King Salmon Airport Runway

Commercial and private pilots alike agree that the King Salmon airport (AKN) is easily accessible. With control tower, all weather precision instrument approach, full category 1 capabilities (CAT I), lack of terrain and 9,000 foot runway, pilots say that AKN is the most reliable airport around.  In fact, if a pilot cannot land elsewhere due to weather or other factors, they will use AKN as "primary alternate" for the region of Southwest Alaska.

The King Salmon airport can accommodate jet driven aircraft of any size. Free, secure aircraft parking, FOB services and shuttle transportation from

wing-side to river-side, makes travel to this destination convenient for

corporate or conference attendees.   

TripAdvisor review

“Beautiful setting, fantastic accommodations, unbelievable fishing!!!” [5 of 5 stars] Reviewed November 20, 2013

I stayed at King Salmon Lodge for a business conference in Fall 2013 and was impressed with the accommodations. In rural Alaska, "lodge" can mean many different things. This is truly a first class lodge with nice rooms, common areas, private VIP lounge, beautiful dining room and well kept landscaped grounds that show off the beauty of the lodge's high bank position on the Naknek River. Matt and Saundra Norman are winsome hosts with a long background in showing guests the best of Bristol Bay. You'll leave feeling like you've become fast friends. While I didn't fish on this trip, I have fished on the Naknek on past trips and it's unlike any fishing you've ever experienced. Monster rainbows, big reds, huge kings and feisty silvers are all there for the taking. I would wholeheartedly recommend a stay at the King Salmon Lodge.  It's a great place for the fishing enthusiast, for family getaways to "Bush Alaska," for bear viewers, and especially a great location for professional conferences.  Room Tip: As a presenter at the conference, I was given a large room on the river side with a small wet bar.


Located In the Bristol Bay region of Southwest Alaska, the King Salmon Lodge is your destination venue for conferences, corporate meetings, training seminars, retreats, private groups and special events.

The lodge comfortably accommodates between 26 and 45 guests depending on sleeping arrangements.  There are 19 rooms in the main lodge and seven free-standing cabins.  With couples utilizing the queen beds, maximum occupancy is 45.  Otherwise, if queen beds are used as singles, maximum occupancy is 39.  Please note the list at right for bed configurations to assist in planning sleeping arrangements for your group.


Meeting space accommodates 60 attendees and we offer a variety of in-house services including high speed DSL and Wi-Fi, projectors, automated video screens, conference phone system, audio system, wired and wireless microphones and lectern.  An upstairs VIP lounge for private and social gatherings is available for up to 25 guests with high-end hosted service.  The VIP lounge also includes a projector and automated video screen.  Food and beverage, specialty wines, beer and cocktails may be arranged especially for your event.  In addition, the owner’s suite with wine bar is available for your conference VIP.  

Heather C. reviewed King Salmon Lodge on TripAdvisor:  

                "Thank you for being the best hosts for the

                  Alaska Superintendent conference 2015"

Bed Configurations

Main Floor

Room 1-   1 Queen

Room 2-   1 Queen

Room 3-   1 Queen (A.D.A. accessible)

Jr Suite-   1 Queen

Room 5-   1 Queen

Room 6-   2 Twins

Room 7-   2 Twins

Room 8-   2 Twins

Room 9-   1 Queen

Room 10- 3 Twins

Room 11- 4 Twins

Grayling-   1 Twin
Salmon-    1 Twin

Suite-       1 Queen (Wine bar)


Room 12- 2 Twins

Room 13- 1 Queen

Room 14- 1 Queen, 2 Twins

Room 15- 2 Twins

Room 16- 1 Queen

VIP Lounge

Outside Cabins 

Seven cabins- 1 Twin each