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Address: Katmai National Park and Preserve, AK
Phone Number: 9072431595
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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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Bears, bears, bears

It's a long day if you're flying in from Anchorage, BUT, if you don't go you will regret it for the rest of your life. This is the pinnacle of our month tour of Canada & Alaska... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
Peter K
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Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
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Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

It's a long day if you're flying in from Anchorage, BUT, if you don't go you will regret it for the rest of your life. This is the pinnacle of our month tour of Canada & Alaska. Expensive yes, but worth ever $. From the Sea plane flight to walking up to the viewing platform for his is one experience... More 

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Definitely a bucket list worthy destination. Katmai NP is literally in the middle of no where. It requires a float plane just to get there. However, if you go in July when the salmon are running you will be rewarded with bears catching salmon. The National Park service has built a platform near the falls that keeps you and the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We flew to Brooks via Katmair Air from King Salmon. We loved the floatplane experience (even having to be weighed beforehand!). Day 1 we watched the bears, then back to King Salmon overnight, then back on the floatplane for day 2's bus tour of the Valley of 10,000 Smokes. We were there 4/5 July and saw maybe 8-10 bears at... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Probably the one place in Alaska that we'd seen and heard most about before we go there. The photos of the Bears fishing at Brooks Falls are world famous. We spent two days there and it totally delivered. We saw plenty of bears, including two mums each with three cubs. It's more than a mile to walk from Brooks Lodge... More 

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Seattle
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This was so great. At one point we saw 12 bears catching salmon. Certainly worth going to see. I'd go back!

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Dallas, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Peak season means crowds. Everyone wants to see the same thing-bears and salmon. You will see bears close up. You will get great pictures. One day the line list started at 9 AM. You wait on the next platform down, which also has views of the falls (little farther away) and likely bears in the river in front of this... More 

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Waco, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

If you want to see bears visit Brooks Falls during the salmon run. There is a wait to get to the platform to view the falls. We waited 1-2 hours each day. While waiting you can hang out at the Ripples platform and watch for bears in the river. We saw great activity from both platforms. Arrive early, if possible,... More 

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Clarkdale, Arizona
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a great place that has the event spoiled by a few things that are poorly managed. We got to see bears eating salmon at the falls....very good. We spent a lot of money to fly over there, walk to the site, get put on a waiting list, wait for almost two hours on a warm day and then... More 

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Mount Prospect, Il
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The number one thing we wanted to do on our first trip to Alaska was Brooks Falls. After finding the Brooks Falls live bear cam and doing a bit of research, I knew we had to go. I was unable to book a night at the lodge because it was already sold out. I guess, if you would like to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

single most amazing place I have every been. I hope to go back one day. and spend a week there. to be ALMOST 1 with the bears

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