The Mooring Lodge in Yakutat Alaska
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What to do in Yakutat!

One of the Best Small Beach Towns on the West Coast.
"Why it's so great: Alaska's got a ton of beaches (think about it, it's a HUGE state) but the ones in Yakutat offer the kind of thing you usually only find in Hawaii: big-wave surfing."

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Welcome to Yakutat Aalska

If you've never been to a N.W. Coast rainforest, you'll be amazed by its green, lush beauty. Yakutat is nestled among the Tongass National Forest, a rainforest in its own right. Explore the forest on many trails, hike fjords and iceberg-filled glacial lakes or trek along the miles of grey sandy beaches. You're going to love it.

Enjoy scenery, glacier tours, and world-class fishing in the many local rivers and in the ocean. Other activities include beachcombing, sea kayaking, wildlife watching, surfing, hiking, camping, bird watching, and more!


For a small community, Yakutat is long on things to do including:


Yakutat is the trailhead for 6 world class hiking trails.

Fish Train TrailHarlequin Lake trailRussell Fjord TrailSituk Lake TrailSituk River Trail


Fishing in Yakutat -

Fishing Seasons:

Spring (April): Steelhead
Spring (May to August): King Salmon
Early summer (June & early July): Sockeye
Summer (July & early August): Pinks
Fall (Late August - October): Coho
Fall (November): Steelhead
May - October: Trout fishing

Year-Round Fishing:

Ocean fishing for halibut, sea bass, rock and ling cod

Helpful hints for fishing in Yakutat:

  • You will want to rent a car if you are an avid fish-seeker and like to try as many holes in one day as is possible.

  • Charters need to be booked early, as well, so call us with the group size and charter type (salmon, halibut, sightseeing) and we will arrange it for you.

  • Fishermen, bring your own gear, bait, boots, etc.

  • We have a walk-in freezer and a heated, indoor fish cleaning station with restroom facilities.

Heated room for cleaning your fishing catch

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