Step back in time and experience the most incredible backcountry in the Alaskan Range. Dating back to 1898, Wood River Lodge has a rich history and features over 30 structures. Buildings include the main lodge, multiple cabins, game room, sauna, lounge, movie theater, and more. Nestled between Mount Anderson and the Wood River, the lodge is approximately 28 air miles east of Denali National Park and accessible by a 33-mile trail or bush plane.

In the early 1900s, during the construction of the Alaskan railroad, the property expanded and was used as a base camp for hunters providing meat for railroad workers. Over the years, building supplies and materials were brought in by horseback and dogsled, setting the stage for the property to become a hunting expedition outpost.

In 1965 world-renowned Alaskan big game hunting guide Lynn Castle bought the lodge, and it became a sporting destination for hunters worldwide. When he passed, the lodge was abandoned and sat for almost 15 years, virtually untouched.

The current owners bought the property in 2018 and started bringing it back to life. They have spent the past four years replacing roofs, updating electrical and wiring, plumbing some of the structures, and more.

The area is the perfect location for getting outdoors. There are so many things to do uninhibited by crowds. With multiple income opportunities available and proximity to Denali National Park and Preserve, it’s easy for visitors to fly in and stay for a few nights. Make this lodge your next business venture, or enjoy it as a vacation home with family and friends.

Seller financing available to qualified buyers.


  • 20± acres
  • 30+ structures including main lodge, cabins, movie theater, sauna, and more
  • Updated electrical and wiring, plumbing, and roofs on multiple buildings
  • Rich history that dates back to 1898
  • Big game hunting for moose, caribou, Dall sheep, and grizzly bears
  • Surrounded by 2-million± acres of State Land
  • Approximately 28 air miles from Denali National Park and Preserve
  • Designated trail access from 100+ years ago
  • Gravel airstrip 2,400-feet by 80-feet
  • Private well, an excellent water source
  • Satellite internet
  • Co-listed with Yvan Corbin | Real Property, LLC | 907-301-0875 |
  • Learn more about this property, its investment potential and information about the area in the Property Brochure.

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