LODGE INFORMATION AND ITINERARY
Accommodations at Brooks
Camp/Lodge: Rooms are very simple; all have 2
sets of bunk beds (4 single beds total), a sink, toilet (not fully
enclosed), shower and heater. Television, Internet and cell phone service is
not available at Brooks Camp.
Information: The flight from Anchorage to King
Salmon/Kulik is in a twin-engine, wheeled plane. The flight from King
Salmon/Kulik to Brooks is on a small, 6 to 8 passenger, single-engine
float plane. Due to limited space, visitors are asked to keep their luggage
to a minimum and bring only soft-side luggage. Please do not bring hard-side
Food and Meals: Visitors are not allowed to
bring food to Brooks. This is for the protection of both people and bears. A
dining area in the main lodge serves breakfast, lunch and dinner buffets
daily. Meals are NOT included with any of the packages. The Lodge ONLY
accepts cash, Visa and MasterCard.
Day 1: Anchorage
to Katmai National Park
Depart Anchorage (as early as 7:30 am)
aboard a scheduled flight to King Salmon or Kulik. On arrival in King Salmon
or Kulik, a local representative will transfer you directly to a seaplane for
a 20 minute flight to Brooks Camp. On arrival in Brooks Camp, meet with Park
Service staff for an orientation of the area. Afterwards, check into
your overnight accommodation. Spend the remainder of the day exploring Brooks
Camp - enjoy hiking on one of the numerous trails, or take one of the
optional boat trips offered at the camp (not included). Kayaks and canoes are
available to explore the lake area (kayak/canoe rental at additional charge).
Park ranger programs are available as well (change daily and will be posted the
at Brooks Camp). Overnight Brooks Camp.
Day 2/Departure: Brooks
Falls / Katmai National Park to Anchorage
Today you have the
opportunity to participate in the guided tour to the Valley of 10,000 Smokes
(not included). The tour departs Brooks at 8:30/9:00am. The 23 mile drive to
the valley offers scenic views and you possibly may see wildlife. At the valley
you will have amazing views from the Overnlook Cabin and you find informative
displays of the history of this area. Those interested may hike down with the
tour guide to examine the ash and pumice "Valley" floor. The hike is a bit
stranuous. You return to Brooks Camp in the afternoon.
If flying back
to Anchorage today, you will depart upon return to Brooks. Flight back to
Anchorage is via King Salmon or Kulik. **
If you stay longer: you
enjoy more activities or offered park ranger programs.
** The return
to Anchorage can vary and depends on the length of stay and availability of
flights. If you book the 2 day/1 night program you typically return to
Anchorage at approximately 9:00 pm. With the 3 day/2 night or 4 day/3 night
programs you typically depart Anchorage around 9:30 am on day 1, and
return to Anchorage at approximately 4:00 pm on the last day.
A night in Anchorage before and after this tour is required.