ALASKA BEARS & NATIONAL PARKS
Double the Bears & Double the Parks
Lake Clark & Katmai National Parks
This adventure takes you to not one, but two of the world’s premier locations for watching brown bears in their natural habitat. Not only that, but you will get to experience the beauty and treasures of two remote remote national parks: Lake Clark and Katmai. You will be assured of opportunities to view majestic brown bears in the coast as they pounce on salmon, digging for clams, eating sedge grass and then large bears and cubs strutting along Brooks Falls trying one of catch the spawning salmon or digging for clams. In between the amazing bear viewing you will get to explore Lake Clark by lake boat, river jet boats and some casual hiking to gorgeous waterfalls. Be on the look out for moose, wolves and dall sheep on the high cliffs of the surrounding mountains.
Do you love to fish or ready to give it a try? Lake Clark is within the Bristol Bay watershed, home to some of the best fishing on the planet. Whether you are a pro or have never touched a pole, we’ll not only provide all of the gear you need but take you the best spots to catch Alaska salmon, huge Northern Pike, beautiful Grayling and more species.
The trip includes three bush flights, each with dramatic views of nearly uninhabited land masses. You will be viewing massive glaciers, jagged mountain ranges, dozens of pristine rivers systems and seemingly endless landscapes. This is the best of Alaska all along the way you will be making astounding memories to last a lifetime.
What You Will See
What You Will Experience
This itinerary is a sample overview of the week. Actual daily activities will vary by your goals and weather conditions.
Day 1 – Flight* from Anchorage to Lake Clark
Today you will catch a scenic morning flight from Anchorage to Lake Clark. Visit the Lake Clark National Park visitors center then take a short boat ride across the lake where you will move into your comfortable room in Stonewood Lodge.
Day 2 – Alaska Brown Bear Viewing in Lake Clark
Travel by bush plane to explore another area of the beautiful Lake Clark National Park and land right on coastal beaches to view the wild Alaska Brown Bears feeding on clams or salmon. Capture this amazing sight on camera and enjoy more scenic view from the air on the flight back to Stonewood Lodge.
Day 3 – Waterfall hike to Tanalian Falls
Those who are interested can partake in a short 3-4 mile (round trip) hike to Tanalian Falls. This hike is on one of the only trails within the park and affords great views of ponds, creeks, Lake Kontrashibuna and the roaring Tanalian Falls.
Day 4 – Jet Boating up Kijik River with optional Fly Fishing
Enjoy a thrilling ride up a nearby river to a serene stream offshoot where anglers come from all over the world to fish Arctic Grayling. This is a great spot to relax, fish or just take photos of a the panoramic views.
Day 5 – Lake Tour by Boat
We will travel to the Northern section of this dramatic lake with stops for viewing stunning waterfalls and raging rivers. Look out for bald eagles, brown and black bears and moose along the lake as well as dall sheep on the cliffs of the mountains above.e.
Day 6 – Bear Viewing at Katmai National Park
Enjoy another flight over the mountains and into Katmai National Park. View the majestic Alaska Brown Bears at the famous Brooks Falls or along the rivers and ocean beaches in the park (depending where food sources are).
Day 7 – Fly from Lake Clark to Anchorage
After your final gourmet breakfast, pack up and enjoy a scenic flight back to Anchorage. Connect with your flights home in the evening or stay a night in Anchorage.
*FLIGHTS out to the lodge usually take place in the morning on the trips first day and midmorning on the final day. We recommend you fly in the night before the first day of the trip and schedule outgoing flights after 7 p.m. on the final day (or the following day).
Includes in the Cost
Excluded from the Cost
*Lodge Flights include a 50 pound allowance per person. A a fee of $0.50 per pound will apply to excess weight. These flights normally take place in the morning on the trips first day and midmorning on the final day.
We recommend you fly in the night before the first day of the trip and schedule outgoing flights after 7 p.m. on the final day (or the following day).
The Best Comfort and Adventure Around Our inland fishing trips are based out of our very own lodge in Lake Clark Alaska. This lodge is only accessible by float plane, yet offers a luxury accommodations and fine dining. Enjoy endless adventures by day and relax in comfort during the night. Learn more about Stonewood Lodge here.
At Stonewood Lodge, you will find all the qualities of a world class recreational and sportfishing lodge. Our lodge has a classic yet rustic feel and offers 10,000 square feet of contiguous space and all modern amenities rarely found off of the road system in Alaska. Our guests stay in the main lodge and rooms have a queen and twin in the room as well as a private in-suite bathroom. The lodge has in floor heat thermostatically controlled, 24 hour electricity, telephone services, and Wifi. We do encourage some of our remote outpost camps for some overnight accommodations on site, such as while on the river and to shorten travel times to and from the lodge. These excursions are your choice as you decide your daily routine. There is an adjoining den, library, fly-tying area, office desk, sauna, and recreational room open for conferencing and debriefing. The Lodge capacity is 28 guests, however we generally settle on groups of less than 12 guests a week.
$6,700 per person – 7 days / 6 nights (minimum 2)
Dates: (the dates are the same for every year)
June – 2-8 / 8-14 / 14-20 / 20-26 / 26-July 2
July – 2-7 / 11-17 / 17-23 / 23-29
August – 29-Sep 4
September – 4-10 / Sep 10-16 / 24-30 / 30-Oct 6
You will only be asked to make a deposit to secure your spot (viewed during booking process). Deposits are refundable for 30 days (view complete booking policies & conditions page here).
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Stonewood Lodge is located on Lake Clark, just an hour flight Southwest of Anchorage. This 50 mile long lake is located in the heart of Lake Clark National Park and only accessible by plane.
Lake Clark, AK
Katmia National Park
Katmia National Park