Break Free

When Crystal Creek Lodge began in 1988, we embraced “Catch-and-Release” as a policy for native fish (rainbow trout, the char species, and grayling) when it was a relatively new idea. Despite initial resistance, it has proven over time to be an exceptional and successful conservation practice to promote fish survival and healthy fisheries. We invite … Continued

A Walk in the Park

The world of Alaska is yours to discover, experience and cherish. The staff of Crystal Creek Lodge takes pride in opening up that world to you through hospitality, adventure and interaction with nature. Let’s take a minute to walk together in Katmai National Park to see many of its natural wonders.

Brown Bear Photo Safari

Bears, Bears, Bears! We are surrounded by millions of acres of roadless, untamed wilderness full of wild Alaska brown bears. The nearby Katmai National Park and Preserve alone holds an estimated, stable population of 2,250.  Without searching for them, the guests of Crystal Creek Lodge often see them daily while flying or fishing.  If you want … Continued