Southwest Alaska is home for a vast array of wildlife. From open tundra to mountainous glacial lakes, the Lake Clark area offers a variety of habitats for large and small mammals, fish, and birds. Large runs of Sockeye Salmon and the herd of Barren Ground Caribou provide the base for this complex ecosystem.
Grizzly and Brown bears travel throughout our part of Alaska feeding on the calorie-rich fish as they move upstream to their spawning area. The bears count on the fish to provide the much needed fat to survive hibernation through a long cold winter. As the countless Salmon travel inland, packing into the small streams to spawn, the bears gather to feed and interact.
PEAK VIEWING TIMES:
Brown Bears at Brooks camp- June 25 to July 20.
Brown Bears in remote streams- July 20 to October 1.
Sockeye Salmon- July 1 to October 1..
The Mulchatna herd of Barren Ground caribou migrate over the tundra, feeding on moss and lichen.The nomadic journey of the caribou covers hundreds of miles every year. Caribou travel in groups ranging from 2 to 20,000 animals, grouping together and separating as they migrate. Many local predators such as Gray Wolves, Grizzly and Black Bears, Coyotes, and Wolverines follow the migration to feed on the caribou.
PEAK VIEWING TIMES:
Barren Ground Caribou- July 1 to October 1.
With three generations of experience and specialized equipment, Lake Clark Air and The Farm Lodge offer a way for you to get into the backcountry to see the wildlife in its natural environment. By using highly qualified and experienced pilots and well-maintained aircraft, The Farm Lodge offers a safe way for you to visit the most wild and remote parts of Southwest Alaska.
Our activities are designed for small groups and provide you with a personalized experience. The activities take you into Alaska's most remote areas for chances to photograph bears, caribou, moose, eagles, waterfowl, salmon, tundra, glaciers, waterfalls, mountains, and much more. Please visit our activities page to view pre-designed packages that include wildlife viewing or request information on a custom package that includes the activities that you desire.
The Farm Lodge is now taking reservations for 2022 through 2024. A 50% deposit is required in order to hold a reservation against other inquiries, with balance due 2 months before the date of your stay. The deposit is refundable up to 80% only if all cancellations are made no less than 2 months before the scheduled travel date. If you are planning a visit in 2023 or 2024 you can take advantage of our 2022 rates by making reservations before January 1 of 2023. Rates will increase if reservations are not made before January 1 of 2023. Prices are subject to change at any time, prior to a reservation deposit being received. Call 888-440-2281 or visit our Information and Pricing Request Page now to make your reservation.
Below are a few packages that many of our guests have enjoyed. We also offer custom packages to meet your individual group's budget, schedule, and desires. Please use the following links for more information regarding Custom Packages, Family Packages, or one of the following prebuilt packages.
Our tours truly take you away from the crowd and into Alaska the way it is meant to be experienced. We offer a number of activities that are suitable for all ages. It is our pleasure to offer a place for your whole family to experience the untamed parts of Alaska.
Bernard and Brigitte - Zurich, Switzerland
Geoff and Marcia - England
Cecil and Norris
Jim and Ethel - Pomfret Center, CT
See all our packages designed for small groups.
Fishing & more
Activities for all ages
Family friendly staff
Children's menu items
offering access to lake clark national park, katmai national park and remote Southwest Alaska for over 40 years.
Our packages are designed for small groups and provide you with a personalized experience.
We travel by well maintained floatplane or boat in search of bears, caribou, moose, eagles, tundra, wildflowers, berries, rugged mountains and glaciers, deep blue lakes, salmon-filled streams, active volcanoes, historic log cabins, and the other hidden treasures of the Alaska backcountry in and around Lake Clark and Katmai National Parks.
Our guides are well experienced for leading groups for fly fishing or groups using spinning gear. Because we have access to such a great variety of fishing, we can keep both the experienced fisher productive and excited as well as give instruction for those interested in trying the sport for the first time..
See Alaska's most remote areas for chances to photograph bears, caribou, eagles, tundra, glaciers, waterfalls, mountains, and much more. The floatplane and guides are with you for the day, giving you the flexibility to move about and explore the best of the remote Alaska backcountry.