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Address: Tongass National Forest, Ketchikan-Misty Fiords Ranger District, Hyder, AK
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We saw a blackbear with cub, a grizzly and a wolve. They all hunted Salomons. We spoke with a lot oft interesting people and we enjoyed the friendly answers oft rangers. Thanks so... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed January 25, 2015
Kerstin S
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

We saw a blackbear with cub, a grizzly and a wolve. They all hunted Salomons. We spoke with a lot oft interesting people and we enjoyed the friendly answers oft rangers. Thanks so much! It was the best could happen in our vacation.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

I stayed in Hyder 2 days and I saw a lot of black and grizzly bears. The atmosphere was amazing. The rangers were very kind and the price is awesome , only 5 $ .

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Deer Park, Texas
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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