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Address: Katmai National Park and Preserve, AK
Phone Number: 9072431595
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Activities: Viewing wildlife
Description: 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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Best Bear-Watching Experience

This was the highlight of our trip to Alaska. We also took the day trip with Katmailand, flying from Anchorage to King Salmon and then on to Brooks Lake in a 5-passenger float... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 2, 2015
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Central Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 NEW

This was the highlight of our trip to Alaska. We also took the day trip with Katmailand, flying from Anchorage to King Salmon and then on to Brooks Lake in a 5-passenger float plane. After going through bear school and earning our graduation pin, we were set loose to explore the park and falls on our own. To get to... More 

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

We took a day trip with Katmailand to Katmai National Park/Brooks Falls. It was very pricey, but worth it. Our day started at a small hangar on Lake Hood near Anchorage airport. We boarded a small plane (one pilot, 7 passengers) and flew about 1.5 hours to a small remote fishing village where we changed planes to an even smaller... More 

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Arlington, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

Given the cost, many will wonder if Brooks Falls is worth it? Absolutely. I have travelled the world and seen many beautiful spots with wildlife including two safaris in Africa and Brooks Falls is one of the greatest adventures I have been on. Being so close to so many huge brown bears that are actively fishing and interacting with each... More 

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Southborough, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

We took a flight trip from Homer (Bald Mountain Air Service) for a day trip. It was a fantastic birthday for me with seeing so many brown bears and flying Salmon. It's an expensive trip but worth it.

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Sydney, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

We did a day trip to the falls and what an experience. The bears were plentiful and fishing in the river and all along the falls. The bears were all over the camp and on the shoreline and were "uninterested" in us humans. To be in an environment where there were no fences etc between us and the wildlife was... More 

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

We were not disappointed. Brown bears everywhere. We saw 34 the first day - 13 at the Falls. The hot lunch was very good too. One word of advice, listen to the rangers and follow their advice about being around these fabulous creatures.

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Brisbane, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

My husband and I went to Brooks Falls for a day trip in early July to see the bears. It was our first flight in a float plane so that kick started our excitement.The salmon had definitely arrived at the mouth of the creek but hardly any were jumping at the falls. However, we saw at least 6 different bears... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

I saw more bears, up close, eating salmon, than I ever dreamed I could see! Sure it's costly. However, if you love bears, this is the place to be. Worth every penny. Worth it without even counting the flyover of the Aleutian peninsula and float plane. Make sure you book for when the salmon are running and the bears are... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Staying at Brooks Falls Camp in a rustic cabin and being able to experience this attraction was amazing. Watching the Bears catching the salmon at the Falls was awesome - a chance of a lifetime!

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Pretoria, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

We stayed at Kulik Fishing Lodge and flew to Brooks Falls to do some bear watching! Being from Africa it was amazing to see Brown Bears in Alaska AND so many of them!!! There were bears everywhere..... mother with cubs the whole lot! I think I saw over 50 to 60 bears in 2 days! Brooks will not disappoint you... More 

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Address: Katmai National Park and Preserve, AK
Phone Number: 9072431595
Location: United States  >  Alaska (AK)  >  Katmai National Park and Preserve

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