• Katmai Wilderness Lodge, Alaska

About Katmai Wilderness Lodge, Alaska

Katmai National Park has both the largest grizzlies and the highest concentration of grizzlies in the world. Situated within the national park is Katmai Wilderness Lodge, a quaint, eco-friendly lodge set along the coastline with a spectacular backdrop of majestic mountains.

With a maximum of just 12 guests at a time, and a range of intimate wildlife excursions on offer, this remote destination is one of the best places to view Alaska’s grizzly bears away from the crowds. With no viewing platforms, and all excursions led by experienced guides with more than 10 years in the industry, Katmai Wilderness Lodge offers the chance to join the grizzlies on land along the banks of the river, allowing for unparalleled photography opportunities.

While the approximately 2,200 bears of Katmai National Park take centre stage here, guests also have the chance to see seals, sea otters, foxes, wolves, wolverines, porcupines, moose, lynx, whales, sea lions and mountain goats on excursions around the lodge.

Lodge Details


The quaint cabins here all feature en-suite bathrooms and a cosy atmosphere with spectacular views. The lodge is family-run by Angela and Perry, who take care of everything during your stay.


Located on the coast of Katmai National Park nestled among blossoming flowers, you’ll take a floatplane from Kodiak to reach this beautiful lodge surrounded by the Alaskan mountains and forests.

Accommodation & Facilities

All cabins at Katmai Wilderness Lodge are equipped with hot showers and private bathrooms, boasting a rustic look that will make you feel right at home. Located close to the river, the cabins provide a spectacular view not only of the stunning Alaskan scenery, but also any bears that might be feeding or playing by the water’s edge.


All meals are prepared by renowned chef Tom Elliott and served with complimentary domestic beer and wine. Meals are hearty and made from locally sourced ingredients where possible. Enjoy dining in a traditional Alaskan dining room with views into the wilderness and a cosy feel.


During your stay you can expect to enjoy various activities ranging from guided wildlife-viewing to beach combing. Keep your cameras handy as, each morning, your expert guides will lead you by boat around the surrounding bays where bears are known to fish for salmon.

Child Policy

It is generally recommended that only children over the age of 12 are suited to this lodge. We suggest you speak to one of our Destination Specialists to discuss your specific trip requirements so you can decide on what is best.

Want to stay here?

Contact one of our Destination Specialists to start planning your journey to include a stay here. Please note we recommend a budget of from £7,000 / $10,000 USD per person for our style of trip to this destination.

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