ABOUT THE LODGE

Established in 1950, Brooks Lodge has been continuously upgraded to provide comfort and adventure in the heart of the beautiful Katmai wilderness. The lodge is situated in the heart of the Katmai National Park, overlooking the famous Brooks River. The main lodge provides a view of spectacular Nanek Lake.

Near the lodge, you will find Brooks Falls which offer unparalleled bear viewing. This area of Alaska has the densest concentration of bear viewing opportunities in the world!

Located just 22 miles from the lodge is the "Valley of 10,000 Smokes". This Valley is the location of one of the most violent volcanic eruptions in modern history, and is filled with ash flow from the eruption of Novarupta in 1912. The ash-filled valley covers a 40-square-mile area and is up to 700 feet deep. In places deep canyons have been cut by the River Lethe, allowing observers to see the ash flow strata. Since the ash has cooled, most of the fumaroles are now extinct and the valley is no longer filled with smoke.  Signs of volcanic activity are still visible on nearby hills.  Guests may, on a daily basis, purchase tours of the Valley of the 10,000 smokes conducted by Park Rangers.