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Brooks Falls

Katmai National Park and Preserve, AK
+1 907-243-1595
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Area on the Brooks River where a large number of brown bears spend their summer due to salmon migration.
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Katmai National Park and Preserve, AK
+1 907-243-1595
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

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

1  Thank johncon24
Reviewed 4 days ago

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

Thank Traveler_from_Alaska
Reviewed 5 days ago

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

Thank Mike W
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

What a show at Brook falls!  I heard a lot about Salmon run at Brooks fall and bear catching it. So I wanted to see them with own eyes. For me it was a costly affair $750 for tickets for day trip (from Anchorage to...More

Thank MKP5456
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a great place to watch bears fishing for salmon. Tons of Salmon jumping and plenty of bear walking around in their environment to take incredibly unbelievable pictures.

Thank AquaDogTX
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The Lodge was basic, clean and very friendly, bears roam in and around the lodge supervised by Park rangers. They all do an outstanding service to keep guests safe as possible. The best jams I have ever been to. Not on the lodge side because...More

Thank Wilma M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

In July, the bears fish right before your eyes. An incredible experience I will always remember! Lots of serious photographers come here. Preview the bears on the webcam, mounted on the same platform by the falls where guests stand -- it's at explore.org

Thank John G
Reviewed 1 week ago

Ok, here goes, very shoddy searvice from the park rangers, if your disabled dont even think about it, I'm partly disabled, but really wanted o see the bears eating the salmon, in the salmon season, yes its like slow motion David Attenborough!when you get there,but...More

1  Thank LORIAN65
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was the event of a lifetime, at least the event of my life! Words cannot describe the sites taken in. The Rangers were informative and most importantly protective, and of the people too! Do not go to Alaska and not experience Brooks Falls !

Thank Travellongs2
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We spent three nights at the Brooks Lodge in order to view and photograph the bears at the falls. It was worth the effort! While late June isn't the high season for bears or salmon, it's also not the high season for people. There were...More

1  Thank fewsl
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Morgan S
29 May 2017|
Response from ZIMING Z | Reviewed this property |
July is the best time. There is only limited salmon on June. So the chance to watch bear is also limited.