Bear-ly Believable Finds: The Brooks Lodge Gift Shop

Katmai National Park was on top of our bucket list. So, on our recent visit, I couldn’t pass up the Brooks Lodge gift shop to bring home some merch to remember our trip.

`A brown cabin with green stairs with a sign that says Katmai Trading Post.
Katmai Trading Post behind the office.

Officially known as the Katmai Trading Post, the Brooks Lodge gift shop is in the same building as the lodge office.

A brown cabin with large moose rack over the door in the center. A sign says office.
Office in the front.

A small wooden cabin houses the gift shop and lodge office. It is on the north side of the Brooks River near the bridge. Access to the office is in the front, and the door to the shop is in the back.

A map with an orange arrow pointing to the Brooks Lodge gift shop.
Orange arrow pointing to the Brooks Lodge Trading Post.

Brooks Lodge Gift Shop

This gift shop is small but has most of the typical trip souvenirs. There are plenty of T-shirts, sweatshirts, jackets, and hats.

Inside the Brooks Lodge gift shop. T-shirt’s pinned to the ceiling with stacks of shirts on shelves and a rack of hanging jackets and shirts.
T-shirts and Jackets

We also discovered water bottles, cups, Christmas ornaments, license plates, postcards, bandanas, keychains, flies (fishing), etc.

Stuffed bears, mugs, postcards, and Christmas ornaments on the wall in the Brooks Lodge gift shop.
Ornaments and Postcards

Fishing gear, binoculars, and kayaks are also available for rent in the trading post.

Visitors can also pick up snacks, water, and sodas. However, for safety reasons, you can only eat snacks or drink soda in the lodge dining room or designated picnic areas.

Wooden counter, cube shelving with hats, shelves with cups, hats, and shirts in the Brooks Lodge gift shop.
Hats and Cups
Window with shelves under the window with sweatshirts on the shelves inside the Brooks Lodge gift shop.
Sweatshirts and Snacks

For more options, check out the Katmai National Park Visitor Center gift shop to purchase national park service merchandise and get your passport stamp.

Inside a room with wood ceiling and walls with shelves. Books and gifts are displayed.
Gift shop in the visitor center.

As you might guess, my favorite keepsakes are T-shirts. Fortunately, I found several in the Brooks Lodge gift shop to bring home, each with unique designs that remind me of my unforgettable trip to Alaska.

Corner of a T-shirt from the Brooks Lodge gift shop with an airplane with bears and water inside that says Katmai National Park.
Love this T-shirt!

Planning a trip to Brooks Camp in Katmai National Park? Check out Katmai’s Coveted Brooks Lodge Rooms and Brooks Lodge Dining Hall. Also, pick up this Alaska Travel Journal to record your trip memories!

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