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Area on the Brooks River where a large number of brown bears spend their summer due to salmon migration.
Katmai National Park and Preserve, AK
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Reviewed 21 July 2013

Visiting Katmai Island was the true highlight of our Alaska experience. The number of bears, their proximity to us and the environment made us feel like we were truly in the wilderness where nature has been undisturbed. Excellent, excellent adventure!

3  Thank traveler2679
Reviewed 18 July 2013

The platforms are well located, but crowded at peak times. We really enjoyed photographing this place.

3  Thank gowest44
Reviewed 17 July 2013

This experience was one I will never forget. The proximity of these wild bears is simply amazing. We were greeted on the beach by a large bear as soon as our floatplane landed. Keep in mind....this is "their house" so the rangers move you out...More

5  Thank Dolphindelight
Reviewed 14 July 2013

Timing is important to view the bears fishing. There just wasn't a huge run of the salmon while we were there. But we saw plenty of bears patiently waiting at the bottom of the falls for the few fish that did appear. We got to...More

5  Thank airportbabe
Reviewed 13 July 2013

of course, go to katmai during the right season for bears... but also (and i'm not sure if this is even possible) try to time it so that you go on a day when there are plenty of fish. apparently they open up the fishing...More

3  Thank cdc2f
Reviewed 9 July 2013

As far as the bears go this is an extremely well run place. At least the bears seem fairly indifferent to our presence. I was stunned to see so many bears engaging in activities from fishing to mating, to napping by the side of the...More

5  Thank Mookiandsam
Reviewed 20 June 2013

We visited Brooks via float plane from Kulik lodge. It was part of our fly out package and we were hoping to see the bears at the famous falls while fly fishing our way up the Brooks river. The fishing was wonderfull but not easy...More

3  Thank Andre J
Reviewed 22 April 2013

When we landed on the lake a mother and two cubs greeted us on shore as we had to wait for them to leave before we could get out of the plane. Also when fishing another mother with a cub walking towards us we had...More

1  Thank wildlifeship
Reviewed 8 April 2013

Absolutely stunning, a MUST when traveling to Alaska. Worth every penny getting there! Seeing the bears so closely and watching them nab salmon from the falls was one of the highlights of my life. I felt safe the entire time and the staff at the...More

3  Thank Ashley C
Reviewed 25 March 2013

Seeing the bears close up was amazing. Amazing photo's. The people are hearded away from the bears. The bears have the right of way. And rightly so. I loved it.

1  Thank pgalaska
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Response from DiannesReviews | Reviewed this property |
Early July this year (2018)
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!