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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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Sierra Vista, Arizona
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47 reviews 47 reviews
12 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

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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127 reviews 127 reviews
61 attraction reviews
83 helpful votes 83 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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22 reviews 22 reviews
10 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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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80 reviews 80 reviews
21 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 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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Cairns, Australia
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

Recently visited Brooks Falls to see the bears fishing at the falls. Unfortunately the salmon arrived early this season and we only caught the tail end of the bears. Still we had a marvelous time,we saw several bears one with her cub and a couple of youngsters frolicking around. The scenery is magnificent and the trip out to Brooks Lodge... More

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Belgium
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29 reviews 29 reviews
13 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

I went on this bearviewing trip with my 18 y old son. We had the time of our life. We flew in with Bald Mountain Air from Homer, a 1,5 hour flight by floatplane. You have great views of Katchemak Bay, Mt Augustine and other volcanoes, the mountains and glaciers of Katmai NP. We were packed with lunch, water, binoculars,... More

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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10 reviews 10 reviews
10 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

We booked the one day tour through Brooks Lodge. Took early-morning commercial flight from Anchorage to King Salmon, then connected with a 20 minute scenic floatplane service to Brooks Lodge. Upon arrival we attended a short mandatory Bear Safety Orientation presented by the rangers, and then we headed out to Brooks Falls. We were a week past peak trout season,... More

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Sydney
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

I Visited on August 20 2014. The plane flight up gives you an amazing view... the seaplane ride is amazing. It was a beautiful sunny day. Location is amazing. Just have a few issues with the folks running the bookings. Was told over the phone "it's a bit quieter at this time of year. you won't see as much as... More

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Edinburgh, Scotland
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141 reviews 141 reviews
50 attraction reviews
100 helpful votes 100 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

A two hour flight out of Anchorage with Regal Air and then 20 minutes on a seaplane gives one an idea of how isolated this place is. Yes the number of bears depends on the amount of fish and the travel companies can't be held responsible for that. So you pay your money and takes your chance. On our trip... More

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Connecticut
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26 reviews 26 reviews
6 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

Treated ourselves to a day at Katmai National Park and Brooks Lodge to see the bears fishing for salmon. Our day began early with a flight our of Anchorage on a small plane. The views of the surrounding Alaska Range were almost woth the price. We landed at a small airstrip on a lake and transferred to a float plain... More

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