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Best places to see bears in Alaska.

Alaska is one of the best places to see bears in their natural enviornment as they come to the streams to fish salmon.

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McNeil River Game Sanctuary

McNeil River Game Sanctuary

McNeil river holds the highest concentartions of brown bears on the planet. More than 150 brown bears frequent the river during Summer because it hosts some of the largest runs of salmon on the planet. Up to seventy bears have been seen at once. Only 13 permits are issued a day, and you can only win them by a lottery which is held early in the year. It is only accesible by floatplane. There is a campground there. Other wildlife frequently seen there include fox, wolves, and moose.

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Brooks Falls

Brooks Falls

Brooks Falls in Alaska's Katmai Ntational park is a great destination for bear viewing. Bears here concentarte up at the falls to feast on the jumping salmon. The bears can be viewed safely from the observatory deck as they swim, fish, and play. Up to 20 can be seen at once. People looking for a more comfortable place to view bears, this is the right place for you. It has a lodge and a restraunt just a mile away from the falls. Other wildlife that can be seen include wolves and foxes. This place too is only accesible by floatplane.

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Silver Salmon Creek

Silver Salmon Creek

Silver Salmon Creek is located in Alaska's Lake Clark National Park. Over here wildlife viewing is done by ATV, in which you can view bears, wolves, moose, fox, and others. Siler Salmon Creek Lodge operates nearby. It has guided ATV tours and offers foods and rooms. This place also is only accesible by float plane.

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Pack Creek

Pack Creek

Pack Creek on Admiralty Island is a destination for people who want to view bears in unspoilt wilderness. Up to ten bears can be seen at the creek at once. There is a campground but you have to kayak to it from the deck. It is only floatplane accesible, and you need a permit to get there.

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Fish Creek

Fish Creek

Fish Creek is the only road-accesible bear viewing place on this list. It is located outside the small town of Hyder. Brown bears, black bears, and wolves can be seen frmo the deck.