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Address: Katmai National Park and Preserve, AK
Phone Number: +1 907-243-1595
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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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once-in-a-lifetime-experience

stunning grizzlies catching king salmons! definitely worth the money, as it is a once in a lifetime thing!

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed November 1, 2016
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 1, 2016

stunning grizzlies catching king salmons! definitely worth the money, as it is a once in a lifetime thing!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 30, 2016

Booking is easy only no credit cards accepted.I flew from Vancouver to King Salmon at 5am where you are weighed and then wait around for the fog to clear or we had to.A short flight over gorgeous country in a float plane to Katmai Bay.We were briefed about the rules of the park and the history and then you are... More 

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Manchester, New Hampshire
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 22, 2016

The rangers were all extremely helpful. They had great communication with each other, telling where there was a "bear jam" which meant bears were too close to the trail and helping us to places where we could observe the bears. It was the very end of the season but we still saw a couple of bears fishing at the falls... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 19, 2016 via mobile

I have been following explore.org for a few years and have wanted to go see the bears. I did a day trip up and what an experience! The weather cooperated and do did the bears. Otis, 503 and Walker entertained us at the falls catching salmon. Divot and her three Cubs caused a bear jam for almost two hours at... More 

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La Jolla, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 16, 2016

- 8 brown bears playing in the water and catching salmon - all in one frame - Salmon jumping up a waterfall. Brown bears catching them mid-air - Walking along a hike to go to the Falls, only to see right in the eyes of huge brown bear walking on the trail right towards you - Alpha male getting territorial... More 

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 13, 2016

After watching the live web cams on Explore.org for the past four years, I fell in love with Brooks Falls and the bears that live there. Going to Brooks Camp and staying at Brooks Lodge was worth every penny that it cost to get there. The cost for my airline ticket from NC to Anchorage was $900, then from Anchorage... More 

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 29, 2016

If you go any month to Katmai National Park and would like to see the Grizzlies in action for catching the salmon during the annual run upstream, plan ahead 18 months! It is a sight that one must see for themselves to believe it! It was well worth each dollar spent to see these bears in their natural environment! Unbelievable... More 

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Jensen Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 28, 2016

I've been watching the bears here on explore.org's live webcams for a few years now, so this trip was a dream come true. A viewing platform and the passionate park rangers made this a safe and educational experience. I hope I get to go back!

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Kandy, Sri Lanka
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 18, 2016 via mobile

Must see place in life time . Has to walk 1.6 miles from the lodge but worth of seeing brown bears catching salmon fish at the fall. Safety and cleanliness were maintained ,well by the staff and Rangers .

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Portsmouth, New Hampshire
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 16, 2016

These animals are amazing, and it was very special to watch them from Brooks Falls. We didn't go to the viewing platform mid-day (there was a bear sleeping on the trail, causing delays, so we watched from the lower river) but it was not busy after day-visitors left. There isn't much on tv for the rangers, so many of them... More 

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