The LodgeLower Dean River Lodge operates two steelhead flyfishing lodges on the twenty miles of river above the Dean River canyon; each utilizes a different section of the fishery.
Our Main Camp, in operation since 1962; accommodates nine guests and is situated approximately eight miles from salt water. It comprises a dozen buildings including six clean two-person guest cabins with en suite bathrooms replete with heated tile floors, a central lodge for dining and relaxation, a shower house for overflow, an extensive shop, a walk in cooler, and a generator facility which provides 110 volt power throughout the camp.
Outside among giant cedars, ferns and stunning landscaping, guests can enjoy a number of sitting areas for drinks, appetizers or a day in camp. From this location, by hand made wooden jet boats specially designed for the Dean, we fly fish roughly fourteen miles of the river above the Dean River canyon situated two miles from the river mouth. It's some of the Dean's most majestic water with views of high coastal mountains, waterfalls and glaciers.
Our Upper Camp, in operation since 1972, accommodates three anglers and is roughly seventeen miles from the ocean. It has four buildings and includes hot shower and electricity on demand. From our Upper Camp we fly fish the upper five miles of the Dean that remain navigable by boat.
Both camps are fully staffed with a guest to help ratio of 3:2. Meals are prepared with pride using fresh meats, fish, poultry and produce flown in weekly. Lunches are served on the river. Breakfast and supper are served in the lodge dining room.