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Fish Creek Wildlife Observation Site

#2 of 4 things to do in Hyder Features Animals
Tongass National Forest, Ketchikan-Misty Fiords Ranger District, Hyder, AK
+1 250-636-2367
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Beautiful setting and great wildlife spotting

We visited Fish Creek twice. There is parking on either side of a protective walkway and this is... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
William S
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Bridport, United Kingdom
Really cool facility

It is great what they have built so that people can observe bears safely. Sadly, wrong time of year... read more

Reviewed 8 June 2017
thomjane
,
Campbell River, Canada
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“day pass” (9 reviews)
“viewing area” (8 reviews)
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
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Tongass National Forest, Ketchikan-Misty Fiords Ranger District, Hyder, AK
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+1 250-636-2367
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Reviewed 4 days ago

We visited Fish Creek twice. There is parking on either side of a protective walkway and this is followed by entry to the second raised protected boardwalk which winds through a fast running river to the left and large lake to the right. We saw...More

Thank William S
Reviewed 8 June 2017

It is great what they have built so that people can observe bears safely. Sadly, wrong time of year to really see them. August is the month when the salmon are running. Having said that, as soon as we left the facility, we saw a...More

1  Thank thomjane
Reviewed 19 February 2017 via mobile

A secure and educational way of watching grizzlys in their natural environment. Staff is very helpful and professional. We bought a three day pass and watched three different bears each night

Thank Louise B
Reviewed 4 January 2017

This place is only fun when the bears are around. The salmon was gone when we were here, and then there is not much to see at the observation point. Though, it is made to see bears up close, so much be exciting when they...More

Thank marijkeverhasselt
Reviewed 15 November 2016

Fish Creek Observation site is the place bears come to fish it is on the outskirts of Hyder which the Americans proudly say is a Ghost Town. If you are lucky you can get to see a bear fishing though the time I was there...More

Thank worwon
Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

Take advantage of the opportunity to stroll down the fish Creek board walk and bear viewing area. For a moderate fee, you get a chance to see grizzly bears up close, catching their fill of salmon in preparation for winter

Thank mejohnny93
Reviewed 11 October 2016

Much thanks to the rangers at the Fish Creek Wildlife Boardwalk! You guys have so much patience dealing with "bear paparazzi" from all over the world. My husband and I visited the week of Sept 10, somewhat after the big salmon trip up river. We...More

Thank DHPhotography
Reviewed 3 October 2016

Great spot to see Salmon spawning and bears in the wild catching salmon. It took us a couple of visits before we saw a bear despite being in peak season. You don't really need a long lens camera as the bears can be quite close...More

1  Thank MellissaCase4680
Reviewed 24 September 2016

Wanted to make sure we stopped here with the kids. Awesome place, followed the raised boardwalk above the river system that keeps you save from the bears, and us away from them. amazing view of the spawning happening in the river from life to death,...More

Thank bigcahoon
Reviewed 17 September 2016

By the time we were at Fish Creek in late August, the Bears were really tired of eating Salmon, so we did not see Bears from the viewing platform area. However it was fascinating to see hundreds of Pink and Chum Salmon still spawning, dying...More

Thank maramQ8424KX
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Response from Louise B | Reviewed this property |
Early september or late august is the best time😀Good luck! It's amazing
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