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Kenai Riverside Lodges & Fishing

Kenai Riverside has 3 unique lodging options, all with private Kenai River fishing access, and all located near the town of Soldotna, the heart of the Kenai Peninsula. Soldotna is the preferred home-base for most multi-day Kenai Peninsula fishing and wildlife vacations due to it’s access to the world-famous Kenai River, and it’s easy access to everything the Kenai Peninsula has to offer. 

Each of the lodging options has its own unique personality, charm, and amenities. We can handle guests and groups of all sizes and often host groups as large as 30.

Kenai Riverside 2023 Customer Highlight Video

Kenai Riverside Lodging & Fishing Packages

Kenai Riverside Glamping Canvas Cabin

Kenai Riverside Resort

  • Our Most Popular Lodging!
  • Private Kenai River Fishing Access
  • All Meals, Food & Drink, Gift Baskets
  • All waders/boots & fishing equipment
  • Fish Processing & Shipping Services
Hand Crafted Log Cabins On The Banks Of The Kenai River

Kenai Riverside Cabins

  • Gorgeous Room With Full Kitchens
  • Private Kenai River Fishing Access
  • Gift Baskets
  • All waders/boots & fishing equipment
  • Fish Processing & Shipping Services
Apartment Suites On The Banks Of The Kenai River

Kenai Riverside Suites

  • 2 Bedroom, 1 Bath in Soldotna
  • Private Kenai River Fishing Access
  • Gift Baskets
  • All waders/boots & fishing equipment
  • Fish Processing & Shipping Services

A La Carte Fishing & Adventures

Just Need Fishing & Adventure Without The Lodging? No Problem!

You’re absolutely welcome to book our guides, trips, and adventures without being a lodge guest. We’d love to have you. Nearly all fishing and adventures are available for instant booking online!

Kenai River Guided Salmon Fishing

Kenai River Guided Salmon Fishing

King, Sockeye, And Silver Salmon Fishing On The Mighty Kenai River

Kasilof River Guided Fishing

Kasilof River Guided Salmon Fishing

King, Sockeye, And Silver Salmon Drift Boat Fishing On The Kasilof River

Homer Halibut Fishing Charters

Halibut Fishing Charters

6 Unique Halibut Fishing Charters For All Ages and Experience Levels

Flyout Bear Viewing & Fishing

Flyout Bear Viewing
And Fishing

Fish With The Bears! Silver & Sockeye Fishing Along With Bear Viewing

Kenai River Guided Salmon Fishing

White-water Rafting

Heart Pumping White-water Rafting
On Six Mile Creek

Kasilof River Guided Fishing

Glacier Jet Ski Tours

Pilot Your Own High-speed
Jet Ski To A Remote Glacier

Homer Halibut Fishing Charters

Glacier Hiking
& Kayaking

Water Taxi, Hiking, and Glacier
Kayaking at Grewingk Glacier

Flyout Bear Viewing & Fishing

Water Taxi, Kachemak Bay Tours & Hiking

Fish With The Bears! Silver & Sockeye Fishing & Bear Viewing

Welcome To Kenai Riverside

Welcome to The Kenai Riverside! If you’re looking for perfect the Kenai River Fishing And Lodging experience in Alaska, you’ve come to the right place. Three great Kenai River lodging options and 6 great adventure packages. All with private river access on the banks of the Kenai River, and suitable for every budget. And, welcome to Alaska’s Playground and the Kenai Peninsula! Also known as our home! 

Soldotna and the Kenai River is the top destination for fishing and adventure anywhere in Alaska. With the Kenai River flowing through the center of town, great restaurants, and services like Sportsman’s Warehouse, Fred Meyers, Safeway, and more.  Soldotna’s central peninsula location makes it ideal for day trips to Homer, Seward, The Kasilof River, the Russian River, and other great hiking and fishing in the area. 

Staying in Soldotna gives you private access to the world-famous Kenai River, while making day trips to Homer, Seward, and Cooper Landing a breeze. It’s the perfect location to target king salmon, sockeye salmon, silver salmon, and rainbow trout on the Kenai River while being only a short drive away from The Russian River, The Kasilof River, The Anchor River, and more.

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Kenai River Fishing Packages & Adventures

Nearly all of our guests customize one of our Kenai River fishing and lodging adventure packages. Check out the options from our 6 packages below that range anywhere from 3-7 days and let us customize the package for your group. Packages are prioritized with our most recommended trips at the top. Each of these packages can easily be customized based on your interests and number of days. Even with a week to explore it’s hard to experience everything Alaska’s Playground has to offer.

3 - 7 Day Experience
Experience The Breadth Of Alaska

Our Essentials Adventure Packages are designed to provide you a wide range of different experiences that we offer on the Kenai Peninsula. 

This package provides a balance between fishing and non-fishing adventures for the whole family. We recommend a minimum of 3 days, ideally suggest 5 days, but there’s plenty of activities to do for 7 days or more. We’re more than happy to customize any of our packages.
  • Kenai River Fishing
  • Halibut Fishing
  • Bear Viewing and Fly-In Fishing
  • Glacier Climbing
  • Kenai National Fjords and Wildlife Tours
  • Kasilof River Fishing
  • World-Class Hiking
  • Jet Ski Glacier Tours
  • White Water Rafting

3 - 7 Day Experience
For the Fishing Enthusiast!

Our Ultimate Fishing Adventure Packages are designed for the diehard angler that wants to focus on fishing, fishing, and more fishing! 

This package focuses on diverse fishing opportunities available around the Kenai Peninsula. We recommend a minimum of 3 days and ideally 5 or more days. We’re more than happy to customize any of our packages.


With 82 miles of Kenai River, 3 very distinct sections, and 16 miles of the Kasilof River fishing these rivers multiple times can be a different experience every time and worth multiple trips.

  • Kenai River Salmon Fishing
  • Kenai River Trout Fishing
  • Kasilof River Salmon and Trout 
  • Multispecies Saltwater Fishing: Halibut, Rockfish, Salmon & Lingcod
  • Remote Fly-In Fishing
Our Wildlife &  Scenery Packages are curated for those wanting to focus on breathtaking scenery, wildlife, glaciers, and more. Furthermore, these trips are designed to showcase the magnificence  of Alaska.
Marine wildlife tours, glacier tours, hiking adventures, white-water rafting and more will give you an amazing sense of Alaska’s beauty.

Adding a day of fishing, or other substitutions, is no problem! These are just some of our most popular excursions

  • Bear Viewing Flyouts & Optional Fishing
  • Upper Kenai River Wildlife & Scenery Float
  • Kenai Fjords National Park & Wildlife Tour
  • Exit Glacier Hiking
  • Kasilof River Wildlife & Scenery Float
  • Kachemak Bay & Homer Tour
  • White Water Rafting

Reservations & Booking Inquiry

Interested in our lodges and fishing packages?

Nearly everyone of our trips is customized for each party. Most groups will start with one of our packages that is closest to their plans and we customize the trip for you. 

We are happy to do substitutions, trip modifications, or even create an entire customized agenda.

Please take a moment to fill out our simple contact form. We are usually able to get back to you the same day.  Or call us: 907-891-7416 or use our online live chat.

If you don’t know the exact dates and times, that’s okay, please just estimate. The more information you can provide the better prepared we can be to help plan your trip. 

You can also check up-to-date availability of our Kenai Riverside Lodges. If the calendar day is in green there is at least 1 unit open that can accommodate 4 anglers.

Beautiful, Scenic And Right On The River

The Kenai Peninsula and all our Kenai River Lodging are easily accessible with a beautiful drive around Turnagain arm. This scenic drive leads you through the Chugach National Forest and Kenai Wildlife Refuge. And, whether you’re planning a long stay or just a few days, we know you’ll feel at home and enjoy the hospitality we provide. Additionally, all our properties have private with a combined 1500 ft of riverbank access you’ll never feel crowded. We also have some of the friendliest and well-respected fishing guides around.  

We’ve spent countless hours fishing the waters of the Kenai Peninsula and adventuring in the surrounding areas. You can really never be bored here and we feel so fortunate to share it. Our 3 lodging options are all located on the Kenai River with private bank fishing access. The mighty Kenai River has one of the largest runs of king, sockeye, silver, and pink salmon in the world. And it’s all right outside your door. Most other adventures are a short drive. 

About Our Kenai River Fishing Lodging & Fishing

Our All-inclusive Kenai Riverside Resort, Kenai Riverside SuitesKenai Riverside Cabins, put you right in the middle of the action. And, our Alaska outdoor adventure packagesguided fishing trips, bear viewing, and wildlife trips are all right in our backyard. All lodging is located in the town of Soldotna, feature private Kenai River fishing access, and create the perfect home base to explore all 82 miles of the Kenai River and the entire Kenai Peninsula. Our location is also perfect for exploring The Kasilof, Anchor, and Ninilchik Rivers, hundreds of local lakes, and the towns of Kenai, Soldotna, Seward, Homer, Sterling, and Cooper Landing.

Our professional and friendly guides will teach you the techniques that we use to catch king salmon, sockeye salmon, silver salmon, pink salmon, trophy rainbow trout, dolly varden, halibut, rockfish, and lingcod. And, if the variety of fishing wasn’t enough, just add to it the opportunity to see moose (they are often right in our resort), bears, eagles, seals, otters, and more.

When Is The Best Time To Come?

Our Kenai River Lodges - Best Location On The Peninsula

The Kenai Peninsula and the Kenai River are the gateways to the most abundant fishing in the world. The Kenai Peninsula is home to the Chugach National Forest and The Kenai National Wildlife Refuge. In addition, it’s also home to The Kenai Fjords National Park, and the world-famous Kenai, Kasilof, and Russian Rivers. Alaska’s Kenai Peninsula is full of adventures from world-class fishing and river rafting to glacier climbing, kayaking, and wildlife viewing and photography. Furthermore, Alaska’s playground goes beyond just outdoor adventure. 

The Kenai Peninsula and our Kenai River Fishing Lodges are an easy drive south from Anchorage, with stunning views of Turnagain Arm and the Chugach Mountains. And, it’s home to Seward, Whittier, Soldotna, and Homer where you’ll find shopping opportunities, micro-breweries, and some fantastic restaurants. Together with this magnificent wilderness, you’ll also find festivals, races, fairs, farmer’s markets, and live music. Above all, you’ll find a welcoming atmosphere with people ready and willing to share their love of this magnificent state. Come stay with us and let us show you everything an Alaska fishing and lodging experience can be.

The salmon start migrating with the first arrivals showing up around mid-May. The Kenai and Kasilof rivers are legendary for their huge numbers of migrating chinook (King Salmon), sockeye (red salmon), coho (silver salmon), and pink (humpies) but there are dozens of other lakes and streams to add to the adventures. We certainly encourage all of our guests to check out one of the remote flyout fishing and bear viewing combination trips we offer. Seeing the magnificent glaciers, volcanoes, and nearly the entirety of the Kenai Peninsula from the air is nothing short of spectacular. From mid-May to October there is always something to catch and great adventures to be had.