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Washington DC, District of Columbia
Reviewed 20 January 2017

Brooks Lodge is difficult to reach and the accommodations are rustic. Food is good considering the difficulty of getting any supplies into this area. Access is only by float plane, we can in from King Salmon and Anchorage. Don't go here for fancy rooms - the cabins are primitive by any standards - or gourmet cuisine - meals have pretty...

1Thank peter l
San Francisco, California
Reviewed 29 September 2016

If you are interested to see Grizzlies up front in their natural environment for the annual Salmon run, Katmai National Park's Brooks Lodge is the place to come to see and photograph the bears in action within 100 feet in front of you! It takes a long of long term planning as the salmon run is at peak during the...

5Thank karenpammy2016
Jensen Beach, Florida
Reviewed 28 September 2016

Living amongst the bears and all the wildlife was incredible! The employees at Brooks Lodge were so friendly and provided amazing service. The Park Rangers were wonderful! They made sure to keep their eyes on the bears and keep us all safe.

2Thank rossetro
san francisco, ca
Reviewed 18 September 2016

We were lucky to have our 3rd choice picked by Katmai National Park to stay at Brooks Lodge. The park rangers, seaplane pilots and staff of Brook Lodge were exceptional to treat us and everybody who came to stay at this wonderful place! This is a once in a lifetime experience to watch the spawning of the salmons and grizzly...

4Thank chillywillypenquin
Charlotte, North Carolina
Reviewed 18 September 2016

I was familiar with what to expect at Brooks Lodge before I arrived so the accommodations were not a surprise to me. To get to Brooks Lodge, you must fly from King Salmon to Katmai $635 cost on Pen Air. Then, you take a float plane to Brooks Lodge, This fee is $206 on Katmaiair. Brooks Lodge has 16 rooms/cabins...

9Thank jcamilleh
Kandy, Sri Lanka
Reviewed 17 September 2016 via mobile

Tough journey from Srilanka but still worth it.Isolated lodge in the park with strict discipline in maintainance.Facilities are not up to slandered . Worth to visit once in lifetime and best place to see bears catching fish in brook falls. Highly recommend to visit

1Thank dissanaw
Portsmouth, New Hampshire
Reviewed 16 September 2016

Our float plane experience to get to and from Brooks Camp from King Salmon was great. We flew on the Otter towards Brooks Camp, and a smaller (Beaver) plane back - both were smooth flights, beautiful scenery, and skilled pilots! The only opportunity for improvement was that the lodge office wasn't able to confirm our flight time until about 15...

3Thank stephsk8s
Los Angeles, California
Reviewed 7 September 2016

I wanted to share my experience while staying at Brooks Lodge with you. I definitely understand and see that customer care is NOT at all the priority. Some examples: 1) We were two women sharing a cabin for the night. The shower only contained ONE towel and ONE shampoo. When I discovered that I went to the office to get...

3Thank Slammybowl
New York City, New York
Reviewed 5 September 2016

We stayed there in late August so there was a lot of rain, usually in the mornings then it cleared up a little bit in the afternoons. We were told to not expect to see any bears at the fall during our stay, but we were so lucky to see five of them at the fall and also at the...

1Thank Annie S
Reviewed 4 September 2016 via mobile

The lodge is a large log constructed cabin and dining area. The staff was friendly and attentive. The large central round fireplace makes for a cozy afternoon meeting place. A buffet style meal is served for dinner The food was good and plentiful. The small bar has limited hours but provides a reasonable amount of choices of libations.

1Thank Kevin W

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In the Heart of the Magnificent Katmai Wilderness Brooks Lodge overlooks the world famous Brooks River in the heart of Katmai National Park. The lodge, originally conceived as a fishing camp, has been in operation since 1950. The facilities have seen continuous upgrading and have gained a world-wide reputation, attracting visitors from all continents. Bear viewing at Brooks Falls is only a short walk away. Guest accommodations consist of sixteen modern rooms all with modern private facilities. Rooms accommodate two to four persons. The beautiful main lodge building boasts a spectacular view of aquamarine Naknek Lake. Its large circular fireplace is popular for evening relaxing and reminiscing about the day's adventures. Hearty Alaska fare is served three times a day buffet style in the dining area of the lodge. Cocktails are available for purchase at the lodge bar each afternoon and evening. The world famous bear viewing at Brooks Falls is only a short walk from Katmailand's Brooks Lodge. As many as fifty bears live along the mile and a half long Brooks River during the salmon season. Many visitors see bears within minutes of arrival. All visitors are instructed by the National Park Service on how to conduct themselves in "Bear Country". Superb sportfishing is available adjacent to the lodge on the Brooks River and on the Brooks and Naknek Lakes. The Brooks River is fly fishing only. The Brooks Lodge fishing packages are for independent minded fly fishermen who want to experience the great sportfishing of the Katmai area without the expense of a fully guided sportfishing lodge. Including fly outs in your stay will provide the means to fish other hot spots and allow you to take advantage of the variety of species of fish available in southwest Alaska. At Brooks Lodge you are just 22 miles from the volcanic "Valley of 10,000 Smokes". The Valley is the sight of one of the most violent eruptions in modern history. Novarupta Volcano exploded in 1912 with blasts of hot winds and gas which spewed hot glowing pumice and ash, destroying all living things and burying more than 40 square miles of lush green valley under ash deposits to depths of 700 feet. Daily tours of "Valley of 10,000 Smokes" depart from Brooks Lodge daily. Comfortable accommodations in the heart of the magnificent Katmai wilderness make this a truly perfect vacation spot. ... more   less 

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Address: Naknek Lake, Katmai National Park and Preserve, AK
Region: United States > Alaska > Katmai National Park and Preserve
Price Range: €325 - €364 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 16
Also Known As:
Brooks Hotel Katmai National Park And Preserve
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“Our cabin overlooked theBrooks river, try to get one of these.”
peterlG892TG, 20 Jan 2017 | Read review
“the cabins are all centrally located-- all good!”
karenpammy2016, 29 Sep 2016 | Read review
“I was in 36, they all looked the same on that row.”
Slammybowl, 7 Sep 2016 | Read review
“There are row cabins that can be noisey. Try to get a stand alone cabin.”
ahrenmik, 28 Aug 2016 | Read review
“Ask for one with a bathroom attached. Some have shared facilities - a walk along a path anytime to use toilets/showers.”
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