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Brooks Falls

Katmai National Park and Preserve, AK
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Waterfalls
Activities: Viewing wildlife
Description: Area on the Brooks River where a large number of brown bears spend their summer due to salmon migration.
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Brisbane, Australia
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014 NEW

Great viewing from several platforms and boardwalk, both at the falls and the ripples. The walk to the falls through the forest is pretty. Make sure you sing or make noise so the bears know you are around.

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Goes, The Netherlands
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014 NEW

In July bear viewing is beyond imagination. We watched about two dozen different bears in two days, 13 simultaneously at the falls at one evening. Well organized, relaxed, a great experience.

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New Prague, Minnesota
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14 reviews 14 reviews
12 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014 via mobile

My wife and I visited the falls as part of a 3 day, 2 night trip to Brooks Camp. I'm purposely limiting this review to our experience at Brooks Falls; will use other reviews to share thoughts on the camp, lodge, etc. We both felt this was the highlight of our 12 day Alaska vacation, and that it exceeded our... More

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Charlotte, NC
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67 reviews 67 reviews
19 attraction reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

As others have said, this is a special place to go to view the bears. We were concerned about the logistics of the day trip from Anchorage, but it was a fun and enjoyable day. The flight from Anchorage to King Salmon was just over an hour. It wasn't more than about 30 minutes before we then were loaded onto... More

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atlanta
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72 reviews 72 reviews
23 attraction reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

At least 7-9 bears catching salmon leaping up the falls. What tops that? They quarrel for dominance while they're at it!

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Alaska
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75 reviews 75 reviews
24 attraction reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

If you ever had any desire to get up and personal with one of the biggest (and most beautiful) most powerful animals on Earth, this is the place to go. Great fishing, sight seeing and lodges. The Sea-Plane is just great.

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iowa
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28 reviews 28 reviews
12 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

I enjoy photography and we stayed at Brooks for three days in a cabin. It's a great experience to wonder among the bears and see them fishing as well as interfacing with each other and the young. We were there when the water was high so the bears were not at the falls much but they had more bears in... More

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Shorewood, MN.
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26 reviews 26 reviews
3 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014

This trip is a bit pricey at $600 for the day trip but for me it was well worth it. I flew in a small plane out of Anchorage to a middle of nowhere lake to switch to a float plane for the rest of the trek to Brooks Falls and Katmai National Park. After the plane rides I thought... More

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Jacksonville, Florida
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22 reviews 22 reviews
22 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2014

This is a very expensive trip. $600 for each. But I would say, this is worth every dollar you spend. It is a life-time experience. I enjoyed every minute I had during the trip. When we tried to head back to our water jet, we had some bear traffic and had to stay there 45 minutes longer till the traffic... More

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Fairfax, Virginia
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2013

Had a great time flying to Brooks Falls and viewing lots of bears. It felt like we were inside a bear zoo exhibit. Bears wandering all around the grounds. Only complaint was with one young Canadian park employee. He felt like he was God's gift to Park Rangers. My wife and I were on one viewing tower watching the bears... More

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