Lake Clark NP – Silver Salmon Creek
Your Silver Salmon Creek Bear Viewing Adventure begins on morning ten, when you depart Anchorage on a small plane and head south along the Cook Inlet. The flight in itself will be a highlight of your trip; this scenic route takes you by 3 active volcanoes, numerous salmon streams, glaciers, and other Alaskan sights. The flight down takes about 1 hour, once there the aircraft will land on the beach of Silver Salmon Creek at low tide. Your naturalist bear guide will meet the plane on the beach and bring you up to the lodge for a bear orientation via 4-wheeler.
The Silver Salmon Creek Bear Viewing begins after a brief bear orientation aimed at safety. From the lodge you will go out into this ideal bear habitat to watch these creatures interact with each other in the wild. Your guide will take you through the park, adding to your safety and answering any questions you may have about the bears. The area is excellent for viewing the bears because of the layout and geography; it is a 5 miles stretch of prairie grassland and beachfront. These are coastal bears that are in fields, along creeks, feeding and raising young. This adventure offers more landscape, field, and bear views. Watch as they frolic in the grass with their cubs, dig for clams, and take afternoon naps. Silver Salmon Creek is becoming well known as the BEST bear viewing in Alaska, and for good reason. This area is home mostly to Brown Bears, but it is not uncommon to see a few Black Bears in the area as well.
After Bear Viewing head back to the lodge for a hearty homemade lunch and refreshments. Relax in the comfort of one of the nicest lodges in Alaska for a while before heading back out for the afternoon session with the bears. Return flight to Anchorage that evening. Two departure times available: 8AM to 3PM or 11AM to 6PM. Times are approximate for general planning only.
Bear sightings cannot be guaranteed. Due to volatile weather in remote bear viewing regions, we HIGHLY recommend travel insurance.