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Some of the frequently asked Questions?
Here we'll try to answer some of your questions about us.

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  Table of Contents to the most frequent of your questions

1. What is provided...?
2. What is not provided...?
3. What do I bring...?
4. Where can I find you on a map...?
5. How do I get there...?
6. When is the best time...?
7. Do you have bears...?
8. How many people can I bring...?
9. What is the weather like...?
10. What are the arrival and departure days...?
11. What about licenses...?

12. What about birding...?
13. What types of fish do you have...?
14. What dates for which fish...?
15. How long have you been in the outdoor business...?
16. What about rods, lines & fly's...?
17. Do you have electricity...?
18. Is there a telephone...?
19. What dates are available...?
20. What are you rates and policies...?
21. Who do I contact...?

 


1.  What is provided...?   Glaciers at Alsek Basin Lake

                                                      
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2. What is not provided...? Jet boat ride to a favorite spot

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3. What do I bring...? Fish on at Steves Island

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4.  Where can I find...?

You can find us on a map of the State of Alaska.  Looking at the State as if it were a cooking pot, we are located close to where the handle meets the pot, hence the descriptive name, Southeast Alaska panhandle. Click here for an Alaska State map to see where we are.

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5. How do I...?

You can only get to us by aircraft.  Alaska Airlines arrives twice daily, arriving from the lower forty-eight (Seattle) around 12:00 PM and from Anchorage about 4:00 PM. You are then met by a representative of AIR JUNEAU or ALSEK Air Taxi's, we will notify them as to when you will arrive.  You then take a very scenic twenty minute flight by small plane to the lodge.  We have a link to Alaska Airlines web page on our Links page so that you can get the latest advance ticket price.

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6. When is the best time...?

That is really up to the type of activity you may be looking for.  You should contact us so you will know what your options are, and the time of season that it is available.

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7. Do you have Bears...?

Yes, we have quite a few brown bear.  We probably have one of the highest concentrations of brown bear in all of Southeast due to the easy access they have to the multitude of spawning salmon and bumper crops of wild berries.  We provide exclusive brown bear photo and viewing opportunities.  Our location to this resource gives the visitor something to remember for a lifetime.  See our Brown Bear page for more info.Sockeye on the tooth

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8. How many people can I bring...?

Many of our guests arrive in groups of twelve however, we make accommodations for any size group from 1 to 12, for Kings the group size is limited to six guests. If you put together a group of ten or more the eleventh guest is free.  If you wish to book the lodge for only your group, that can be arranged
.Freinds from New Mexico

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9. What is the weather like...?

We are located on the Gulf of Alaska, so the weather can vary a great deal, generally speaking May through mid August is our drier months with temperatures ranging from 50-70 degrees, while mid August through October tends to have more precipitation and temperatures ranging from 40-60 degrees.


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10. What are the arrival and departure days...?

Arrival and departure days are not set, they are dependent on a first come first served basis, and the fact that we have guests who stay longer than the standard 5 day 5 night rule.

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11. What about Licenses...?

We are an Alaska State Hunting and Sport Fishing License vendor. We also carry the State Waterfowl Stamps, but not the Federal Duck Stamps (available at all U.S. post offices).   The charges for these (Small Game Hunting and State Duck Stamps) are separate from the lodge and are paid by you upon your arrival so that you can start your adventure immediately.

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12. What about Birding...?

We are in fact located on the Pacific Flyway were it chokes down to a mere 15 miles wide, with the Gulf of Alaska on one side and the Brabazon Range on the other.  The amount of migrating bird life is an awesome sight in both the spring and fall.  The range of birds from the smallest (Rufous Hummingbird) to the largest (Trumpeter Swan) and everything in between is a spectacular sight.  Best times for this awe-inspiring show, spring (late March through May), fall (September through October). See our Bird Watching page for more info.  If you are a duck hunter decoys and blinds are provided. Flock of Canvasback

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13. What types of fish...?

We have all five of the Pacific Salmon species,Ray with early afternoon Silver

We also have three types of Trout,

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14. What dates for which fish...?

*These time lines can vary one to two weeks and are only estimates.

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15. How long have you been in the outdoor business...?Hardy after a trip up the Alsek

Our family has been catering to the outdoor enthusiast for nearly ONE HUNDRED YEARS and we plan on continuing the family tradition for another hundred years.  We have a vested interest in insuring you have a wonderful stay with us and we do care deeply about the area to reduce and or avoid human impact as much as possible.

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16. What about Rods, Lines & Fly's...?

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17.  Do you have electricity...?

Yes, we have two diesel generators, one main and one standby.   Power is available generally from 6:00 A.M. until 12:00 midnight, it provides 110 volts AC and will operate any small electrical appliance you bring with you, we recommend a surge protector if you plan on operating a laptop computer.

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18.  Is there a telephone...?

Yes, we have a VHF radio telephone, this is usually reserved for emergencies and lodge business.  The phone is not always reliable and is affected by weather and atmospheric conditions.  The phone number will be given out upon request.

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19. What dates are available...?

Dates do fill fast so if you would like a date you should contact me as soon as possible!

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20. What are your policies and rates...?Jeff with a fine King

Please see our rates page for more information

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21. Who do I contact...?

                                                 

Winter

Jeff Lowenstein
Johnny's East River Lodge
3250 Foster Ave.
Juneau, Alaska 99801
Phone # 907-463-1288

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Jeff@JohnnysEastRiverLodge.com

Summer

Jeff Lowenstein
Johnny's East River Lodge
P.O. Box 434
Yakutat, Alaska  99689

Jeff@JohnnysEastRiverLodge.com

 

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