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The Goodnews River

Southwest Alaska
Intimate Rivers or Goodnews Deluxe Programs Available

2022 Rates:
Intimate Rivers $5695.00 Seven or Eight Days
Goodnews Deluxe $6295.00 Seven or Eight Days

Your Goodnews River float trip starts from Goodnews Lake on the North Fork which is located some 385 miles southwest of Anchorage, AK, and accessed from the hub city of Bethel, Alaska.

If ever there was a place where the piscatorial stars align in Alaska it would be on the Goodnews River, in Western Alaska.

Alaska Rainbow Adventures bookends our Goodnews River float trip program with trips to the Kanektok River each year with the first trip starting on Independence day and the fall session starting out on September 10th where an eight or ten day trip is available.

* New for 2022 are larger rafts allowing us to offer our new "Goodnews River Deluxe" Style Trips

  • Goodnews River Trip Schedule
  • July 22 to 29
  • July 31 to August 6
  • August 9 to 15
  • August 17 to 23
  • August 25 to 31
  • September 2 to 8
  • 8 Guests / 4 Guides / 4 Boats Max
  • * Intimate Rivers Or Our New Goodnews Deluxe Style Trips Available
  • * See our program information pages for additional details

Your Goodnews River float fishing trip offers exceptional scenery, high wilderness values and did we mention the fishing?

By the time mid July gets here there are already a healthy number of Rainbow Trout, Arctic Grayling, King, Sockeye, Chum, Pink Salmon and the occasional Northern Pike available as the month wears on, the Goodnews sees an influx of Arctic Char/Dolly Varden (affectionately referred to as "Charlies!") and Coho (Silver) Salmon in epic numbers begin their return to the Goodnews.

In the gin clear waters of the Goodnews it is common to see a literal biomass of fish that span the channel from bank to bank, and nose to tail as they move upriver from Bristol Bay and the Bering Sea.

Each day becomes a euphoric progression of hearty meals, amazing fishing, wildlife viewing, solitude, and the camaraderie of driftwood fires and the reliving of the days events. It is a veritable Never Never Land for the Fly Fishing Peter Pan in all of us, and all you need are your Happy Thoughts and a confirmed reservation

Getting There ... Your Goodnews river float trip starts and ends in the Kuskokwim river village of Bethel, Alaska.

We will provide you and members of your group with detailed information on how to get there, when, where to stay and how you and your group will be transported to Goodnews lake for the start of your trip with us on the Goodnews river. Expect this info upon booking with Alaska Rainbow Adventures and receipt of deposits.

Upon booking, we will provide additional trip information that covers places to stay, flight information, and any new information that might not have been available when this was written.