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This is a must do when visiting Alaska. I saved it for our last event and wow was it the experienced I dreamed it would be. If you can spend the night either camping or in a cabin to get more time here. You have...More
We booked our stay at Brooks Lodge inside Katmai National Park for 3 days the first of August 2017 we booked 10 months in advance and could not book anytime during the month of July it was full. July is suppose to be the best...More
This place is amazing! On our way to the falls we saw a mother bear and her two cubs coming towards us in the opposite direction. We were surprised but stayed calm. So, we backed up slowly about a quarter of a mile until we...More
I went solo camping in Katmai for a week. It was amazing. I went the first week of July. The salmon were running. Here are some tips:
1. Book a few days if you can. The weather can be rainy, overcast, etc. For Photography, you...More
Day trippers here - cliff note version: Saw nine bears just getting from the plane to the beach. There were extensive bear jams at the bridge crossing. Due to low water levels the bears were having an easier time catching salmon in the lower river....More
We were at Brooks Camp, in KNP&P, on a very wet day and on a same-day roundtrip from Anchorage. Except for the weather, we had it all!
It was late in July and the salmon run was at its peak.
We saw brown bears in...More
It's a bucket list event. From the moment you step on to the small float plane, to the first encounter with a bear. The flight over with Katmai air was great friendly professional pilots. As we landed two brown bears were fighting on the beach....More
Loved Brooks the first time and loved it again now. We camped behind a secure electric fence and stored food and gear in separate walk-in lockers. Campsite was spotless and vault toilets were cleaned and restocked regularly. But crossing the floating bridge to get to...More
What an experience. We were greeted by 8 bears as we landed in our float plane. Otis arrived less than 5 minutes after we got to the platform. He ate 15 fish in 75 minutes. Surprisingly, the bears only eat the brain, roe, and skin,...More