^Featured above is Jeff Corwin from Animal Planet and now Ocean Trek. He and his crew stayed with us at Alaska’s Gold Creek Lodge. The Ocean Trek crew were so much fun! We were able to guide them through Brooks Falls while they were filming for their series, and spent evenings recounting their adventures around the lodge campfire. It was truly a fun time with these folks! We can’t wait to see the Ocean Trek episodes on Alaska!

King Salmon Alaska is located on the north bank of the Naknek River. The broad landscape that surrounds King Salmon gives it a quiet, edge-of-the-world appeal. King Salmon is not connected by road, but the jet service allows access from Anchorage. Alaska’s Gold Creek Lodge is positioned in the heart of the Alaska wilderness. From the Katmai forest to the Naknek River your Alaska trip will be filled with plenty to explore.

Katmai National Park

Known for its giant Coastal Brown Bears, and the moon-like landscape of The Valley of 10,000 Smokes. The 4.2-million acre park offers many activities.


With our lodge at the doorstep of Katmai National Park, you can hike wherever and whenever. Accessible only by float plane, Katmai National park is the ideal place to walk. We offer day and multi day hikes for all ability levels. There is no other place on earth, in our opinion, that can provide you the remoteness and solitude that Katmai National Park offers. Along your hike, you will find natural wildlife including the Alaskan coastal brown bear, which is common to see along the way.

Brooks Falls Bear Viewinggold creek lodge

Brooks Falls is located in Katmai National Park. Again, only accessible by float plane and is a bucket list location. Get up close with Coastal Brown Bears as they fish for salmon in the falls. This day trip is a must for any Alaskan vacation! Bear viewings take place along the Brooks River and Brooks River Falls, where you will see them hunt for their food and teach their young to catch fish. Managed viewing platforms and boardwalks allow visitors to experience this natural wonder safely.

gold creek lodgeFloat Plane Tour and Hike

The Valley of Ten Thousand Smokes was created by the largest volcanic eruption of the 20th century. Study the violence of volcanic eruptions and how the land has transformed. You will arrive by float plane and be taken by bus with a tour guide. Along the 23-mile drive to Overlook Cabin, you will stop for scenic outlooks and wildlife viewing. Those wanting to hike down with the tour guide to examine the ash and “Valley” floor are more than welcome. The beauty and mystery of the Valley make it one of the best places to visit.

Alaska’s Gold Creek Lodge is for the avid and novice outdoors men alike. From hiking to kayaking, there will be plenty of time to be outdoors. Alaska’s Gold offers all the activities for you to explore King Salmon Alaska, and Katmai National Park. Whether you want to see bears and wildlife up close or far away from a plane, we have you covered when it comes to exploring Alaska!