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Brooks Lodge overlooks Brooks River in the heart of Katmai National Park and was originally built as a fishing lodge in 1950. The lodge consists of 16 modern rooms and cabins, each with private facilities. These rooms are simple, clean and comfortable and accommodate two to four people in bunk beds, with a sink, shower, lavatory and heater. The lodge has a dining area, which serves simple food in buffet style for breakfast, lunch and dinner, but meals are not included in the cost and must be paid for locally.

The main lodge affords wonderful views overlooking Naknek Lake and inside has a huge round fireplace where guests congregate at the end of the day and exchange the day's stories. Up to 50 bears live in the region of the lodge, making this one of the best grizzly bear viewing places in the world. Whilst accommodation here is far from luxurious, the experience of your stay here — the bear viewing, the scenery and the many activities — combine to make a stay here truly unforgettable.


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Tour ideas in Katmai National Park

Our itineraries are there to spark ideas for how you could include a stay at Brooks Lodge as part of your trip. Treat them simply as suggestions, because every aspect of the trip we create for you will be yours to define.

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    Experiences while staying here

    The following activities are designed to give you the most authentic experiences of the area where you’re staying. We work with local guides, who use their knowledge and often a resident’s eye to show you the main sights and more out-of-the-way attractions. Our specialists can also suggest outdoor pursuits and activities, such as cooking classes, that will introduce you to the traditions of the area’s inhabitants.

    • Bear & Wildlife Viewing Flight Safari
      Bear & Wildlife Viewing Flight Safari, Homer

      Bear & Wildlife Viewing Flight Safari

      Bear & Wildlife Viewing Flight Safari

      Begin with a scenic one and a half hour small plane flight over active volcanoes and glaciers to the east coast of Katmai National Park (this tour does NOT go to Brooks Falls).

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    Katmai National Park and nearby places