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The Crystal Creek Lodge Blog is a place of possibilities, where to learn deeper insight into how to explore the tens of millions of acres of wild Alaska surrounding us.  Whether you’re after fishing, wildlife, the perspective of history or simply feeling the awe of being in wide-open spaces, it’s all here. Enjoy the journey. 

A Day of Fishing with Bears | Brooks River, Katmai

A Day of Fishing with Bears | Brooks River, Katmai

A Day on the Brooks River: Fishing with Bears in Katmai National Park & Preserve How about a day of watching brown bears and fishing the Brooks River? As a centerpiece of the Katmai National Park, the world-famous Brooks River is a short aircraft flight away from Crystal Creek Lodge and a must-see/must-do experience. Crystal…

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Gone Fishing

A Day of Fishing with Bears | Brooks River, Katmai

Kalispell Montana’s The Daily Inter Lake published a wonderful article on the Oberholtzer’s. Please check it out. Every summer, Heather Oberholtzer and her family migrate from Coram further north. It’s for a season spent running a remote fishing lodge in Alaska, a lifestyle she said she never envisioned but would never change. Growing up in…

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