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Address: Katmai National Park and Preserve, AK
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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Trip of a lifetime!

If you love bears, this is the place for you! If you truly want to experience Brooks Falls, stay awhile. A day trip to this remarkable place may not be enough time to appreciate... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 14, 2015
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Belleville, Illinois
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Belleville, Illinois
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

If you love bears, this is the place for you! If you truly want to experience Brooks Falls, stay awhile. A day trip to this remarkable place may not be enough time to appreciate these incredible animals. I have been fortunate to visit Brooks Falls twice during the past 2 years and I am going back this year). At first,... More 

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Michigan
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13 reviews 13 reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

This certainly was indeed a trip of a lifetime and one checked off the 'ol bucket list. We went in September, when the crowds were all gone and school was back in session. We didnt want the crowds. We saw many bears because they were all out and about trying to fatten themselves up as much as they could on... More 

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Key West, Florida
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12 reviews 12 reviews
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

When the Sockeye Salmon are jumping up the falls, the bears are all over. The lookout tour is a great place to get some killer pictures!

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Vancouver, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

We did a day trip here from Anchorage via Katmailand. It was a lot of travel (and money!) for only ~5 or so hours of bear viewing but I still have to say it was worth it. We went mid July and it had started to quiet down in terms of how many bears but we saw lots of the... More 

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Spokane, Washington
2 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Visited katmai np / brooks falls through brooks resort day trip from anchorage. It consists of taking a pen air flight to king salmon, and then a float plane to the park. The float plane was small and cramped, but it is only a one hour flight. I went in early July, not during the peak of the salmon run,... More 

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Alaska
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

You may see the amount of bears others have reported, you may see only half that. Honestly you need to go regardless. I went in July when in previous years it was prime time to view bears. When we arrived, we learned the salmon had peaked a week earlier. Although some of the photographers were a bit disappointed, I thoroughly... More 

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Sierra Vista, Arizona
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55 reviews 55 reviews
16 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

Yes it's expensive to go but there is simply no other place like this anywhere. Save up and go, you won't regret it. We came in Sept. and there was only 1 bear at the falls, several more down by the lake. It was a simply stunning and perfect day.

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Tipp City, Ohio
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161 reviews 161 reviews
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122 helpful votes 122 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

Actually we were there in mid July and the salmon were running--and there were SO MANY BEARS everywhere catching and eating salmon. The "date of visit pull down" on this site only goes back to October 2013...so that's what it says up above. I never saw anything like this national park, and probably never will again. As soon as our... More 

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Gotland
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32 reviews 32 reviews
16 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

Save and easy bear watching from platform. Short walk from lodge through the woods. Dont forget to call out"hello bear". ;)

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Columbus, Ohio
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48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

I can't even explain the majesty of Brooks Falls. Watching sockeye swim upstream to spawn, bears fishing, bears fighting, bear fights! This is one of the best adventures I have ever done. My husband and I did a day trip on Katmailand air and think it was worth every penny!!

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