Brooks River, Katmai National Park and Preserve

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Brooks River is located in Katmai National Park and Preserve. To visit Brooks River on your trip to Katmai National Park and Preserve, use our Katmai National Park and Preserve online itinerary planner .
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  • Perfect especially at the time of the salmon migration, when the Brooks River is full of Red Sockeye Salmon. Here, there are many places to watch, even on the platform near the bridge or the second platform beneath the Brooks falls. Especially in September, you can see many brown bears, often mothers with Cubs, relax here catching salmon, play or just sleep. Therefore it may well be that the bridge is temporarily blocked because the brown bears like to stop at the bridge! From the bridge, you have a great look at the mouth of the Brook River with its many arms in the Lakes, where time and again brown bears roam around.
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  • .. come here together on this river with small islands and widely branched arms. A pedestrian bridge and several platforms are there for the visitors.
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  • 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 b...  more »

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Where to stay in Katmai National Park and Preserve

Katmai National Park allows Katmailand, Inc. to run two lodges on park land: Brooks Lodge and Grosvenor Lodge. Both offer rustic accommodations and food and beverage service. You can also bunk down in a handful of other privately owned and operated lodges around the border of the park. If you're unable to secure a place to stay in any of these spots, try to reserve a room at one of the lodges in the town of King Salmon, which lies east of the park. The park's developed Brooks Camp campground provides a place to pitch your tent, or you can camp in the wilderness.
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