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Anan Creek Bear Observatory

Tongass National Forest, Wrangell, AK
(907) 874-2323
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Ranked #1 of 11 Attractions in Wrangell
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Observation Decks/ Towers, Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Observatories/ Planetariums, Waterfalls, Lookouts
Activities: Viewing wildlife
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Valencia, California
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27 reviews 27 reviews
6 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

After a fun float plane trip from Ketchikan we spent several hours at the bear viewing area. We saw several bears while walking on the boardwalk to the viewing area, and 8-10 bears while at the viewing area. The creek was full of salmon so the bears did not even look at us. This is a Great trip to take... More

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Wasilla, Alaska
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

We had a fantastic boat ride into the Observatory with Alaska Vistas. The observatory itself was a beautiful, tranquil experience. The walk in is through wooded trees and streams, much of it is on a boardwalk. Since we went with a tour company, we had a guide with "bear protection" but found our voices worked well to persuade a young... More

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San Francisco, California
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

We loved our boat ride to AnAn (meaning: "The Place to Sit" according to our guide) with Sylvia, who provided a running historical commentary and stopped in various places to show us an ancient village site, a nesting place for eagles, basking seals. Then our guide to AnAn, Robert, took us through the forest, a 25 minute walk, telling us... More

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Belleair, Florida
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

Best black bear experience in Alaska for the buck! We have visited Anan twice with Sylvia at Alaska Vistas, and would recommend them to everyone for the best experience at Anan. Don't miss it!

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England, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
5 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

If I had to recommend one thing to do in SE Alaska, this would be it. We used an organised tour from Alaska Waters (see separate review) which gave us 4 hours from the boat landing at the staging to departure from the staging. More time than that wouldn't have improved the experience. Following a briefing by a ranger at... More

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Wasington State
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22 reviews 22 reviews
6 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

Had a great time. Very professional operation, saw a lot of bears. The experience was exactly as expected.

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Top Contributor
64 reviews 64 reviews
10 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

Wow, what can I say about the US Forest Service people for making this available to people. Great job!

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Lake Wissota, Wisconsin
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45 reviews 45 reviews
12 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

Loved the trip with Brenda with the Alaska Charters and Adventures. She is very knowledgeable and will answer your questions and share information throughout the trip. She plans your trip according to your needs and desires. Some may be cheaper, but you will have more viewing time and will travel on the best tour to see the bears with Brenda... More

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Townsend, Tennessee
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

I have gone to An An four times this year, in total I have been there 6 times and never loose the need to go again. During the time of the Salmon run the Black and Grizzly bears come to feed on the multitude of Salmon that spawn and you can see all this right in front of you. The... More

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San Diego
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67 reviews 67 reviews
24 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

This was our primary excursion in Wrangell. It was pretty much as expected and we had a great time talking the guide that accompanied us.

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