Alaska Bear Viewing Lodges
Bear viewing lodges are located wherever bears fish, forage, or gather. The magnificent creatures may wander right through camp, or you may have to take a short hike (or boat ride) to see them. You can spend as little as 1 night, but we recommend 2 nights or more at your wilderness lodge; if you tire of the bears you can go hiking, canoeing, fishing, or take advantage of other activities.
A typical day of bear viewing includes a short hike to the viewing location, hours of photographing bears, then a return to the lodge for a gourmet home-cooked meal and cozy accommodations.
Bear Viewing Lodges
Bear Viewing Lodges
See the bears of Lake Clark and Katmai National Park on their own turf at this blissfully remote cabin-based eco lodge. This is a glamping experience with incredible views — both of the bears living in their own habitat, and of the natural scenery that you get from your hosts, who also run Homer’s only helicopter-based adventure safari company.
Brooks Lodge offers their own bear viewing tours which are less expensive than most, and give you more time at Katmai National Park to watch bears feasting on sockeye salmon from several viewing platforms. A commercial flight from Anchorage takes you to King Salmon where you’ll switch to a small float plane for a quick 20-minute flight to Brooks Camp. After a brief safety orientation, you can watch bears from several viewing platforms, join the ...more
Whether you’re looking to take your family off-grid for a bit of Alaska Adventuring, or for a great fishing spot with your buddies with incredible bear-viewing — or if you’re even an artist looking for inspiration — this lodge made up of newly renovated log cabins offers a customized ideal of bliss. It’s about 180 miles from the nearest road and offers an idyllic perch for exploring both the wilderness of Lake Clark National Park, as well as other ...more
Alaska bear camp is magically hidden in a rare Critical Bear Habitat in the wilderness of Lake Clark National Park. Instead of hundreds, only 16 privileged guests observe the wonder of up to 50 brown Bears living out their daily drama. Due to the beauty of the location and the exceptional bear population, the deluxe camp, with en suite biffies, beds with mattresses and food flown in daily, was used as a base camp for the Disney movie Bears. ...more
Stonewood Lodge is a high-end, year-round, all-inclusive getaway to wild Alaska located on the shores of 50-mile long Lake Clark. Summer activities include prime bear viewing and trophy fishing as well as snowmobiling, skiing and ice fishing in the winter.
Boat-Based Multi-Day Expeditions
It’s thrilling to see coastal brown bears in their natural habitat, especially when you’re not rushed. Fly out of Homer to the Katmai coast for five days of amazing bear viewing with Alaska Bear Adventures. Stay overnight on the Alaska Dawn, a 65-foot expedition trawler, so you can easily get back to the bears each morning.
Fly from Anchorage by seaplane to the Northwest Odyssey, anchored off the coast of Katmai National Park. This luxurious yacht will be your home base for spectacular bear viewing and fishing in uncrowded waters.
Immerse yourself in a multi-day Alaskan adventure that promises incredible views and jaw-dropping bear viewing in Katmai National Park, along with a warm camaraderie that only a small group expedition can create. Explore from your home base on the Island C, a research vessel that gets you close to the action while providing comfortable lodging and delicious meals.