Often-times we hear people talking about fishing Alaska at certain times of the year. While that may be great for many peoples personal schedule, your trip to Alaska does not have to be limited to windows of time, which is why a year-round Alaska Fishing Lodge like Bettles Lodge is ideal for many fisherman.
Bettles Lodge has the appearance of an Alaskan Fishing Lodge from the past, which can be attributed to the lodge’s history. Bettles was built in 1948, but there is no need to worry about your stay. Even though the main lodge has that beautiful, rustic look of Alaska’s yesteryear, it has been fully updated along with the 18 units that are available. In fact if you stay in one of the second floor houses you will find a billiard table in the game room.
You will also find Bettles Lodge to be a full service Alaska Fishing Lodge, providing it’s guest with plenty of amenities like fish & game licenses, a tackle shop, USGS maps, and equipment rental. If stocking up on fuel is on your mind, you can also purchase aviation and Coleman fuel at Bettles. For comforts off the water there is a restaurant, tavern, gift shop and even a liquor store. In room comforts include a satellite TV, wireless Internet, and of course phone service.
The lodge is located in Bettles, Alaska, 180 miles as the crow flies from Fairbanks. The town is known for being the smallest incorporated city in Alaska. A funny thought when you consider there are around 30 residents in Bettles. This outpost also serves as a departure point for the Gates of the Artic National Park, Brooks Range in Northern Alaska, and Kanuti National Wildlife Refuge.
As you can imagine, by its location, there are many things to do as well as fish. Flight seeing, snowshoe and cross-country skiing in the winter, pan for gold on a homestead, and see the spectacular Northern lights during the months of August and September.
In all, there are many reasons why a stay at Bettles Lodge should be on your Alaska Fishing Lodge List. If you wish to schedule a trip, keep in mind that the area is accessible by boat during the summer and even snow machine weather, and it is also accessible by air. Be sure to bring your camera, as this will be a trip filled with great scenery and wildlife.