Fodor's Expert Review Silver Salmon Creek Lodge
West Side of Cook Inlet, Lake Clark National Park, , Alaska, USA Fodor's Choice
This comfortable family-run lodge hugs the coast of Lake Clark National Park and is an ideal base for brown bear viewing without platforms—visitors may spot a mother and cubs, bears digging for clams on the beach, eating sedge grass, or fishing for salmon. Knowledgeable guides lead guests into the bear's natural habitat, with nothing separating the viewer from the bear. This intimate experience comes at a steep price-point, however. The lodge is cozy and well-appointed; there are rooms in the lodge or in cabins. Meals are taken in the rustic dining room which has great views of the tidal flats.
- phenomenal coastal brown bear viewing
- rates include flight, meals, and guides
- excellent professional photo ops
- only accesible by float plane from Anchorage or Soldotna/Homer
- very pricey