Packing List - Alaska's Boardwalk Lodge

Packing List

Our temperate climate typically ranges between 45° to 75° F. If you’re here more than three days, you'll likely experience some rain, so come prepared. The weather in Southeast Alaska never gets the best of us though — with our ability to fish both salt and freshwater, Boardwalk has rarely experienced a day where anglers couldn't fish.

What to Bring

Bring comfortable clothes for layering to adjust to variable conditions. Backpack and dry bags are ideal for day trips to store gear and extra clothes. Duffle bags are preferred over hard cases, since they're easier to transport. While dining is gourmet, casual clothing is appropriate for dinner.


You may have some favorite gear that you can't do without; but, remember, Boardwalk Lodge will completely outfit you. We provide Grundens raincoats, rain pants and rain boots, as well as freshwater and saltwater fishing gear and bait. This includes Orvis waders, wading boots, one- and two-handed fly rods, spin-casting rods, and reels. Your guide will have all the equipment for a successful day on the water.

Suggested Clothing Items

Laundry service is free of charge at the Lodge, so there's no need to overpack.

  • Light-to-medium waterproof/water-resistant jacket
  • At least one sweatshirt, sweater or vest (wool or fleece)
  • Mix of long- and short-sleeved shirts for variety and layering
  • Jeans or casual pants
  • Thermal or fleece bottoms (especially cooler months, as well as walk/wade fishing)
  • Wool or thermal socks
  • Fishing hat (or beanie during cooler months)
  • Fishing gloves (optional)
  • Comfortable tennis shoes or boat shoes for around the lodge
  • Hiking shoes with sturdy soles for adventure activities
  • Bathing suit (required for hot tub)

Personal Items and Accessories

  • Sunglasses (polarized for spotting fish)
  • Phone/camera, charger/batteries and memory sticks
  • Backpack or dry bag
  • Heavy-duty Zip-lock bags to keep gear dry
  • Sunscreen
  • Insect repellent
  • Binoculars
  • Tobacco products
  • Personal medications
  • Toiletries

(Our Gift Shop carries a number of essentials and sundries for purchase.)

Notes About Bringing Personal Gear

  • Felt bottom boots for freshwater anglers are banned in Alaska.
  • Additional weight may limit the amount of fish that you're able to fly out.