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Katmai Adventure Lodge

1000 Rapids Camp Rd, King Salmon, AK 99613
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

First off let me start off by saying the two guys who picked folks up at the airport and dropped them off etc (one from California and one from Pennsylvania) were extremely nice and helpful. Helped with luggage, took you where you needed to go and were very nice to talk with. Secondly our fishing guide, Juan, was great. We... More 

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Vicksburg, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

Our son wanted to celebrate his 40th birthday by fishing for salmon in Alaska. We had been to Katmai Adventure Lodge four years ago for fishing, bear watching, & seeing the Valley of the 10,000 Smokes. We loved it then, & we loved it this year as well. The lodge has a variety of accommodations, but we chose the one... More 

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Sanford, Michigan, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

I had wanted to visit and fish Alaska for years. I know several people who had fished in various areas and after advice from them decided on a river location where I would not be dependent on flying out daily. KAL met my criteria in many ways - private room and bath, peak season for Silver salmon, personal guide, relatively... More 

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Palo Alto, California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

Alaska 2014 I have long dreamed of going salmon fishing in Alaska and found the Bristol Bay area in the Southwest is world famous for this. I also found there are several varieties of salmon which vary in size, quality and migrate on different rivers during different times of year. So I developed criteria for the trip: lodging with bedding... More 

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Trinity, Alabama, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2013

We were very pleased with the lodge and staff. Everyone from the Owner to camp hands (thanks Brandon) were very polite, professional, and friendly. They made us feel like a family! Our trip was a birthday gift to my wife to photograph bears, and wow did we see bears up close and personal. Our guides for bear viewing, Ted and... More 

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Venice, FL
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23 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2013

We spent 5 days here in July primarily for bear watching, but also spent a day fishing. A previous reviewer had it just right that feelings about this lodge depend on your expectations. If you want a 5-star Hilton Resort, this is not for you. If you are looking for a great vacation for either fishing or bear watching, set... More 

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La Jolla
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2013

My wife and I and another couple went to KAL on a trip that focused exclusively on seeing the bears at Brooks Falls. Daily we were given a big breakfast, a boxed lunch, and driven to the float plane in the morning and picked up at the float plane in the evening and taken back to the hotel for a... More 

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Huntington Beach, CA
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2013

This lodge is a great base for great adventure. Day 1, wife and I fished. Had two encounters with bears and 1 with a moose and cub. Great photos and great fishing (thanks Ted). Day 2 and 3, float plane flights from King Salmon to Katmai. Day 2 photos of 15 different brown bears at Brooks Falls and lunch at... More 

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Phoenix, Arizona
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2012

I too run bear photography workshops out of Katmai Adventure Lodge and have for a couple years. I appreciate that Brad arranges all of the flights etc from Anchorage so all my clients have to do is get to Anchorage. We all are met at the King Salmon airport and driven to the lodge and set up in our rooms.... More 

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Madison, Wisconsin
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7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2012

The first thing you need to realize is that the Katmai Adventure Lodge is expensive. Really expensive. $3,500 for three nights/two days for two of us. That rate includes round-trip air from Anchorage to King Salmon, but even then you're looking at over $800 a night. That can't help but create certain expectations, and the KAL falls far short of... More 

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