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Anan Creek Wildlife Viewing Site, Wrangell

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  • This was our third trip to SE Alaska and finally got to visit the bear reserve in Anan. Certainly one of the top highlighs of our trip. Would recommend to anyone, including families. The short hike....  more
    This was our third trip to SE Alaska and finally got to visit the bear reserve in Anan. Certainly one of the top highlighs of our trip. Would recommend to anyone, including families. The short hike....  more »
  • Brown and black bears at the same River eating salmon. One of my most memorable lifetime experiences! 
    Brown and black bears at the same River eating salmon. One of my most memorable lifetime experiences!  more »
  • You could go to Katmai to see bears from a hundred yards away and be shoulder to shoulder with other tourists or go to Anan and basically have the place to yourself and a dozen others. Yes it's out... 
    You could go to Katmai to see bears from a hundred yards away and be shoulder to shoulder with other tourists or go to Anan and basically have the place to yourself and a dozen others. Yes it's out...  more »
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  • We brought our own boat to the Anan Creek boat floating dock and rowed to shore. The hike to the bear observatory was on boardwalk and gravel trail. There were bald Eagles to see and either a bear or an eagle had dropped a salmon right onto the trail. We didn’t see any bears along the trail. Be prepared for tide changes if you bring your own craft to shore.
  • Absolutely stunning! Saw approximately 10 black bears and Cubs fishing for salmon. Saw over 10 American Bald eagles in the wild! The coolest part of our trip by far! Definitely worth a visit!
  • We booked a trip to Anan Creek in July while our cruise stopped in Ketchikan. We used Southeast Aviation who were great. It was a 45 min flight to Anan and saw some beautiful scenery. Prior to our flight Jim from Southeast went over the bear facts and made sure that everyone in our party understood. They have never had any problems with bears and humans and they want to keep it that way. There is a lower Park Ranger that takes your permit and again explains the bear facts. We did not have a guide but there were 6 of us so we did not feel we were any danger. The trail to the lookout platform was a wooden boardwalk most of the way with a few stretches of dirt but very manageable. It took about 20 minutes to walk to the lookout with out seeing any bears. Once you are to the lookout there is another ranger. Along the way you will see numerous bald eagles. The walk itself is beautiful when you are not watching for bears. The platform was amazing. There were several black bears feeding in the creek. Some would stay awhile while others would come grab a salmon and take off. Be sure to sign up for the photo blind as soon as you get there. The photo blind is down at creek level and offers some amazing vantages of the bears up close. We had one grizzly walk right under us. The time slots are for a 30 minute period in the photo blind. We saw may 10-15 bears while we were there. Mostly black bears but two grizzlies. It was truly a once in a life time experience. We would do this again in a second.
  • Awesome day and seen bears Thank you Alaska Waters
  • Wonderful bears and wildlife. Number of eagles could not be counted Salmon were so prolific,River was solid moving grey.Unbelievable!!!!

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