With sensational Brooks Falls bear viewing, two rivers and a lake’s worth of stellar sport fishing just steps from your door, the renowned Brooks Lodge provides the best of both worlds in a friendly, modern haven. Wake to the sun sparkling on stunning Naknek Lake and snuggle ’round the inviting main lodge fireplace trading tales at day’s end.
Its bear-friendly location, superb fishing, and stellar hospitality draws visitors from around the globe to Brooks Lodge. Set in the heart of Katmai National Park & Preserve, on the world famous Brooks River, our lodge is a modern rendition of the charming fish camp established here more than sixty years ago.
Take a short walk from the lodge to the legendary Brooks Falls and meet your fuzzy, four-legged neighbors! Fifty or so bears live along this stretch of river during peak salmon season and they aren’t shy about showing themselves off to our guests. Have no fear, the National Park Service instructs all visitors on bear safety upon arrival.
Independent-minded anglers will find fantastic fishing (both guided and non-guided) next to the lodge on the Brooks River (fly fishing only), as well as on the surrounding Brooks and Naknek Lakes. Optional fly outs can zip you to other hot spots with large varieties of southwest Alaska native fish.
Just twenty-two miles away is The Valley of Ten Thousand Smokes. The Valley, where the Novarupta Volcano blew more than a hundred years ago in one of the most violent eruptions in modern history, is a sight to behold! Each year, sightseers the world-over flock to view the moonscape vistas created by the event via our natural history bus tour (which departs daily) or by float plane on our hour-long flightseeing tours.
Whether you’re interested in bears, fishing, hiking, or capturing that perfect photo, Brooks Lodge is your ideal vacation spot in the heart of the magnificent Katmai wilderness.
The centerpiece of our beautiful main lodge, which overlooks the aquamarine beauty of Naknek Lake, is the large circular fireplace that serves as a gathering spot for renewing friendships, relaxing conversations, and wilderness reminiscences.
Hearty Alaska fare is served three times a day “buffet-style” in the dining room and guests may purchase cocktails from the lodge bar every afternoon and evening.
Also on site is the “Katmai Trading Post,” where a variety of personal items, snacks and soft drinks, souvenirs, and fishing tackle are available for purchase. Canoes, kayaks, camping equipment, fishing rods and reels, and chest waders are also available for rent at The Trading Post as well.
Guest accommodations at Brooks Lodge are comprised of sixteen modern guest rooms with updated facilities, heat, and electricity.
Rooms can accommodate up to four guests, and all have the same interior layout with two sets of bunk beds (four beds per cabin). Each of our guest rooms also include a private toilet, a sink, and shower as well.
Brooks Lodge overlooks the world famous Brooks River in the heart of Katmai National Park. Known primarily for its superb fishing for rainbow trout, Arctic grayling, and sockeye salmon, the Brooks River (which is fly fishing only) makes for a fantastic home fishery for those interested in fishing either on their own, or with the company of an experienced guide, during their stay at Brooks.
In addition to the species targeted most often on the Brooks River, other opportunities to fish for rainbow trout, arctic char, lake trout, and pike also exist via boat in nearby creeks and the neighboring Brooks and Naknek Lakes.
For those interested in taking advantage of the wide variety of fish species and experiences available throughout Southwest Alaska, we also offer guided fly out sport fishing options as well.
Whether you are a beginner or a seasoned angler, our knowledgeable guides are on hand to aid you in a quality fishing experience. From half-day guided orientations to familiarize yourself with the Brooks River to full-day guided fly out adventures around Bristol Bay, we offer personalized fishing excursions for a wide range of interests and experience levels.
Planning your own trip to Brooks Lodge? Take a look at the à la carte rates for our visitor services below.
Katmailand, Inc. is authorized within Katmai National Park and Preserve to provide lodging, food, merchandise, and the tour services listed above.
Although lodging is included in several of our popular trip packages, we do offer room-only rates for those looking to customize their adventure.
|Groups of Three (3 guests per room)||$276.00|
|Groups of Four (4 guests per room)||$218.00|
*Prices are per person per night and include $10 per person per night bed tax
Hearty Alaska fare is served buffet style each day for breakfast, lunch, and dinner in the lodge dining area. Cocktails are also available for purchase at the lodge bar each afternoon and evening. Meals can be purchased either ahead of time or on-site during your stay at Brooks.
|Breakfast||Adult: $17.00||Child: $12.00*|
|Lunch||Adult: $24.00||Child: $15.00*|
|Dinner||Adult: $40.00||Child: $23.00*|
*Child Prices based on ages 2-11 years of age
Canoes, kayaks, fishing rods and reels, and chest waders are available for rent at our “Katmai Trading Post” on-site at Brooks Lodge, along with a wide range of other items for purchase to make your stay more enjoyable.
|Rod and Reel (Fly or Spin)||$15.00 per person per day|
|Waders||$30.00 per person per day|
|Canoe/Single Kayak||$15.00 per hour||$50.00 per day|
|Kayaks||$20.00 per hour||$65.00 per day|
For those interested in fishing the Brooks River, nearby lakes and streams, or flying out to other hot spots in the area, take a look at our guided sport fishing rates below.
|Hourly||Single Angler||$80.00 per person|
|Hourly||Two or More Anglers||$55.00 per person|
|Half Day||Single Angler||$185.00 per person|
|Half Day||Two or More Anglers||$145.00 per person|
|Full Day||Single Angler||$275.00 per person|
|Full Day||Two or More Anglers||$210.00 per person|
|Half Day||$185.00 per person*|
|Full Day||$275.00 per person*|
*Minimum 2 persons, maximum 4 persons
|Full Day||$475.00 per person*|
*Minimum 2 persons
A day-long bus tour to the Valley of Ten Thousand Smokes, the site of one of the most violent volcanic eruptions in modern history.
|Full Tour with Sack Lunch||$96.00|
|Full Tour without Sack Lunch||$88.00|
Hour long flight seeing tours offered daily at Brooks Lodge (weather permitting) through our own Katmai Air float plane fleet.
|One Hour Tour||$225.00 per person*|
*2 person minimum
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Brooks Lodge is located within Katmai National Park, a remote area of Alaska accessible primarily by air. The park is accessed almost exclusively via float plane service from King Salmon.
We work with our own Katmai Air to arrange all of the air transportation needed to reach Brooks Lodge from either Anchorage or King Salmon.
Guests traveling to Brooks through Katmai Air will fly from our office in Anchorage to the town of King Salmon aboard our pressurized Pilatus PC-12 aircraft (approx. 1 hour). Upon landing in King Salmon, a short van shuttle will take you to our Katmai Air office where you’ll fly a scenic float plane flight (approx. 20 minutes) to Brooks Lodge.
For those camping at the Brooks Camp campground, or those interested in planning a day excursion from Anchorage, Katmai Air also offers air transportation to Brooks from Anchorage and King Salmon on a daily basis throughout the summer season (see dates below).
Operating June 1st – September 18th, 2020
|Anchorage/Brooks Camp||$890.00 roundtrip per person (tax included)|
|King Salmon/Brooks Camp||$230.00 roundtrip per person (tax included)|
For inquiries about flight times, or for help planning your trip to Brooks, get a hold of us by clicking right here.
While we have some items for sale on-site at our Katmai Trading Post, we highly recommend our guests travel well prepared.
Be prepared for stormy weather and occasional sunshine. Summer daytime temperatures can range from 50 -70 degrees Fahrenheit, with an average low of 44 degrees. Strong winds and sudden gusts frequently sweep the area. Skies are clear about 20 percent of the time during the summer season and light rain can last for days. Thus, packing for a wide range of weather is recommended.
The atmosphere at the lodge is casual, so bring comfortable medium-weight sport clothes. Bear activity on the lower river may also delay crossing the Brooks River Bridge at times, so we highly recommend dressing in layers that can be added or removed as the weather dictates. Please be prepared to wait in windy and/or rainy conditions and allow yourself ample time to meet meal services and/or your departing flight.
The following items are a must when traveling to Brooks Lodge. A warm jacket or sweater, personal items, walking shoes or boots, sunglasses, raincoat, camera & memory cards, long sleeve shirts, mosquito repellent should be kept with a scarf or hat during your travel.
Optional items you might also consider are binoculars, a head net for bugs, and a day pack to keep items with you during the day.
We do not recommend bringing bear mace/pepper spray to Brooks Lodge. None of the commercial airline operators (Katmai Air, Alaska Airlines, PenAir, Ravn, etc.) out of Anchorage will allow it on flights.
If you find yourself traveling with bear mace/pepper spray outside of the Anchorage area, be sure to inform your pilot as it may not be packed inside the plane.
“5 stars is not enough to rate the amazing experience we had at Brooks. Truly blessed to have had the chance to visit. The staff was awesome, friendly and the food was so good. I really hope I get the chance to visit at least one more time.”