The Lakes

Four Locations

Minto Flats

2021 update:  Minto Flats is currently flooded as of May 2021.  The entire 2020 season for our Minto Flats location was also a bust due to flooding.  We will book trips, but cannot guarantee availability due to conditions beyond our control.  Consider Deadman Lake as an alternative location for Pike. 

 

Over 10,000 acres of Northern Pike heaven.

Navigate the sloughs and lakes in search of 40+ inch Northern Pike.

The action is fierce, the teeth sharp, and the fishing holes endless.

If it's Pike you desire, Minto is where you need to be.

Please note: the shelters at Minto Flats are minimal plywood shelters.  The high action fishing makes up for the crude amenities.  If comfort is more important to you than fishing, consider our lake destinations for a more comfortable cabin experience.

NOTICE TO LOCAL FISHERMEN ACCESSING MINTO FLATS VIA BOAT:  (posted May 8, 2021)

 

The large 12 bunk shelter is CLOSED due to erosion, flooding, and unknown foundation integrity, do not enter.  The two person shelter is CLOSED due to erosion, flooding, and unknown foundation integrity, do not enter.  The only shelter left is the four bunk shelter and condition is unknown until we can inspect it late May 2021.  Until then we advise you DO NOT USE the shelters, but if you must...Use at your own risk.  Look here for updates and always check with us first before using the shelters so that you are not using them when we are.  Thank you!

 

Minto Gallery

Geskakmina Lake

Geskakmina Lake is surrounded by old growth Spruce, Alders, and Birch trees with the cabin nestled between them. The lake sits closest to Mt McKinley and offers the most in remoteness. Two options are in this wilderness getaway: 

 

The Rainbow Trout and land-locked Silver Salmon are always hungry.

Our newly-acquired 12-person, 2 story DIY fishing lodge (pictures coming soon) is also available for large families and parties.  It's a great outdoor location for a special gathering or a corporate retreat.  

Our four bunk cabin (pictured above) sleeps four guests comfortably, can sleep six guests with cots added.

Dune Lake

The cabin at Dune Lake sits on the military crest which offers a beautiful view of the lake and surrounding terrain. On clear days, the mighty Mt. McKinley defines the landscape when relaxing on the front porch. Rainbow trout and grayling are prolific and the action non-stop. Landlocked Silver Salmon inhabit the lake as well. 

 

This destination is a family favorite.  The sloping beach is great fun for small children.

Our four bunk cabin sleeps four guests comfortably, can sleep six guests with cots added.

Deadman Lake

Deadman Lake is located in the hills above Minto Flats. Rolling hills and tall trees surround the lake. Pike can easily be caught on spinners, spoons, and flies. Deadman Lake is my personal favorite for a couple's getaway.

Amenities at Deadman are better compared to the "plywood shelters" at Minto Flats.  Consider this location's amenities a significant upgrade from the shelters at Minto Flats.

Our larger cabin sleeps four guests comfortably, can sleep six guests with cots added. 

 

Our smaller cabin sleeps two to give a couple privacy if part of a larger group.  

Must Know Facts

  • Click on the "Policies and Procedures" tab before reading this!  You will need that info to book a trip

  • Overnight trips: Lake destinations $495 per person  Minto Flats $395 per person.

  • Day Trips:  Customized, price varies.  Day trips to one location are the same price as an overnight 

  • Day trips include boats with motors, Overnights include cabin, boats, and motors

  • With lake destinations, you have exclusive use of cabin and boats with motors. 

  • Minimum 2 guests to book a trip to Minto Flats.

  • To promote everyone's health starting 2021 season, we are not combining parties .  All fishing trips are PRIVATE.

  • Face masks or coverings that cover the mouth and nose are required in the aircraft. Face shields are not allowed on the aircraft.  

  • Minimum 3 guests to book a trip to the lakes, Lake trips offer cabin and boat exclusivity as we do not book other parties during your stay

  • Lodging after the first night is an additional $50 per person per night.

  • Fishing guides are limited, price varies for a guide, however most guests have a great experience on their own.

  • If time is limited we offer full or half day trips.

  • Bring your own waders, sleeping bags, fishing rods, tackle, we are here to help with questions.

  • You are responsible for food and beverages.

  • Summer temperatures in the interior can range from 40 to 90 degrees F. Please pack accordingly.

  • A sleeping bag, packed in a watertight bag, (clean trash bag) is HIGHLY recommended.

  • There is a 40 pound gear limit per passenger. Pack small, light, soft sided bags. Not all coolers fit in the plane.

  • Fishing licenses and guide gratuities are not included.

  • Soft sided cooler bags and 28 quart coolers accepted.  Any cooler bigger than 16"x16"12" will not fly.

  • Guests must be able to climb a ladder without assistance.  ALL our trips are NOT handicap accessible.

  • There may be an additional charge for persons 250 pounds or more (For your safety guests and bags are weighed prior to boarding).

  • Combination and custom trips are available throughout the State. Dream up the lat. / long. and give us a call.

Each Cabin is Equipped with...

  • Bunk beds with mattresses

  • Propane cook top

  • Propane lantern

  • Wood stove

  • Water purifier* for emergency only

  • 12" sauté pan

  • Cook pot

  • Cutting board

  • Coffee pot

  • Spatula

  • Fillet knife (best to bring your own)

  • Dish soap

  • Scrubber

  • Bottled water (please use for drinking water only)

    *Not available at Minto

Bring...

  • Hip waders or high water boots (suggested for one member of the party to launch boat)

  • 28qt or smaller cooler

  • Toilet Paper

  • Sleeping Bags

  • Sunscreen

  • Sunglasses

  • Break down rods and your own tackle

  • Bags for fish

  • Garbage bags

  • Baby wipes

  • Mosquito repellent/coils

  • Mess kit or paper plates and plastic utensils