The King Salmon River is perfect for a 5 or 6 day float and can be extended by floating down the Nushagak River for a couple of days. The river provides fantastic fishing. Float and fish the King Salmon River for Rainbow Trout, Dolly Varden, Arctic Grayling, and Salmon. The trip starts in a small lake at the headwaters of the King Salmon River; a tributary to the Nushagak River. The Nushagak is famous for its prolific salmon runs and terrific fishing. The King Salmon River is a major spawning tributary with large numbers of King, Chum, and Sockeye Salmon returning each year for the spawn.
The river is very small at its origin above timberline and gradually grows as you float down river through boreal forest. The King Salmon provides an intimate small water fishery focusing on Rainbow Trout, Dolly Varden, and Arctic Grayling. This water is wadable and offers incredible small stream sight fishing. At normal water levels, there are plenty of gravel bars for camping spots. The area is rich with big game including Moose, Brown Bear, and Caribou. This is a fantastic river for anglers and Alaska adventurers alike. We operate our air taxi services to the King Salmon River from Dillingham, Alaska.
Air charters – Dillingham to King Salmon River Headwaters / Confluence with the Nushagak River to Dillingham
*The air charter price quotes is for the aircraft, not a per person rate.
*The Beaver is the only option as the Cessna 206 cannot land on the smaller lake.