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“salmon” (49 reviews)
“bald eagles” (19 reviews)
“rented a car” (6 reviews)
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Haines, AK
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Reviewed 2 days ago

We visited the park between 1930 and 2200 and then 0615 and 0900 the following morning. We saw at least a dozen bald eagles and one bear.

Thank Will R
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Reviewed 5 days ago

I took a Bus Trip to the Chilkoot River to see the Bears catching the Salmon, and it was a wonderful experience. For anyone who want's to see bears in their natural habitat doing what Bears do, well this is the place to see them.

Thank paeonyrose
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Reviewed 2 October 2017

We rented a car and drove out to the river and then to the lake, stopping along the way. Although it was the end of September, there was still a salmon run going on. We saw eagles, seals, and lots of birds feasting on the...More

2  Thank sustrav
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Reviewed 5 September 2017 via mobile

Could stay here for days and not get enough of the views! ❤️saw a bear, tons of Eagles and Salmon traveling upstream. Beautiful location

Thank Kortney H
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Reviewed 2 September 2017

We were on a family tour to see the Black Bear, BYRNE from the rainbow Glacier Adventures took us to the Chilkoot River,Plenty of Bears and Eagles as well as tourists

Thank airport2015
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Reviewed 29 August 2017

Chilkoot River (not to be mistaken for the Chilkat River) is a great place to see bears! We drove out one evening, and were not disappointed. There were 3 bears eating salmon. A little drive up takes you to Chilkoot Lake, which is also very...More

2  Thank bibi569
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Reviewed 25 August 2017 via mobile

With our guide and a group of 10, we explored the banks of the Chilkoot River for brown bears and bald eagles. We weren't disappointed! We took the ferry from Skagway to Haines and saw beautiful scenery along the way. Met up with our guide...More

Thank Super Y
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Reviewed 22 August 2017

I signed up for an excursion to go canoeing and see wildlife in Haines. It was a beautiful lake! The guide had a motor boat, so there wasn't much active engagement. But it was really fun! The guide was passionate, and we saw a few...More

Thank Emily R
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Reviewed 8 August 2017

On our list of things to see in Alaska were bears and salmon and this offered both to us. We saw 2 grizzly bears catching and eating salmon...what a beautiful sight. We also saw 3 eagles and enjoyed nature's scenery around us. Truly an amazing...More

1  Thank Tracey M
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Reviewed 23 July 2017

Just a few miles out of town past the ferry terminal lies a local scenic gem: the Chilkoot River. Draining expansive Chilkoot Lake, the short (less than 3 miles long) river, flanked by a decent gravel road, offers views of spruce and hemlock forest, sparkling...More

1  Thank stevenmO3205EP
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Funinthesun299
26 May 2017|
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Response from Charles B | Reviewed this property |
We used Tom Ganner Photography . They offer a Photographer's Dream Package. Tom is an exceptional photographer and lives in Haines. Good shooting!
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FJO48
23 October 2015|
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Response from Sarah D | Reviewed this property |
I was there during the salmon run so caught a lot of Pinks. People were also catching Dolly Varden.
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