lodge
  5:45 am Meet your guide at our dock for Kenai salmon charter
  12:00 pm To the Lodge for lunch and fish weigh-in - Yet another photo session
  7:30 pm Hors d'oeuvres & Grilled Wild Game entree
Day 5 5:45 am Breakfast at the lodge

6:30 am

Meet float plane for Salmon / bear viewing excursion
  12:00 pm Lunch / photos with the bears
  7:30 pm Hors d'oeuvres & Firepit BBQ entree
Day 6 5:15 am Breakfast at the lodge
  5:45 am Trophy Rainbow fly-fishing on Middle Kenai River
  12:00 pm European style lunch on the River, more photos of huge rainbows
  7:30 pm Hors d'oeuvres & Awards Banquet
Day 7 5:15 am Breakfast at the lodge
  5:45 am Meet at Tower Rock Lodge dock for Kenai salmon charter
  12:00 pm Lunch / photos (possible interview with press about new world record)
  1:00 pm Pick up beautifully packaged frozen fish fillets from processors

Species by Season

  • King salmon: May, June and July (season closes July 31st).
  • Sockeye salmon: Mid June to Mid August.
  • Silver salmon: Mid-July through October.
  • Pink salmon: Mid July through September (largest runs occur on even numbered years).
  • Arctic char/dolly varden: Late June through October.
  • Rainbow trout: June 11th through October.
  • Steelhead: down river fish (kelts) in May and fall run begins during September.
  • Northern Pike: All season. No limit.
  • Grayling: All season.
  • Halibut: All season.
  • Saltwater "feeder kings" in Homer: All season.

Information on Kenai Peninsula run timing.


Putting green, horseshoes, corn-hole, and sauna are all located on the Tower Rock property. Non-fishing activities such as glacier tours, hiking and flight seeing can also be made available.

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