Travel logistics between our OUTPOST camp and King Salmon are much simpler compared to our SAFARI camp. Because of the helicopter transport to/from camp and camp’s closer proximity to King Salmon, you are far less likely to experience weather-related delays (compared to the SAFARI camp or many other Alaska fly-in lodges). Under most conditions, you can expect predictable travel between camp and King Salmon on Saturdays. Hopefully you’re not the first, but no guest has ever missed their connecting flight back to Anchorage!
To King Salmon
We highly recommend that guests travel all the way to King Salmon, AK and overnight the day before your departure to camp.
Most major commercial airlines fly to Anchorage from the lower 48. Currently for the 2021 season, only Alaska Air offers 1 daily commercial flight between Anchorage and King Salmon. Departure time is 3:50 p.m. If you can’t make this connection you may have to arrive Anchorage one day early and overnight.
Katmai Air may be offering flights between Anchorage and King Salmon. And supposedly Ravn Air will start offering flights again to King Salmon, but until they reestablish themselves after bankruptcy, we’d recommend using Alaska Air.
Once in King Salmon, contact our charter company, Egli Air Haul at (907) 246-3554 to let them know you have arrived in King Salmon, or you may press #20 at the airport call terminal. If you are overnighting in King Salmon, call your lodging provider for shuttle service from the airport.
The next morning, Egli Air Haul will shuttle your party to their hanger then transport you from King Salmon to the camp via helicopter. The flight is a ½ hour.
Departing King Salmon
Egli Air Haul will return for you on the final day of your trip with us.
For your return flight to Anchorage that day, currently for the 2021 season, there’s only one daily commercial option – a 5:50 p.m. departure on Alaska Air. More flight options may be added at a later date.
Soft-side luggage is mandatory (two medium duffel bags is better than one large bag). Do not over pack and do not bring large hard-sided roller bags, as the helicopter has very limited cargo space. There is a strictly enforced 60 pound per person weight restriction (including rods/reels, day packs and duffel bags). Yes, you can get everything within 60 pounds. And you can safely leave extraneous items in the Egli Air Haul hanger.
We prefer that guests avoid bringing large “bazooka-type” rod carries; 3 and 4 piece fly rods and 2 piece spinning rods travel best on the helicopter.