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Salmon fishing at Brooks Falls

The Bears of Brooks Falls

Brooks Falls in Katmai National Park is world renowned for its large population of grizzly bears, mainly due to the prolific amounts of salmon to be found in the Brooks River.

The Bears of Brooks Falls, Alaska

Brooks Falls in Katmai National Park is world renowned for its large population of grizzly bears, mainly due to the prolific amounts of salmon to be found in the Brooks River.

This excursion can be arranged as part of your tailor-made trip to Alaska. It begins in Anchorage with a flight, via King Salmon or Kulik Lodge, to Brooks. The first flight will be on a fixed-wing, wheeled aeroplane, and the second flight is on a smaller float plane.

On arrival you will be met by park service staff for a brief orientation and after that you are free for independent bear viewing at Brooks Falls, where you share special platforms offering unobstructed, close-up bear viewing with fellow visitors.

Along with the bear viewing, there are a number of National Park Ranger programmes available each day, and it is possible to organise kayaking, hiking or fishing excursions.

Bears are typically seen in the area all summer long (sightings are always possible but never guaranteed), however best viewing is generally determined by the runs of salmon that choke the river each year. Later that afternoon, you will be collected to begin your journey back to Anchorage. (approx length of trip - 10 to 12 hours).

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Alternative places to stay nearby

Where possible, we like to offer a range of accommodation for each stop of your trip, chosen by our specialists as some of their favourite places to stay. To help you make the right choice, we give each property a rating based on its facilities and service, but we also look for hotels with distinct character or a location that can’t be bettered.

Experiences while staying here

The following activities are designed to give you the most authentic experiences of the area where you’re staying. We work with local guides, who use their knowledge and often a resident’s eye to show you the main sights and more out-of-the-way attractions. Our specialists can also suggest outdoor pursuits and activities, such as cooking classes, that will introduce you to the traditions of the area’s inhabitants.