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  • Grouse Trail. Photo by Jim Albert

  • Brooks Lodge Entrance. Photo by Barry and Cathy Beck

  • Side View. Photo by Scott Moran

  • Brooks Lodge Lounge. Photo by Jim Brock

  • Dining Room. Photo by Jim Brock

  • Cabin Interior. Photo by Melissa Ackerman

  • Quad Cabin. Photo by Melissa Ackerman

  • Brooks Falls Observation Platform. Photo by Melissa Ackerman

  • Photo by Mona Jackson

Brooks Lodge

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 to experience world-class brown bear viewing. Brooks Falls, along the Brooks River, is home to one of the most famous congregations of brown bears in the world.  Bears fish for salmon at Brooks Falls while travelers view bears from a nearby platform managed by Katmai National Park.   

Guest accommodations consist of 16 rustic 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 Alaskan 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 bear viewing at Brooks Falls is only a short walk from Brooks Lodge. As many as 50 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." Comfortable accommodations in the heart of the magnificent Katmai wilderness make this a truly perfect vacation spot. Bear viewing at Brooks lodge is one of the great wildlife experiences of Alaska and the world.