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    Going to be traveling from Anchorage to Fairbanks next September for a hunting trip with a family of 4 and
    am looking for a lodge along the way to stay. Hoping for some recommendations and such.
    Might have as much as 2 or 3 days to lolligag our way to Fairbanks before our scheduled hunt.

    Much thanx for any replys.

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    I would lolligag my way across the Denali highway! Beautiful scenery, good fishing plus several lodges.

    From west to east http://www.alpinecreeklodge.com/ http://www.maclarenlodge.com/ http://tangleriverinn.com/index.htm

    Moose season starts Sept 1st in this (and most) areas so lodges may pack up quickly.

    http://explorenorth.com/library/road...way_guide.html

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    Ill 2nd Alpine Creek. Great place and even better people.

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    I agree. If I was going to "lolligag" up the Parks Highway I'd head up to the Denali Highway, cross it to Paxson, then head up the Richardson to Fairbanks. Alpine Lodge lands you right about half way in the journey. 6 to 7 hours of fairly easy driving to the lodge.

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    Denali (mountain - highest point on the continent) is a landmark you must drive by to get there. There are two pull offs, North, and South. Do both. Watch out; neither has good notice that they're coming up soon.

    Denali has only been visible to me about 1/3 of the times I've been past it, so if you you have good visibility from either pull off, don't stop taking pictures.

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    III For Alpine Creek Lodge.
    Paul

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    Yeah if you are moose hunting don't moose hunt in unit 13 unless you have a draw permit! Unit 13 for non residents is draw only proposition for moose.

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    Another vote for Alpine Creek Lodge on the Denali. Claude, Jen and Little Bob are great people.

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    I absolutely agree about the Denali highway and especially the MacLaren River Lodge. I don't have enough good things to say about them.
    Born in Alaska: The boundary lines have fallen for me in pleasant places; surely I have a delightful inheritance. Psalm 16:6

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    Thanks for all the plugs! I've lived and worked in every corner of the State for my 44 years of life, and will never live in another place. No matter where you stay on the Denali Highway, you won't be dissapointed, even if it's a tent. The area sells itself. Correct on the moose, you have to draw the permit if you are a non-resident, and you must be a resident to hunt caribou. Grizzly is open year round (although hunting is slow in December and January...) but as a non-resident you need a guide, such as Jake Jefferson at Black River Hunting Camps. Black bear is an over the counter tag for non-residents, as is wolf. Of course, you have your small game in abundance. Ptarmigan, rabbits, grouse, etc. The fly and spin fishing for Arctic Grayling is excellent also.

    Good luck and at least stop by and have a free cup of coffee!

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    Our intentions are to rent a car and travel to Fairbanks. Then take a bus to Tok.

    Then hook up with Pioneer Outfitters. I think the Unit# is 12.

    We have been to Cordova and Kotz. but never this far inland and think now
    is the oppurtunity to take in some sightseeing.

    Thanx for reccomendations

    Sincerely

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