Katmai NP – Brooks Falls
The federally-protected Katmai National Park and Preserve is world famous for Alaska brown bear viewing. Accessible only by air, this is Alaska wilderness in its rawest form. Alaska Bear Viewing at Brooks Falls in Katmai National Park gives you the world famous views of Grizzly Bears catching wild salmon as they stand atop a waterfall. There is no picture quite like it. Brooks Falls bear viewing is the true definition of a wilderness destination. It is located in the heart of Katmai National Park in south west Alaska. This one of a kind bear habitat is sure to please whoever visits.
Your Katmai Bear Viewing Adventure Begins when you depart Anchorage on one of our aircraft and head south along the Cook Inlet. This scenic flight takes you on a route by 2 active volcanoes, numerous salmon streams, and glaciers on your way to Lake Clark Pass – a mountain pass used by bush pilots for years to get back and forth across the Alaska Range. Fly through this crack in the mountains and spot for sheep on the mountain sides.
Landing at Katmai you begin to see why Brown Bears choose to make this place their home. Salmon streams, mountain backdrops, large lakes, and thick forests surround you on this excursion. After getting out of the plane you will go through a quick bear orientation with one of the park rangers. From there it is off to explore this bear country. A short walk through the park to a bear viewing platform which will provide you with shots of a lifetime of bears catching salmon as they make their way up Brooks Falls. After you spend a few hours bear viewing a hearty pack lunch will be served, and then it is back out to catch these bears in action.
Depart Anchorage 8 a.m. Return Anchorage 6 p.m. Times are approximate and are for general planning only.
Bear sightings cannot be guaranteed. Due to volatile weather in remote bear viewing regions, we HIGHLY recommend travel insurance.