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What to Pack for Your Trip to Alaska

What to Pack for Your Trip to Alaska

Here are a few tips to keep in mind while planning what you should bring with you on your stay on the Kenai Peninsula. . .

Vacation in Late Spring and Fall


It’s always a good idea to bring clothes for warmer and cooler weather, no matter what season you’re planning to go on your Alaskan vacation.

Especially in more unpredictable seasons of spring and fall, you won’t regret packing a few extra pieces of clothing! A great investment for spring or fall trip to Alaska is a good pair of zip-off pants, which you can wear while hiking. They offer an easy way to remove or add on an extra layer of clothing, depending on your needs!

Clothes that you can easily layer are essential, as, even in the warmer months, the nights generally are fairly cool. A couple extra warm blankets are a great idea for the chilly nights by the fire pit area at your Kenai vacation rental cabin.

And don’t forget to bring a swimsuit! You’ll have the option to float the Kenai River or drive to a beach during your stay in a Soldotna cabin rentals, if weather permits.


Spring marks the start of the fishing season! It’s the best time to fish for Rainbow Trout and you’ll want to pack accordingly.

Trout fishing requires a light rod and reel and, since Rainbow Trout will eat a wide variety of lures, it’s a good idea to bring an assortment of plugs, spinners, and jigs in the 1- to 3-inch size range.

Since you’ll most likely be wading in the water to find the spot where the fish are biting, you’ll want to invest in a good pair of waders or rubber boots for the best fishing experience, along with a fishing vest, hat, and good-quality sunglasses so you can see the trout even when the sun is glaring off the water!

indoor activities

Hopefully, your Alaskan stay will be filled with nice weather. However, if there is a rainy day during your Kenai vacation, you’ll want to have a good book, board game, and travel journal to write in.

At Alaska Moose & Spruce Cabins and Lodging, we provide a variety of board games for our vacationers to use, as well as a working TV and a Kenai vacation cabin guest journal.



Summer months in the Kenai Peninsula are generally very warm, but it’s always a good idea to pack a sweatshirt, warm pajamas, and a raincoat in addition to your summer clothing and swimsuit, in case of summer rain storms and cooler nights.


Summer is the best time to catch most types of salmon in the Kenai River. If you plan to go fishing, make sure you bring specialized salmon fishing rods and reels and a variety of lures, flies, and floats in addition to your fishing vest and boots. The best rod length for salmon fishing is about 7 feet and the best reels for salmon fishing are spinning or bait-casting reels.

You’ll also want to make sure that you have a heavy-weight line, as the prized King Salmon can weight up to 50 pounds or more!


Alaska is famed for its many outdoor activities – and it lives up to its reputation! At Alaska Moose & Spruce Cabins and Lodging, we can help you find a great guide for any outdoor activity, including bear watching and hiking!

Make sure you bring lightweight hiking boots, sunscreen, bug spray, and hiking poles so you’re comfortable while you enjoy the Alaskan wilderness!

Whenever you plan your stay in our Soldotna cabins, don’t forget to bring a camera to capture all the amazing memories you’ll make!

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