The Alaska Sportsman’s Lodge is nestled on the bank of the Kvichak (kwee-Jack) River four miles downstream from Lake Iliamna, and 250 miles southwest of Anchorage. The Kvichak is the only connection between Bristol Bay and Lake Iliamna. Thus, each year millions of salmon that are returning to the Iliamna drainage to spawn must swim right past the lodge. The largest salmon run in the world is out the front door of your cabin. With all of the salmon in this watershed, the native Rainbow Trout and Arctic Grayling grow to unbelievable size.
Lake Iliamna is Alaska’s largest lake. It is 90 miles long, 30 miles wide, and up to 1,000 feet deep. The lake has 34 snow fed tributaries that provide for excellent spawning grounds for the salmon. Lake Iliamna and the Kvichak River also have a population of fresh water seals. The lake is drained to the Southwest by the Kvichak River, which connects the lake to Bristol Bay. Any Salmon that return to the Lake Iliamna/Lake Clark drainage must use the Kvichak to get there.