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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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  • Average1%
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“salmon run” (18 reviews)
“fish” (35 reviews)
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Katmai National Park and Preserve, AK
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+1 907-243-1595
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"salmon run"
in 18 reviews
"fish"
in 35 reviews
"viewing platform"
in 30 reviews
"king salmon"
in 39 reviews
"float plane"
in 37 reviews
"day trip"
in 48 reviews
"lower platform"
in 10 reviews
"the river"
in 25 reviews
"bucket list"
in 9 reviews
"katmai air"
in 13 reviews
"bear viewing"
in 17 reviews
"watching bears"
in 8 reviews
"salmon jumping"
in 7 reviews
"mother bear"
in 6 reviews
"an amazing experience"
in 6 reviews
"three days"
in 6 reviews
"once in a lifetime"
in 10 reviews
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Reviewed yesterday

Tuesday, 24 July 2018, booked through Katmailand. This trip included transportation by 4 different flights, 2 by turboprop, and 2 by floatplane. As a pilot, I can vouch for the safety and efficiency of all the flights. The first thing after landing at Brooks Lake...More

Thank garykitty
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Seeing the Bears was just simply amazing. The viewing platform is great and we spent a good hour and a half observing the bears. We had to wait two hours when we arrived to cross the bridge, though, as there were bears within 50 yard...More

Thank Dawn W
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Reviewed 3 days ago

This was our 56th National Park and one of the best to which we have been. There are no roads in or out of the Park, so most visitors get there by bush plane to King Salmon and then a float plane to one of...More

Thank IdaIllinois
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The high light of our Alaska trip. Nature at its best!! Speechless ! The bear , the cubs and the jumping salmon .. wow!

Thank Darla B
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

After seeing all the nature shows on the falls, decided to make the trip. Flew a turboprop on Pitt Air from Anchorage to King Salmon, then a float plane (Katmai Air) to Brooks Lake. It’s 18 minute flight over in a 6 passenger or 10...More

Thank WishIWasInTexas
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I had the privilege of spending time watching the bears at Brooks Falls. It was amazing. The best viewing is at the upper falls where you can see bears grabbing salmon out of the water. Some fish below the falls, some above where you can...More

1  Thank Christine G
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Reviewed 1 week ago

So many bears and so close up. Im going back with my kids one day! Loved loved loved this opportunity.

1  Thank lisa s
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We took a day trip from Anchorage with KatmaiLand. The trip went as planned. We arrived at Katmai, had a delicious lunch and then headed out to see the bears at the Upper Falls. Wait time was around 90min. But the viewing was very well...More

Thank Nanda S
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Make sure to either arrive early or to at least go and give your name to the ranger as soon as you can to ensure you get a go at the upper platforms. Not that you don't get to see the bears feeding from the...More

Thank Rita593
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Wonderful experience. Highly recommended. The bears are wild and you need to be vigilant and respectful. Visitors need to be quiet when at the falls - dont get so excited that you cheer the bears when they catch a fish! Also be aware of your...More

Thank DeM255060
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DiannesReviews
27 February 2018|
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Response from DiannesReviews |
Thanks so much Marilyn - great timing as we are going on this trip tomorrow! So looking forward to it :-)
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EMSCHO23
20 January 2018|
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Response from 1909_Chris | Reviewed this property |
August will be fine, enjoy your trip!
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stephaniekoren
5 January 2018|
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Response from LORIAN65 | Reviewed this property |
I can answer was there early July but no there bears arnt there in June they wait for the salmon run to start which starts July u might be lucky I don't think so good luck email the park they'll give u more info
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