You’ve probably had at least one person who has traveled to Alaska tell you the most vital aspect to consider is bringing several layers of clothing. While we won’t debate that suggestion—layers are essential—there is much more to consider when creating your travel packing list for spending time near Sitka, Alaska. Before we know it, spring will be knocking on our door, and Alaska’s Big Salmon Lodge will be ready for eager anglers and other adventurers seeking a taste of “The Last Frontier.” After you’ve made your reservation, we suggest you take a look below at the travel packing list while also making a few backup plans. Not only will you find peace of mind in being prepared, the chance of you forgetting a significant item will be much lower. Today we’d like to offer some informal guidance regarding what to bring and tips for maximizing your time at Big Salmon Lodge.

Smart Travel Tips

Before you leave, reach out to a close friend or relative to find out if they can look over your home while you’re traveling in Alaska. Knowing that you have a reliable individual keeping an eye on your dwelling will help you relax and keep you from worrying whether the garage door is ajar. We also recommend that you notify your financial institutions, letting them know which days you plan to be on vacation and where so that automatic security features don’t prevent you from making essential purchases. Finally, be sure to have hard copies of your travel packing list and other crucial documents like licenses and passports. 

Crucial Items for Your Travel Packing List

Layers are a vital part of traveling in Alaska, even during the hottest days of summer. The temperatures in our neck of the woods can fluctuate significantly from dawn to dusk. While mornings can be a little chilly, but you can easily break a sweat by mid-afternoon. Anyone who has been to Sitka or just about any Alaskan community will say that you’ll want much more than the clothing on your travel packing list. Here are a few items that will help maximize your adventure.

  • Wool base layers 
  • Eye mask—there is a midnight sun during part of the summer!
  • Waterproof hiking shoes or boots
  • Motion sickness medication
  • Binoculars
  • Camera
  • Fishing hat
  • A fleece or wool jacket for quiet wildlife viewing
  • A small backpack to use for daily outings 
  • Rain gear
  • Sunglasses
  • Insect repellent 
  • An assortment of shirts, pants, socks, and underwear

The Best Alaska Fishing Lodge near Sitka

Even the most experienced globetrotters will tell you the importance of a travel packing list, especially when traveling in Alaska. What you decide to add to your plan will come down to what you’d like to experience while visiting. Whether it’s a self-guided trip exploring the Sitka Sound for salmon or a guided trip in search of halibut, Alaska’s Big Salmon Lodge is here to show you the way. For more information or to make a reservation for the upcoming fishing season, please visit us online or call 907-290-7030.