A Place of Healing for America’s Heroes
Operation Heal Our Patriots’ retreat center, Samaritan Lodge Alaska, sits on five acres of pristine lakefront property on the protected shores of Hardenburg Bay, in the southwestern portion of Lake Clark National Park and Preserve. One of the deepest lakes in Alaska, Lake Clark spans 42 miles, surrounded by the glories of the Alaskan wild.
What to Expect
The wilderness retreat center has more than 25 buildings, including cabins, a fitness facility, and a full-service community dining hall and lunch café. Meals are prepared each day by our on-site chef.
Wide porches overlooking Lake Clark invite relaxation, while evening fires provide a welcoming venue for conversation and laughter. Each day, our staff chaplain leads devotions and marriage enrichment courses.
Couples stay in their own personal cabin, with amenities that include a queen-size bed, full bath with provided toiletries, hot and cold running water, heat, and daily housekeeping service. All cabins and main buildings are within short walking distance of each other, and interconnected boardwalks ensure that all lodge facilities are fully accessible.
Guests enjoy a wide range of activities such as fishing, kayaking, hiking, bear watching, and boating. Our specialized 34-foot boat is outfitted with a folding bow that transitions into a ramp to the shore, providing easy access. Specific activities are tailored for each group of visitors.
The wilderness retreat center is open from June through mid September. Guests will stay for one week, including travel time.
Travel to Port Alsworth
All travel to and from Samaritan Lodge Alaska is planned, provided, and paid for by Samaritan’s Purse.
Commercial flights will be booked for Sundays from the most convenient airport to Anchorage. Here guests will transfer to a private plane for travel on to Port Alsworth. Lodge staff greets guests at the airport, drives them the short distance to the wilderness retreat center, and drops them off at the front door of their personal cabin.