Brooks Lodge Dates are Official

After a hard-won effort to secure reservations, dates are now official for Backcountry Journeys’ Brown Bears of Katmai: Brooks Lodge 2021 tours.

We’re always excited about the opportunity to spend a few days with the Brown bears who call Katmai, and Brooks Falls, home. Those of you who have been there already know that this place is really a slice of heaven. It’s probably time for another visit? For those of you who’ve yet to see it; keep reading. And then book your spot on a tour so you’ll know! 

For years we’ve camped in the small campground for these tours, which is a thrilling and enjoyable experience. If you are excited by the notion of camping in the vicinity of colossal Brown bears, there is not much else quite like it. We love it, and the electric fence that surrounds camp does good work. 

Camping is not everyone’s cup of tea, and we get that. Enter the luxuries of the Brooks Lodge Cabins!

We now offer our same GREAT Bears itinerary, yet with the comforts of the Brooks Lodge Cabins. Yes, please!! The lodge is a very small collection of rustic cabins on the forested shores of Naknek Lake, equipped with an excellent restaurant, full-service bar, a great room with a large fire-place and just a short walk to the action at Brooks Falls (note: we do utilize the lodge while on camping itineraries for meals, drinks, and that fantastic fireplace).

It is never too early to book your spot for these tours. There are few cabins at Brooks Lodge, which are highly coveted the world over! Choose from the following dates: 

Can’t wait that long? Awesome, neither can we. Space still remains on our 2020 Brown Bears of Katmai: Brooks Lodge tours on the following dates: 

More of a camper? We LOVE camping, too! Spots won’t last long on the following Brown Bears of Katmai Summer and Fall camping-based tours: 

Kenton Krueger








Kenton Krueger has spent the past several years guiding backpackers, hikers and photographers into the wild places of the American West such as Grand Canyon, Yellowstone, Yosemite, Glacier, Katmai, Zion and Bryce Canyon National Parks, as well as internationally in Costa Rica & Brazil. In addition to backpacking and camping, his adventures include rock climbing, exploring the slot canyons of southern Utah, mountain biking, and bagging 14ers in Colorado’s San Juan Mountain Mountain Range. Kenton is a trail runner, former pilot, and has had several of his writings and photographs published in the Omaha World-Herald newspaper. Kenton looks forward to utilizing his years of guiding experience, combined with his passion and experience behind the lens to provide memorable and unforgettable experiences at the wild places we will visit together.

Don’t Miss the Next Session of BCJ “Live”

Backyard Bird Photography: Simple Techniques for Wildlife Close to Home

with Russell Graves
Tuesday, March 9th, 2021 at 11 am (Mountain)