Alaska West is located in remote bush Alaska; you can purchase certain items in the village store, but the selection and availability is very limited. Tobacco products, toiletries, extra batteries and fishing gear should all be purchased in advance of your trip. Use Anchorage as your last supply stop. We recommend water-repellant luggage with soft sides and always have your rain gear near or at the top for easy access.
Please note that felt soled wading boots are no longer legal in Alaska. Studs are not necessary on our rivers and we have rubber soled wading boots available for your use if you like!
Weather in Alaska is very unpredictable. No matter when you visit, be prepared for highs in the 70s and lows in the 40s. July is typically the warmest month, with cooler temperatures in June and August. Always be prepared for rain and wind and your camp clothing should simply be casual and comfortable. Because we are exposed to the elements even around camp, warmth and dryness should be considered in all clothing choices, we recommend layering your clothing for warmth and versatility.