My son and I were fortunate to be able to attend the Kelp Bay Base Camp in August of 2012. Nothing but the finest of memories were taken from that Summer.
BWL has the Greatest crew, takes the utmost care in your safety and comfort, and provides you with the most unforgettable experiences.
The natural Spruce Shelter that canopies the camp is unbelievable. The fishing, gear and company is really 2nd to none. The FOOD, well Dutch has a skill that he developed over years and years to prepare some of the freshest seafood, sides and appetizers that would envy anyone on the planet. He is fantastic with the Fly Rod and is extremely organized at the camp. Dutch really makes you feel like your living.
The excursions were mind blowing. Monday through Saturday we were geared up and in the boat by 800am. The river systems are an intense experience. Bears, swift water and large Dolly's every second of the day - every day. Charlie, our guide, has superb patience and is skilled in the ways of Kelp Bay. That guy can do anything and ensures that every guest is involved every step of the way.
This place, these people and everything that comes along with it, are one of the greatest treasures for outdoor recreation that can be had in Alaska. It was for me and my son. That is really saying a lot since I was born and raised in Southeast Alaska and lived there 35 years.
Thank you Mike, Sally, Dutch and Charlie. To many more adventures. I would rather spend my nights on the point with a glass of red and cedar sparks than anywhere in the world.
Best Fishes - Dean
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- We are an all inclusive Wilderness lodge nested 20 air miles remote of Sitka Alaska accessible only by boat or float plane. Uniquely situated in a rugged realm of cascading waterfalls, sparkling alpine lakes, snow capped peaks and lush ancient forest. Come explore, adventure or fish our countless protected bays, inlets, and streams teeming with both fresh and saltwater fish and wildlife. Here you will find superior accommodations of our comfortable & spacious guest cabins and Main Lodge. Elegantly furnished pine-paneled cabins feature hot showers, baseboard heaters, private bathroom, and 24 hour electricity from our own hydropower plant. From the peaceful comfort of your cabin you will enjoy panoramic views of the bay and its marine life in the shadow of majestic mountains. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Baranof Wilderness Lodge Sitka, Alaska