Driftwood Wilderness Lodge
1 site · Lodging13 acres · Larsen Bay, AKLearn more about this land:Create your own adventure in the wonders of the wilderness. Fishing, hunting, wildlife viewing, nature photography, and hiking are just the beginning. Contact Nick to create a week of activities customized for you and your group. Make sure to take time to enjoy the silence, where the only noise is the occasional bush plane.If you appreciate recycling and upcycling, you’ll love the hand-made touches at Driftwood Wilderness Lodge. The lodge was built by hand by Nick and DWL volunteers – and all the dimensional lumber used for the buildings was salvaged from the sea and milled onsite.Driftwood Wilderness Lodge is located on a secluded lagoon with views of Uyak Bay, which is 60 miles southwest of the city of Kodiak. The nearby village of Larsen Bay is home to about 100 people and according to Travel Alaska is next to some of the best fishing grounds in the Kodiak Archipeligo. During the summer, when the local cannery is open, the population of Larsen Bay swells to 300, and a local mercantile store is open. The store supplies locals and visitors with food, gear, and most importantly – a rare Alaskan treat for those who are off the grid, ice cream!Larsen Bay is surrounded by Kodiak National Wildlife Refuge, a 2,812-square-mile preserve that covers most of Kodiak Island. The refuge offers rugged mountains and alpine meadows, wetlands, and spruce forests. Wildlife viewing is excellent there, and it is home to the giant Kodiak brown bear and more than 200 different species and 600 breeding pairs of bald eagles. Marine life includes seals, sea lions, porpoises, sea otters, whales and puffins. There are no roads, and no maintained trails, so the best way to view wildlife is by chartered boat or plane.Fishing is the main interest of most visitors to Larsen Bay. The area features protected bays and inlets near the village or the open ocean for salmon, halibut, lingcod and rockfish. DWL is a boat ride away from stream fishing for salmon, steelhead and Dolly Varden. Guests enjoy trips to the Karluk River, which is world famous for its sockeye salmon and king salmon runs.Your stay includes 3 meals per day, transport from Larsen Bay Airport to the Wilderness Lodge, and bear and whale watching from the lodge deck. I recommend booking your flight with Vertigo Air Taxi or Island Air Service. Please let me know if you have any questions, happy to help you organize your trip out to the Driftwood Wilderness Lodge.