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

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Tower Rock Lodge

Orvis-Endorsed Fly-Fishing Lodge

Phone icon800-284-FISH Email iconmichaeltuhy@me.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!


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.

Species You Fish for 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.

For more information on Kenai Peninsula run timing please click here.

Sample of Typical Itinerary

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!). Below is a sample week long itinerary.

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

What Should Customers Bring?

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

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.

Video Link to Tower Rock tour: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FKvUu0JofbQ

Rated 4 out of 5 by from Over fished If you’re looking for an amazing experience, this is it. The lodge is amazing and the food is delicious. The guides are great and very entertaining. It does not deserve 5 stars because it’s not as remote as advertised and you will be fishing on top of other people not from tower rock. Overall 3.5 - 4 stars.
Date published: 2020-08-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from First time to visit Alaska I had a great time. That was the most fun I have had in decades. The guides,staff, lodging, & food were top notch. There were 7 of us,no complaints. We each brought back 50lbs of fresh,vacuum sealed halibut,king salmon,& sockeye salmon. Already planning for next year.
Date published: 2019-08-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Trip of a lifetime We started planning our trip to fulfill my fathers dream of fishing Alaska-and it turned into so much more thanks to Tower Rock Lodge. We chose the Ultimate Orvis package and it was the best decision ever. It is difficult to put into words how great the amenities are but most of all the staff were like family by the end of our stay. The guides are world class and can’t be beat anywhere else!!!!! Chef Adam and the others assistants made the most amazing food including decadent desserts and the best wine assortment. You ask what about the fishing.... it’s the best ever with scenery thrown in. We loved floating the middle Kenai for monster rainbows. The king fishing was great my husband caught his biggest fish ever. If you want to have your dreams come true stay here and fish with Joe, JP, and Brandt. A special thanks to Mike for looking out for my dad.We cannot wait to return!!!
Date published: 2018-06-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing time!! Every expectation exceeded! I just wanted to say thank you to the staff at Tower Rock Lodge! My husband and I visited in August 2017 and we had such an "Amazing time"! From Griff answering all my numerous pre-vacation questions to Thom answering all my, how did you make these potatoes? Everyone was top-notch! Not to mention the fishing... ah the fishing!! The guides were wonderful. They worked incredibly hard to make sure that the fishing and the trips were productive and outrageously fun! you can tell that every one of the guides enjoys what they are doing and knows how to fish!! Not once did I feel like a "yokel" who didn't know how to cast... even when the type of fishing was completely new to me! They were patient and did everything with a sense of humor. Knowing that this trip was a special occasion for my husband and I, the entire staff helped make my birthday (29 again) a memorable occasion! I couldn't have asked for a more wonderful birthday. Isaac and Mikey ROCK! I know I am gushing about everything but honestly I don't have one negative thing to say about the trip except it wasn't long enough! Truly an amazing experience and with the staff and the other guest we feel we have made lifetime friends!! Thank you so much everyone!!! I am not usually a "gusher" and I have pretty high standards, the Tower Rock Lodge exceeded every expectation that I had!!
Date published: 2017-09-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Over the top lodge and guides My husband and I have visited this lodge four or five times over the last several years. The owners, Mike and Mark are the best ever! The guides are great and everyone here is kind and helpful. You could not find a better Alaska experience. The fishing is unbelievable and the food is stellar!! I highly recommend a trip to Tower Rock lodge. You will be treated like royalty! I recommend at least a week to enjoy everything they have to offer. Constance Kayser.
Date published: 2017-08-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing Father - Daughter Trip Excellent accommodations, incredible fishing and meals were fantastic! All around 5 stars. I highly recommend the Crescent Lake fly out!!
Date published: 2017-06-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Busch fishing trip2016 Excellent excellent excellent! This was our first trip to Alaska. The Tower Rock Lodge knocked it out of the park! Anything you wanted or needed they provided I really cannot say enough great things about this lodge and the guides and owners! If you are coming to Alaska to fish THIS is the place I will return again. They not only provide an excellent Lodge but the atmosphere is the epitome of ALASKA fishing!
Date published: 2016-10-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Tower Rock - the best of the best One of the highlights of our amazing recent trip to Alaska, was a couple of nights at the Tower Rock Lodge in Soldotna, and a day long charter, fishing for Kings on the Kennai River. From the moment we arrived, we were made to feel right at home, and we were not disappointed with any part of the experience - from telling fish stories around the campfire with owner Mike, while two young moose looked on, to the amazing food prepared by Chef CK, to the expert drift boat fishing with guides JP and Isaac, to the first class accommodations. Our only regret was that we didn't have more time in our schedule to spend at Tower Rock. I would definitely recommend this lodge to anyone looking to book the fishing trip of a lifetime. We will be going back, it's just a question of when.... Thanks to Orvis for getting the word out on great operations like this. It made our choice much easier when planning the trip!
Date published: 2016-07-22
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