The Cliff Hickson family has owned and operated Alaska’s Anvik River Lodge since 1996. We’ve spent almost 35 years in Western Alaska and truly appreciate the untouched beauty & wonder of the vast wilderness found here.
CLIFF has fished & hunted in Alaska since the mid 1970’s & is an accomplished fly fisherman as well as spin fisherman. As with all of our guides, Cliff can also sniff out the best fishing spots day after day and is more than happy to give pointers to novice anglers. He’s a gentle soul that is extremely capable of dealing with any hurdles that come his way while running such a remote business. After living in bush Alaska for well over three decades, he’s got some unbelievable stories to share.
CHERYL doesn’t get out on the river as much as she’d like to because she’s busy at the lodge making sure every creature comfort is attended to. Her love of cooking is apparent in every meal she serves. She and the house staff provide down home cooking with a touch of the gourmet thrown in. Having catered banquets of up to 400 people in the past, Cheryl prefers the cozy atmosphere she’s created at the Anvik River Lodge. Her favorite time of the day is when she can sit down at dinner with the guests and listen to their stories and share her tales of life in the bush.
ALYSON is mom’s right hand at the lodge. Her daily baked cookies are getting more famous all of the time. She’s also an accomplished fisherman and is as much at home in the woods of Alaska as she is in the malls of the city. Alyson is a cheerful young woman & is truly a pleasure to be around.
BLAIR is not only a great fisherman, but has taken a keen interest in big game hunting. Blair enjoys telling stories about growing up in the bush and exploring the wonders that Mother Nature has to offer each day. He has a profound respect for nature and is a hard worker and a great guide.
Cliff, Cheryl, Alyson and Blair all invite you to come experience an adventure in true wilderness & true comfort at Alaska’s Anvik River Lodge.
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"We have rarely experienced the hospitality, kindness and first class service that the Anvik River Lodge provides. We know you work very hard to deliver the 'dream vacation' to your guests. You certainly succeed!! Thanks for the 'extra mile' in all aspects. The absolute best fishing experience and the greatest people ever. You guys are simply AMAZING!"
- Dr. Constance K., Illinois