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Fish Creek Wildlife Observation Site

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Tongass National Forest, Ketchikan-Misty Fiords Ranger District, Hyder, AK
+1 250-636-2367
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PATIENCE!

What an experience! Brown and black bears trading places on the water to eat the salmon! First... read more

Reviewed 7 September 2017
PeteLikesFishing
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Bozeman, Montana
via mobile
Well done

This is a good site to watch bears and other animals from a safe platform. The rangers have been... read more

Reviewed 3 September 2017
Anne1617
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Leipzig, Germany
via mobile
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“day pass” (9 reviews)
“bears feeding” (6 reviews)
“viewing area” (8 reviews)
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
LOCATION
Tongass National Forest, Ketchikan-Misty Fiords Ranger District, Hyder, AK
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+1 250-636-2367
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Reviewed 7 September 2017 via mobile

What an experience! Brown and black bears trading places on the water to eat the salmon! First thoughts: This isn't a zoo! Even during the height of the salmon run, you may go several hours without seeing a bear. There is more to the site...More

Thank PeteLikesFishing
Reviewed 3 September 2017 via mobile

This is a good site to watch bears and other animals from a safe platform. The rangers have been really nice and answered every question. Saw one bear

Thank Anne1617
Reviewed 29 August 2017 via mobile

We visited the creek in August for three days. You really need to visit early morning (< 800) or late afternoon (> 1800) to have good viewings. During the day changes are low. We saw six bears fishing! But it takes patience, no easy one...More

Thank Rirrir
Reviewed 17 August 2017

We saw 5 black bears, some fishing, others just walking along creek. We missed the brown bears that came around dark and early in morning. Great place and felt totally safe.

Thank Rgklever
Reviewed 31 July 2017 via mobile

A fantastic place to watch bears and eagles feasting on the salmon. Best times are morning and evening but we saw bears at all times of the day. Entrance fee is in US or Canadian dollars.

Thank R4546JUrichards
Reviewed 19 July 2017

We visited Fish Creek twice. There is parking on either side of a protective walkway and this is followed by entry to the second raised protected boardwalk which winds through a fast running river to the left and large lake to the right. We saw...More

1  Thank William S
Reviewed 8 June 2017

It is great what they have built so that people can observe bears safely. Sadly, wrong time of year to really see them. August is the month when the salmon are running. Having said that, as soon as we left the facility, we saw a...More

1  Thank thomjane
Reviewed 19 February 2017 via mobile

A secure and educational way of watching grizzlys in their natural environment. Staff is very helpful and professional. We bought a three day pass and watched three different bears each night

Thank Louise B
Reviewed 4 January 2017

This place is only fun when the bears are around. The salmon was gone when we were here, and then there is not much to see at the observation point. Though, it is made to see bears up close, so much be exciting when they...More

Thank marijkeverhasselt
Reviewed 15 November 2016

Fish Creek Observation site is the place bears come to fish it is on the outskirts of Hyder which the Americans proudly say is a Ghost Town. If you are lucky you can get to see a bear fishing though the time I was there...More

Thank worwon
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eg214
18 June 2017|
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Response from powell2765 | Reviewed this property |
We were there Aug. 8th lots of fish and both bears. One mother had 3 cubs and what a thrill watching them perform right in front of us. The salmon have to be running and they will be there all day not just morning and night.
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