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Address: Katmai National Park and Preserve, AK
Phone Number: 9072431595
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Area on the Brooks River where a large number of brown bears spend their...

Area on the Brooks River where a large number of brown bears spend their summer due to salmon migration.

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My daughter and I spent a few days at Brooks Camp last summer, starting off a two week Alaskan adventure. In a way it almost ruined the rest of the trip because all we could talk... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
rolledtacos
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La Mesa, California
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La Mesa, California
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7 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My daughter and I spent a few days at Brooks Camp last summer, starting off a two week Alaskan adventure. In a way it almost ruined the rest of the trip because all we could talk about was Brooks and the bears! After being spoiled seeing so many bears in such close proximity at Brooks it just wasn't very exciting... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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35 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Katmai National Park Katmai, Alaska Basically one month a year Katmai has its salmon run meaning that's when the salmon are filling the falls this is what attracts the bear in this area during this particular month every year. If you're lucky you could possible see 10 bear at this water fall at one time. It depends on if you... More 

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1 Thank JoJo M
New Zealand
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17 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2015

One of the things i was looking forward to most about my trip to Alaska was being able to see animals in their natural habitats. When i saw there was a day trip available i knew this had to be on our to do list. The trip starts off with a plane trip to king salmon and then a float... More 

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3 Thank Alisha H
Rochester, New York
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90 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2015

We came here on our honeymoon and again on our 25th anniversary with our children. It is the only place we visited on both trips; that should tell you what we thought of it. They did wimpify it by making the viewing area bear-proof, but it is still fun.

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1 Thank Wade L
Owensville, Missouri
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2015

Visited Katmai on July 11 2015. It was the trip of a lifetime. The salmon were running and so many bears. A great opportunity to take some awesome pictures. I want to go back!!! This is only accessible by sea plane and is expensive. But it is worth every penny of it.

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Chicago, Illinois
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12 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2015

This is an amazing place for many reasons. You can get very close to grizzly bears in their natural habitat. There are secured viewing platforms, but we also had encounters hiking to/from the platforms and around the camp. It's great to have that experience and the complete flexibility to make your own schedule, don't have to worry about timing for... More 

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West Palm Beach, Florida
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41 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2015

This is the most incredible and amazing place I have ever been! The sight of 19 humongous bears feeding at the falls in the evening was jaw dropping. They were very active at night with fights over fish and fishing rights.There were plenty of bears during the day too. There were two sets of moms with cubs that came to... More 

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Mebane, North Carolina
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5 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2015

This was our second trip to Brooks Falls and Katmai, and we'd happily go again. Being that close to bears is like no other experience you'll have. Our first trip in 2002 was in July, when there were bears literally everywhere. This time we went in early August. The bears were few in number, but we enjoyed watching them. I'm... More 

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Eagle River, Alaska
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105 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2015

Stunning, amazing, enthralling. (I live to photograph wildlife). Bears everywhere. Do not miss the chance to come to Brooks Falls. Half the fun is the float plane trip out here, the other half is being "safe" on a platform with bears literally walking under the platform.

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Chattanooga, Tennessee
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13 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2015

We visited Brooks falls on Sept 8&9, 2015. If you set your expectations correctly, September is actually a good time to visit. You won't see a lot of bears - but you will see bears, usually just one or two males at a time or a female with her cubs. To get that perfect photo of a bear catching a... More 

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