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Fish Creek Wildlife Observation Site

Tongass National Forest, Ketchikan-Misty Fiords Ranger District, Hyder, AK
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Ranked #4 of 5 Attractions in Hyder
Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas
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Deer Park, Texas
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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

This was our destination for this year's trip to the north and it was a long drive for not much. We watched a total of about 15 hours in evenings over three days in late August. Tons of chum salmon in the creek, one grizzly late one evening. Lot of noisy humans. Lot of photographers with huge cameras taking over... More

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Camp Nelson, California
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45 reviews 45 reviews
13 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

Kudos to the USFS for a well done attraction. Since people would stop and look at the bears without the viewing area being there, it is much safer for both the visitors and the bears. Well worth the price, but one hint. Your Senior Pass will get you in for free! Enjoy.

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Terrace, Canada
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10 reviews 10 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

i would definatly suggest going when the Fish are spawning in the creek you'll see more action; just need to time it right. It is worth the $5 entry fee for the day you can come and go. Lots of birds too.

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Lake Oswego, Oregon
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116 reviews 116 reviews
21 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

I give this a 5 if there are bears there, and a 3 if there are not. It's definitely worth several tries. Obviously best when the salmon are running.

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GA
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28 reviews 28 reviews
5 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2013

We were at Fish Creek last week for two days and did not see one bear even though the stream was full of salmon. We have visited here for the last 5 years and always seen grizzles and black bears, but not this year. I'm wondering if they are not approving of the newly paved road in Hyder!

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Tacoma, Washington
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2013

My friend and I visited Hyder in July '13. Unfortunately we were a few weeks early and the salmon were not up to the viewing area. Not to say we didn't see bears just not along the stream. I can only imagine what it would've been like if our timing had been better. Safe area. We were impressed by the... More

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Saskatoon, Saskatchewan
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60 reviews 60 reviews
21 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2013 via mobile

The observation area is a safer lace to view bears but be on guard! We saw an adolescent bear from the observation platform and a HUGE Grizzly walking across the road just 100 meters down the road to the glacier. The day before we got there, there were bears in the parking lot. Be aware everywhere!

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Frenchburg, Kentucky
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54 attraction reviews
76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2012

If you come while the salmon are running it is very interesting. We watched the salmon, birds and bears from a safe viewing area that lets you get close to it all. It is very congested at times. It cost $5.00 for the whole day.

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yukon
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49 reviews 49 reviews
9 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2012

It is interesting to see the bears but I wonder just how distracting the boardwalk and all the people are to them. I also didn't really like the idea that somehow people can change other people for seeing wildlife in their natural habitat. However, it is amazing to see bears so close.

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Kitchener, Ontario, Canada
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2012

You do have to pay a fee, but if you go around 6am or 8pm, it's definetly worth it! Lots of bears (grizzly's, black bears) and eagles to see. Very cool

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