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Brooks River

Katmai National Park and Preserve, AK
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4 days and 3 nites in the most fascinating,best part of our 2 week Alaska vacation

First half day of arrival walked up to the falls and watched the bears fishing for silvers and... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Auburn, Maine
Brooks River is a bear mecca for salmon feeding!

Brooks River flows from Brooks Lake about a mile and a half long down to Naknek Lake. It is one of... read more

Reviewed 14 October 2016
North Carolina
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Katmai National Park and Preserve, AK

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

First half day of arrival walked up to the falls and watched the bears fishing for silvers and listened to all the stories from the rangers and biologists. Took some memorable photos and then had a great supper in the lodge. Cabin is tiny but...More

Thank ingraham2017
Reviewed 14 October 2016

Brooks River flows from Brooks Lake about a mile and a half long down to Naknek Lake. It is one of the earliest places where bears can feed on salmon, so they come to Brooks River in droves. There are several areas along the River...More

Thank jcamilleh
Reviewed 20 July 2016

Rent some waders and a guide to view the wildlife (bears) in the river. You can reserve a guide for $55/hr per person from Brooks Lodge. You'll walk towards the Riffles platform and enter the water 50-75 yards from Brooks Falls. While in the river,...More

1  Thank Lukeoline
Reviewed 17 July 2016

we stood at the falls for well over an hour just watching these amazing creatures. fighting playing and catching salmon

Thank 668jimmyj
Reviewed 2 July 2016 via mobile

We went to brooks to fish on landing you go and see a short film about how to brooks with the Bears We walked up to Brooke falls which is about 1.2 miles to see the fish jumping and the Bears fishing great views and...More

Thank Charles H
Reviewed 21 December 2015

This is one of th major reason people travel to Katmai National Park. The nice broad walk allows the best viewing in safety

1  Thank TravellingNature
Reviewed 23 September 2015

This is the most amazing place we've been. Who could guess one could be surrounded by these massive brown bears & enjoy watching & photographing them in virtual peace? Our national park system has given us common folks a rare treat in nature. Watching them...More

Thank WorldTravelers1218
Reviewed 20 September 2015

Bears, bears, bears. If you love to photograph wildlife, you;ll love Brooks River and Brooks Falls. You have to cross over the river to a viewing platform on the river on your way to the falls, so I am not sure why these are listed...More

1  Thank Live2TravelReview
Reviewed 26 August 2015

Brooks Falls is the highlight but you can see bears along the Brooks river. Brooks river is a probably less than 2 miles long, connecting Naknek lake and Brooks lake. Brooks camp and lodge are on the Naknek lake side. I saw people wading and...More

Thank BL007
Reviewed 15 August 2015

We flew in for this day trip with Bald Mountain Air from Homer. It's a 1,5 hour flight by floatplane. In the morning we had great views of Katchemak Bay, Mt Augustine and other volcanoes, the mountains and glaciers of Katmai NP. The return flight...More

Thank Ingrid D
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We will be docked in Juneau from 2PM-10PM July 25th. Are we able to book this trip during that time?
3 January 2017|
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How would I get there from Anchorage and what does it cost?
5 May 2015|
Response from Bruce P |
Pen air out of Anchorage can fly you to King Salmon. From King Salmon you can fly Katmai Air to Brooks Falls. Cost will run about $800.00 per person.