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 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.
To King Salmon
We prefer that guests travel all the way to King Salmon, AK and overnight the Friday before your departure to camp. You may stay in Anchorage Friday night but must arrange your air travel for the next morning (Saturday) for an arrival in King Salmon NO LATER THAN 10:00 a.m.
Most major commercial airlines fly to Anchorage. Only PenAir and Alaska Air fly between Anchorage and King Salmon.
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 Friday night, call your lodging provider for shuttle service from the airport.
The next morning (Saturday), 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 the following Saturday. Your flight that departs from King Salmon on that Saturday should be arranged to leave NO EARLIER THAN 3:00 p.m.
Soft-side luggage is mandatory (two medium duffle 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 50 pound per person weight restriction (including rods/reels, lures and any hand-carried items). Yes, you can get everything within 50 pounds.
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.