Situated at the north end of a lake five miles long and a mile wide, Iniakuk Lake Wilderness Lodge is overlooked by 4,000 foot peaks which mark the onset of the southern Brooks Range and provide a stunning backdrop to our secluded location. The beautiful sand and gravel beaches along Iniakuk lake are perfect for an early morning stroll or shore lunch later in the day. We have a small fleet of canoes for exploring the local coves and inlets, or pick out a scenic ridge and spend the day hiking.
Iniakuk Lake Wilderness Lodge is ideal for hiking opportunities at every fitness level and we encourage our guests to discover the wilderness off the beaten path. A private guide is included with each booking, available any time during your stay to help you explore the area or roast the perfect marshmallow around a campfire.
We suggest you hike, fish, photograph and repeat, the views and reflections of Iniakuk Lake are fantastic and the air is fresh and clear. There are no jet skis or airboats to interrupt the many ducks and loons that live on the lake and our solar system is as quiet as the midnight sun that powers it 24 hours a day.
The main lodge sits back a few hundred feet from Iniakuk Lake and contains the dining hall, kitchen and 3 bedrooms on the second floor. Nearby is the bath house with modern showers and endless hot water. We also offer a private, 2-bedroom guest suite with attached bath. The suite’s upstairs lounge and fireplace provide a panoramic view of Iniakuk Lake and the Brooks Range, the perfect spot to contemplate the day’s activities.
Opportunities for viewing wildlife and bird watching are endless, depending on the time of your stay, and we are happy to provide local bird lists. While it is possible to spot large game around Iniakuk Lake, a flight-seeing trip offers the best opportunity to see both the land and the animals in a truly wild setting. Fishing for Lake Trout, Northern Pike, and Arctic Grayling is excellent in Iniakuk Lake which is 200 feet deep and ice bound for seven months of the year.