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What to Bring on Your Trip


Our guides will furnish all camps, food and daily guide service. The hunter will furnish his own rifle, ammunition, sleeping bag, and all items of personal nature. The following list will prove helpful as a guide in selecting your outfit:

  • Rifle
  • Ammunition (2 boxes per rifle)
  • Cleaning kit (optional)
  • Binoculars
  • Sleeping bag
  • Down jacket or warm coat
  • Cap or hat
  • Knee length rain parka
  • Ankle-fit hip boots
  • 1 Pair waterproof leather climbing boots with cleated soles (Vibram Type)
  • – Please, NO hunter orange or other “safety color” articles of clothing!
  • – Most ammunition and clothing can be purchased in Anchorage.

Our guarantee to each individual hunter is to do everything possible to make your hunt successful, comfortable, and enjoyable.


  • – Baggage is limited to 125 pounds per person. Duffel bags and packs without frames work best.
  • – Small boxes, soft sided bags and coolers are easier to load onto the plane than one large, bulky item such as an ice chest.
  • – Use plastic bags to protect gear as needed.
  • – We recommend that half your food be freeze dried. This will help you stay within the floatplane weight limitations.
  • – Please bring soft gun cases. Hard cases may be stored at the lodge while you are out in the field.
  • – Pack flammables and unloaded firearms separately from other gear.
  • – Please note: as a safety precaution, these items must be declared and are subject to inspection.
  • – Meat should be hung in game bags.
  • – Coordinate with companions to avoid duplication of items.
  • – Carry sleeping bags separately.
  • – Help us keep Alaska beautiful! Please bag unburnable refuse for transport back to Anchorage.


Our lodge and guides will supply all fishing equipment, bait & tackle, boats, kayaks, floats, etc. Here is a recommended list of things guests should bring on their fishing trips to Stephan Lake Lodge:

  • Breathable waders
  • Wading boots or felt bottom sandals
  • Neoprene wading socks (optional)
  • Long sleeve “Quick Dry” type shirts
  • “Quick Dry” type pants
  • Long underwear, NO COTTON
  • Fleece pants
  • Fleece jacket or vest
  • Shorts & personal clothing for after fishing
  • Lightweight rain jacket, Gore-Tex if possible
  • Smart wool or similar socks
  • Pair of warm gloves
  • Sunscreen, insect repellent, & Cortisone anti-itch cream
  • Bandana or similar garment for blocking sun on neck and face (optional)
  • Brimmed hat
  • Personal fishing vest or pack (optional)
  • Camelback water carrier or Nalgene water bottle
  • Polarized sunglasses with retaining strap
  • Digital watch with alarm
  • Electricity voltage converter (international travelers)
  • Headlamp or small flashlight
  • Binoculars
  • Camera