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Alaska Salmon Fishing Paradise


Only permit holders and the preserve owners are allowed to use the preserve facilities.  Any one interested in using the preserve prior to purchasing a lifetime permit can obtain a one time trial permit for $100. This is a self guided stay so bring your own raft or fish from our bank.  If you check out the videos on our site, you will see that fishing from our bank is very productive. Our preserve is truly a fishing paradise. We are hoping that after you experience our preserve, you will consider buying one of the five river front sites or the one cabin site we have left.  Don't worry, no one will bother you during your stay unless YOU are interested in a site.  The $100 fee includes a $50 key deposit which will be refunded when the permit holder returns the key upon the completion of stay.

 Please call Bob Frenck for full details: 707-263-0883

Alaska salmon fishing at it's best!  The 155-acre Gulkana River RV Preserve located at mile 132 Richardson Hwy., 3 miles north of Gakona junction is a fisherman’s paradise, and is in the hub of Alaska’s most popular vacation area.  You’ll enjoy fishing on our 750 feet of Gulkana River shoreline, as well as viewing the variety of  spectacular wildlife.  The Gulkana River system is the spawning grounds for the Copper River King and Sockeye Salmon. 



This is a picture of our magnificent private fishing preserve taken from the Richardson Highway. 


This close-up shows our private boat launch and a few of our RV sites.


North to Alaska with Larry Csonka visited our preserve during the 2009 King Salmon season.



James Beasley, the owner of Wicked Lures, came to our preserve in 2012 and fished our shoreline with his lures.  You can find a video showing him pulling in fish on YouTube.  You can buy Wick Lures on their web site at www.wickedlures.com






Local visitors.


Spacious clean campsites.  Fish from a private shoreline.  Enjoy easy access to the Gulkana River using our private boat launch.  Only rubber rafts are allowed on our boat launch. 



Just take a look at these beauties!!


The Gulkana River King salmon season runs from June 1st to July 19th, while the Klutina River (20 miles to the south) season is extended until July 31st

The prime part of the world famous Copper River Sockeye run on the Gulkana River starts roughly at the end of the King Salmon season and continues until the end of August.  Huge runs of these Copper River Sockeye pass by our preserve and hold up in several holes along our 750 ft. of shoreline.  You can catch them directly from our banks or enjoy a float trip.  Only the owners and lifetime permit holders will be allowed on the preserve.

Fishing for all other species is allowed through the summer. 

Aside from excellent fishing, the area abounds with wildlife and breathtaking scenery.  A variety of amenities including hotels, B&B’s, restaurants, gas stations and Laundromats are located nearby.

The Gulkana River was designated as wild and scenic in 1980 by the Alaska National Interest Lands Conservation Act.  The abundant wild life along the Gulkana includes bald eagles, moose, caribou, and bear. 

bulletOnly lifetime permit holders and owners are allowed in the preserve.
bulletSpacious sites just yards from the river are available for lifetime permits.
bulletThe only RV preserve on the Gulkana River within an 18 mile area from Gakona to Sourdough.
bulletPrivate boat launch in our preserve.  Only rubber rafts can be launched from our preserve.
bullet750 ft of private shoreline to fish and 155 acres to explore.
bulletOnsite security guards and locked gates provide  24-hour security.
bulletFiltered water and dumpsters available from June 1st until August 31st.
bulletDump station is available year round.
bulletJust a 2-4 hour scenic drive to Fairbanks, Valdez, Anchorage and other cities.
bulletLifetime permit holders are allowed to use the preserve 365 days a year.


Come stay with us and avoid the crowds while you fish for some of the world’s largest king salmon, as well as sockeye, trout, steelhead and grayling.


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Contact Information

Postal address
1800 So. Main St. # 3  Lakeport, Ca 95453
Electronic mail
General Information: bobfrenck@att.net
Webmaster: al_palmer@yahoo.com



Sockeye Salmon

Our RV Park

We are the owners of the Gulkana River RV Park located about 3 miles north of Gakona Junction at mile 132 on the Richardson Hwy.  preserve RV Park is private and only the owners, permit holders, and guests are allowed in the preserve.