"A true gem for a fishing and wildlife experience of a lifetime

An unforgettable experience in the Alaskan wilderness.  World-class fishing guides, breathtaking bear viewing, and friendly and personable staff make up the experience at Royal Wolf Lodge.  You won't find a better experience if you're looking to catch breathtaking fish or see Alaska's magnificent bears.  Lodge owners Linda and Chris Branham have been in the business of providing unforgettable Alaska experiences for a lifetime, and have staffed Royal Wolf Lodge with talented cooks, dynamic guides and the best pilots in the state.  The amenities at the lodge are wonderful -- local Alaska fare is served in elegance at meals (and dietary restrictions are very much accommodated), clean and comfortable cabins provide luxury in one of the most remote areas of the state -- even a sauna for evening relaxation.  Each day is a new adventure -- flying out to untouched rivers that offer the kind of experience fishermen/women can only dream of.  Expert guides harness endless knowledge about the area and ability to put you on the fish every single time.  And oh, the bears!  You will be bragging about your trip to Royal Wolf Lodge for years, and counting the days until you can return."

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"Simply the best

Been a RWL regular for 10 years now.  Just the best of the best in every way.  Fishing, guides, owners, staff, pilots, location, food, accommodations, people, fishing, guides, fishing, and guides :)  Already looking forward to next year!"

- Steven G

"Incredible Experience X 7

This was our 7th trip to Royal Wolf Lodge.  Everything was first class as it always is with the owners Chris and Linda Branham.  The lodging and food was outstanding and the scenery magnificent.  With top rated pilots and guides the Rainbow Trout fishing is the best in Alaska!!"


"Best Alaska Experience Ever

This was my fifth trip to alaska but first at Royal Wolf.  Had great hosts, guides, food and lodging.  The fly out fishing was off the charts.  I will never stay anywhere else.  Cannot recommend this lodge highly enough.  Catered to the anglers night and day.  And don't forget the cookie jar!"

- rothmh

"Amazing In Every Way!

You cannot beat this Alaskan experience!  Spectacular scenery, amazing accommodations and the BEST fishing guides from all over the country are at Royal Wolf Lodge!  Repeat clients are always returning but they always love newcomers' faces when they see it too!  The best fly-out trophy trout lodge in Alaska!"


"If you like to fish for the biggest, hottest rainbow trout on the planet, look no further.

The best fishing, best planes and pilots, best guides (hands down !!), best food and best lodge.  This was my second time there and we're going back again for sure.  Thanks Royal Wolf Team."


"Perfect Wilderness Adventure

I am not even sure where to start... the breathtaking landscape, the beautiful main lodge, the clean and comfortable cabins, the wildlife, the fishing, the food... all these were awesome, but not as wonderful as Linda, Chris, Leanna and their staff.  Every member of the staff were friendly, professional, and their attention to detail were amazing.  When I needed a rest day from fishing, I enjoyed reading by the fire in the main lodge, relaxing in the sauna, then an incredible massage.  If I didn’t miss my kids, I could have stayed at RWL forever… Can't wait to take my kids."


"Incredible Royal Wolf Lodge

This is an exclusive fly-in, fly-out fishing lodge, hosted by Linda and Chris, two of the nicest folks you will meet.  Awesome guides, ranging from super experienced, to young and talented.  Food absolutely terrific, with a focus on quality, not quantity.  Every place they took us fishing (Morrain, Kulik, Home River, Little Ku, etc) was nothing short of remarkable, so many rainbows.  Yes, the focus of this lodge is on rainbow fishing, and almost every fish caught during the week was a rainbow.  Our cabin was the Eagle's Nest cabin, probably the nicest one, but they all looked pretty great.  We will definitely go back!"


"Royal Wolf is as good as it gets

I took my two grandsons (15 and 12) and son in law (their dad) for six days there.  We are all experienced fly fishermen.  Our entire experience from flights in and out and in the Lodge, and fishing was great.  The hosts were gracious; food excellent.  We all stayed in one cabin, which was most comfortable, better than similar lodges I have been to elsewhere.  But what we liked the most was the wonderful fishing.  The guides were tops, and I have fished with guides in Colorado, New Mexico, and Canada, and the Royal Wolf guides were as good as any I have used.  We had a good variety of fishing: rainbows, arctic grayling, salmon, although our main target most days was the huge rainbows. We flew in to various locations, which provided a great variety of experiences.  We all want to go back!"


"Fly Fishing at it's Best

This was our 45th year of catch & release Rainbow Trout fishing in Alaska, and our 15th year at ROYAL WOLF LODGE.  Of the several lodges we've stayed, ROYAL WOLF is, by far, the very best.  It has the best guides, the safest pilots, and fishes the best rivers; a combination that gives the most rewarding and enjoyable fishing experience"


"Great Experience

We spent an early season week, June 16-23.  Excellent in all areas.  Very knowledgable guides and wonderful hosts.  Food was great.  The fishing was unbelievable.  I would highly recommend the Royal Wolf Lodge"


"Trip of a Lifetime Again and Again

August of 2016 was my 11th trip to Royal Wolf Lodge and every one was the trip of a lifetime.  The food is always excellent even when they have to find a new chef, it seems Chris and Linda have a natural ability to hire great people for their staff.

I am a pilot and am always in awe of how well all of the pilots at the lodge fly, it has been a highlight all it's own just riding with them.  The guides are highly skilled and very patient.  Their desire for the guests to catch fish and have a great time is refreshing.  The rooms are always clean with attention to detail.

The fishing has been world class even when conditions were not always the best.  We moved from one stream to another on rare occasions when conditions dictated, once because there were too many salmon in a stream to fish for the trout and char.  The guides are sure to point out plants and animals I might have missed because the fishing was too attention consuming.  Having the bears so close while we were on the streams is an added bonus.  I have always respected the bears but the guides make sure we are safe and I've never felt threatened.  I have been lucky enough to see wolves on a couple of occasions and count myself lucky for the experience.

If you are planning on going to a special place I think Royal Wolf fits the bill and I will be returning for year number 12 with all the excitement every other year has generated."