Since 1950 the "Angler's Paradise Lodges" have offered the world's finest freshwater sport fishing. Katmailand operates the only lodging concessions inside Katmai National Park authorized by the National Park Service, right next to the World Famous Brooks Falls with unsurpassed bear viewing opportunities! Excursions to the volcanic "Valley of Ten Thousand Smokes", the abundance of wildlife in the park and the incredible fishing opportunities make Katmai National Park Alaska's most exciting destination.
Founding the first sport fishing lodges in the entire Bristol Bay area gave Alaskan aviation pioneers Ray Petersen and John Walatka the pick of the hot spots. Operated today by Ray Petersen's son, Sonny Petersen, the "Angler's Paradise Lodges" are the standard of excellence, located in spectacular wilderness settings with superb fishing on the home waters next to each lodge. Centrally positioned in the best trout and salmon fishing area of Alaska, the lodges give "Angler's Paradise" guests the best and easiest access to hundreds of miles of breathtaking lakes and streams in the area.