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  • The Historic Gakona Lodge and Trading Post
    Mile 2 – Tok Cutoff, Gakona, AK 99586
    Mailing Address:
    P.O. Box 285, Gakona, Alaska 99586
    (907) 822-3482
    Fax: (907) 822-5579

About Us

The Historic Gakona Lodge and trading post is the oldest operating roadhouse in Alaska. We are a family owned and operated business located adjacent Wrangell-St Elias National Park in the heart of Alaska. We are at the confluence of the Gakona and Copper Rivers, near the Gulkana and Klutina Rivers.

Our Mission

Our mission is to provide a truly Alaskan experience to travelers by offering rustic yet comfortable accommodations, guided fishing, great food, and a tavern with cold beer (wine, or scotch for those with above average sophistication) in a historical Alaskan setting.


Summer Hours
Building FRIDAY-SATURDAY HOURS Sunday-Thursday Hours
Gakona Lodge All Day All Day
The Carriage House
5pm - 9pm
5:30pm - 9:00pm
Trapper’s Den
5pm - 3am
5:30pm - 12:00am
Gift Shop/Liquor Store
10am - 10pm
10:00am - 10:00pm
Our Family

Welcome to our historic lodge which is nestled in the Copper River Valley in the interior of south central Alaska adjacent to the massive and wondrous Wrangell-St. Elias National Park. Step in and have a look around.

We are one of the only original roadhouses that remains in the entire state of Alaska, and you won't find another place like it. The majestic beauty of the surrounding landscape is awesome. The fishing and outdoor activities are fantastic.

The food is delicious. The accommodations are rustic but comfortable, and the company is, well, above average (or at least we like to think so). We believe we have something to offer for just about everyone, unless you're that person that somehow wandered all the way up to Alaska by mistake and has absolutely no interest in the splendor of America's "Last Frontier." Nah...we'd still be able to entice you with a delicious meal and a tasty beverage to wet your whistle.

Whatever your pleasure, we welcome you to peruse our website at your leisure, or if you're in our neck of the woods, stop on in and say hello.