Alaska Fishing Lodges

Fodor's Travel:
"Gwin's roadside establishment is the epicenter of much of the activity on the peninsula and a one-stop shop for visitors and locals alike, providing food, lodging, and fishing tackle ... The travel agency can book fishing, hiking, rafting, and other adventure travel anywhere on the peninsula. The lodge is the fishing headquarters of prospective anglers during the annual salmon runs on the nearby Russian and Kenai rivers."
Barefoot Guides: 
"The Kenai Peninsula is Alaska's Playground"
Best Trip Choices:
"The peninsula serves as the Alaska sampler because it has the wildlife; the dramatic glaciers, mountains and wilderness; multipurpose rivers; a fjord-lined coast — plus churches, mining towns and other attractions associated with Alaska’s settlement story."
"Rich in gold mining, early settlers and Alaska Native history, Cooper Landing has long been a destination for serious anglers wanting easy access to the Russian and Kenai rivers and Skilak and Kenai lakes for trophy salmon, trout and a host of other species."

Gwin's Lodge is one of Alaska's oldest and best-known fishing lodges.

Gwin's Lodge has provided comfortable lodging and delicious home cooking to many generations of fishers, outdoors people, tourists, and locals since it first opened its doors in 1952. The rustic log roadhouse, now remodeled with new kitchen equipment, hardwood flooring, and fixtures, make a visit to Gwin's Lodge an unforgetable original Alaska experience. Many regard a stop at Gwin's Lodge a must-do when visiting the Kenai Peninsula.

Gwin's Lodge is situated in the Chugach National Forest by the Kenai River at the foot of the Cooper Mountains. Gwin's Lodge is the closest establishment to the confluence of the Kenai River and the Russian River, the best salmon fishery in the world. Staying at Gwin's makes fishing close at hand, and makes many other outdoor activities like hiking, horseback riding, rafting,wild animal viewing easily accessible.

A trip to the Kenai Peninsula is not complete without a cruise to see the glaciers and wildlife in the Kenai Fjords National Park. These cruises are out of Seward, about an hour's drive from Gwin's Lodge. The scenery will be breathtaking.

A visit to Alaska is not complete without a trip through the Kenai Peninsula, Alaska's Playground. A trip through the Kenai Peninsula is not satisfactory without a stop or stay at Gwin's Lodge. Make Gwin's Lodge your recreation headquarters!

Gwin's Lodge

P.O. BOX 769




ALASKA  99572-0769


mo. 907-398-3987

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About Gwin's Lodge

Established by pioneers Pat and Helen Gwin, Gwin's Lodge first opened in January 1952, before Alaska was even a state.


They began harvesting logs from the surrounding Chugach National Forest in 1946. Gwin's Lodge is the oldest surviving roadside lodge on the Kenai Peninsula. 


Gwin's Lodge has been an iconic and historic landmark, well-known for delicious home cooking and comfortable lodging. 


Gwin's Lodge is under new ownership and management. The entire property has been renovated and remodeled.


Whether it's fishing, wildlife viewing, sightseeing, scenic or whitewater rafting, kayaking, horseback riding, or hiking...  make Gwin's Lodge your Kenai Peninsula recreation headquarters! 


The amazing turquoise blue waters of the Kenai River and the crystal clear waters of the Russian River are home to Sockeye Salmon, Silver Salmon, King Salmon, Dolly Varden, and Rainbow Trout.


This combined with the breathtaking forest, rivers, lakes, mountains, beaches, and abundant wildlife make the Kenai Peninsula a sportsman's paradise and perfect vacation getaway.