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Area on the Brooks River where a large number of brown bears spend their summer due to salmon migration.
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Katmai National Park and Preserve, AK
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+1 907-243-1595
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Loved every minute of our time here! Trip of a lifetime and we can't wait to go back one day! Definitely a must see and experience!

Thank Lori H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We were so thrilled to see many bears in mid August . It turned out late afternoon was the best time. A once in a lifetime experience and well worth the effort to get there and the cost. Even the float plane is an experience....More

Thank bradbf
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The bears are amazing because they know their survival depends on eating enough salmon to get them through hibernation. Most of the people at the falls are fairly intelligent; but, some make just really stupid comments. Most photographers (and there are a lot) are fairly...More

1  Thank I13JAmarym
Reviewed 4 September 2018 via mobile

If you want to see the bears in their natural habitat close-by. You have to go there! It’s worth the visit

1  Thank Aisha A
Reviewed 23 August 2018

The price is steep to get to Katmai, but worth every penny! When we had our chance to view at the upper falls there were 19 bears in the river! It was stunning. Walking between the platform areas you do have to watch our for...More

2  Thank venom550pm
Reviewed 18 August 2018 via mobile

Didn't see bear fishing salmons since it wasn't July yet, but it was worthy anyway. Quite and pacific, we fell in love with this place. You can find a bear everywhere. It was expensive to get there, but if you sleep in the camp you...More

1  Thank chiary s
Reviewed 13 August 2018

Tuesday, 24 July 2018, booked through Katmailand. This trip included transportation by 4 different flights, 2 by turboprop, and 2 by floatplane. As a pilot, I can vouch for the safety and efficiency of all the flights. The first thing after landing at Brooks Lake...More

8  Thank garykitty
Reviewed 13 August 2018

Seeing the Bears was just simply amazing. The viewing platform is great and we spent a good hour and a half observing the bears. We had to wait two hours when we arrived to cross the bridge, though, as there were bears within 50 yard...More

1  Thank Dawn W
Reviewed 12 August 2018

This was our 56th National Park and one of the best to which we have been. There are no roads in or out of the Park, so most visitors get there by bush plane to King Salmon and then a float plane to one of...More

3  Thank IdaIllinois
Reviewed 7 August 2018 via mobile

The high light of our Alaska trip. Nature at its best!! Speechless ! The bear , the cubs and the jumping salmon .. wow!

3  Thank Darla B
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Sylvio M
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Early July this year (2018)
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27 February 2018|
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Response from DiannesReviews |
Thanks so much Marilyn - great timing as we are going on this trip tomorrow! So looking forward to it :-)
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Response from 1909_Chris | Reviewed this property |
August will be fine, enjoy your trip!
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