Moose Pass originated over a century ago as a layover point on the famed iditarod Trail and as a construction camp. The lodge saw its beginnings on the shores of Trail lake in the late 1940's and for more than 40 years was a Peninsula landmark known as the Jockey Club. Renamed in 1989, Trail Lake Lodge has 22 rooms, a lakeside burled wood pavillion, a float plane dock and full service bar and restaraunt. We are proud to have the reputation as "the place to visit" for all travelers and adventure seekers.
It's not white glove service, more like field gloves and warm mittens, but you're family at Trail Lake Lodge and it's our pleasure to make your stay exciting, comfortable and hassle free. We're proud to deliver the best services in the most incredible setting Mother nature has to offer and complement your adventure travel experience with complete attention to every detail for a truly memorable stay at Trail lake Lodge.
Dave "Steamer" Fulton: Owner/ General Lodge Manager
How does a guy from Kansas get to the Last Frontier? Combine a dream of owning an authentic sportsman’s lodge with a pure sense of adventure and the moxie to take on the great outdoors every step of the way, that’s how.
Steamer’s adventures began in the Marines, taking him across the globe for 28 years of service, training and adventure. An avid hunter and fisherman, the Kenai Peninsula is paradise for this hearty American who embraces challenge, relishes a hard-day’s work and generously shares his piece of wilderness with like-minded souls driven by that insatiable spirit of wanderlust.
Steamer is a rated pilot of fixed wing aircraft and helicopters, a sport parachutist, Tae Kwon Do black belt, expert marksman, survivalist and skier. He’s one hell of a story teller and a proud host for your stay at Trail Lake Lodge.
Doug Prater: Adventure Coordinator
A fisherman’s guide, Doug Prater lives and breathes the outdoors. If there is a secret passage to the best places to fish, the right gear for the day’s agenda, the most exquisite scenery, Doug has the treasure map and keys to the kingdom.
Born with a spirit of adventure, Doug has lived the life of outdoor adventure as a professional guide in many fields and in three decades on the planet, has hiked, fished, hunted and trekked tens of thousands of miles of Mother Nature’s most incredible landscapes.
Doug’s knowledge is that of a student of nature, one of real experience and the wisdom that comes from adventure, exploration and a never-ending quest for more.