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Area on the Brooks River where a large number of brown bears spend their summer due to salmon migration.
Katmai National Park and Preserve, AK
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Reviewed 21 September 2018

Loved every minute of our time here! Trip of a lifetime and we can't wait to go back one day! Definitely a must see and experience!

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 20 September 2018 via mobile

We were so thrilled to see many bears in mid August . It turned out late afternoon was the best time. A once in a lifetime experience and well worth the effort to get there and the cost. Even the float plane is an experience....More

Date of experience: August 2018
2  Thank bradbf
Reviewed 18 September 2018

The bears are amazing because they know their survival depends on eating enough salmon to get them through hibernation. Most of the people at the falls are fairly intelligent; but, some make just really stupid comments. Most photographers (and there are a lot) are fairly...More

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank I13JAmarym
Reviewed 3 September 2018 via mobile

If you want to see the bears in their natural habitat close-by. You have to go there! It’s worth the visit

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank aishaa873
Reviewed 22 August 2018

The price is steep to get to Katmai, but worth every penny! When we had our chance to view at the upper falls there were 19 bears in the river! It was stunning. Walking between the platform areas you do have to watch our for...More

Date of experience: July 2018
2  Thank venom550pm
Reviewed 18 August 2018 via mobile

Didn't see bear fishing salmons since it wasn't July yet, but it was worthy anyway. Quite and pacific, we fell in love with this place. You can find a bear everywhere. It was expensive to get there, but if you sleep in the camp you...More

Date of experience: June 2018
1  Thank chiarys2015
Reviewed 13 August 2018

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

Date of experience: July 2018
12  Thank garykitty
Reviewed 13 August 2018

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

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank Dawn W
Reviewed 11 August 2018

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

Date of experience: July 2018
7  Thank IdaIllinois
Reviewed 7 August 2018 via mobile

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

Date of experience: July 2018
5  Thank 791darlan
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Response from DiannesReviews | Reviewed this property |
Hi, that's a beautiful lodge in a beautiful area, we had tea there one night when we stayed at Cooper Landing. As for bear viewing, you can't beat Brooks Falls. We used Rusts Flying Service who leave from Anchorage which is... More
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Response from DiannesReviews | Reviewed this property |
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Response from Marilyn L |
I can't believe the negative reviews for Brooks Falls. It was an incredible life-changing experience that will forever alter your view of bears. First - do your research and find out the best time to go. The falls are not... More