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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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Bear Sightings

Walking along the boardwalk in this area is very beautiful. Spent some time just looking at the... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
virginias729
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Santa Rosa, CA
No fish , No Bears

When we visited the fish hadn’t arrived , so no hears were there, saw a Beaver building his wall... read more

Reviewed 27 October 2017
Gary J
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Latrobe Valley
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“day pass” (9 reviews)
“bears feeding” (6 reviews)
“viewing area” (8 reviews)
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
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Tongass National Forest, Ketchikan-Misty Fiords Ranger District, Hyder, AK
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+1 250-636-2367
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Walking along the boardwalk in this area is very beautiful. Spent some time just looking at the forest, creek, etc. The site was created for observing bears when they are catching fish during the salmon runs. An incredible experience!!!

Thank virginias729
Reviewed 27 October 2017 via mobile

When we visited the fish hadn’t arrived , so no hears were there, saw a Beaver building his wall which the park supervisor was pulling down to lower the water level. Ended up riding to Salmon Glacier 18 miles past the wildlife observatory. Now that...More

Thank Gary J
Reviewed 27 October 2017

The bears weren't catching fish for the three hours I was there but had fun talking to people from all over the world and enjoying the scenery. I saw about 20 bears and some up close driving from the highway to Stewart and that was...More

Thank ArcticMoonBeam
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 Explore1995
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
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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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