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Brooks River

Katmai National Park and Preserve, AK
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Highlight of our vacation!

We flew from anchorage to the brooks river lodge and already the arrival with the waterplane... read more

Reviewed 16 November 2017
via mobile

This review is for both the river and falls (I'm not sure why they are separate). Totally awesome... read more

Reviewed 5 September 2017
Bay Area
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One of the best sites for spotting brown bears, this river flows through the heart of Katmai National Park.
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  • Very good13%
  • Average0%
  • Poor0%
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Katmai National Park and Preserve, AK

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Reviewed 16 November 2017 via mobile

We flew from anchorage to the brooks river lodge and already the arrival with the waterplane through this stunnig area was great. After 20 minutes of coaching by a ranger you are allowed to move in this area all on your own and experience the...More

Thank Fabi_kuhn
Reviewed 5 September 2017

This review is for both the river and falls (I'm not sure why they are separate). Totally awesome, absolutely unique opportunity to see the bears up close and IN THEIR NATURAL HABITAT. I stress that because yes, there are "inconveniences" where you have to wait...More

Thank kosBayArea
Reviewed 28 August 2017

Salmon still heading upstream in early August and not as crowded with tourists as July (according to friends/rangers)

1  Thank Gma28
Reviewed 16 August 2017

The quick float plan flight soon was near over when we spied a bear playing in the water close to where we touched down. Instructed to go attend the BEAR TALK, we did then headed down a path thru cabins to the lodge to eat...More

1  Thank Kenneth C
Reviewed 9 August 2017

Visited the River from Brooks Lodge during peak feeding seasons. Great activity view-able from any of three large viewing platforms.

1  Thank Robert L
Reviewed 7 August 2017

First of all I need to point out that the badly managed title is not for the tour company but the rangers of brooks lodge. We did the day tour from Anchorage. It started with about an hour’s flight to King Salmon. From there we...More

Thank Stamrish1
Reviewed 26 July 2017

Superb 2 days seeing 17+ bears at the falls. Flown in early (7:30am) and beat the bear jams for a great 2 days

1  Thank Graham B
Reviewed 23 July 2017

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 15 July 2017

The entire Brooks River is a marvel in late June! There are salmon, trout and bears to eat them. It was well worth the effort required to get here. I would reccomned staying at least overnight, if not longer. The bears are most active before...More

Thank fewsl
Reviewed 14 July 2017

Wonderful watching all the bears, very low water leavels this year, makes it heearder for the bears, gardened if you love salmon, ad go salmon fishing, its not a case of am i going to get any, but how many am i going to get,...More

Thank LORIAN65
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11 January 2018|
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Response from LORIAN65 | Reviewed this property |
Hi id advice a mostitoe hat or mask its very necessary trust me it sounds funny but wish id of known about them before i went lots of bug spray hat glaseeesfilm battery Camara water sunscreen sandwiches of some kind for... More
18 August 2017|
Response from LORIAN65 | Reviewed this property |
Hi you get 1 hr maximum your names on a sheet there very strict but that’s more than long enough it depends what platform the bears are if u go to the first one u still deserve everything
3 January 2017|
Response from LORIAN65 | Reviewed this property |
Yes lucky you from july onwards go to the anchorage tourist board in the middle of town book through them or vi the web site it gets booked very quickly