BVHO01 Katmai – Brooks Falls Bear Viewing Day Tour from Homer

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Katmai National Park is located on the northeast coast of the Alaska Peninsula. Among all this diversity, the park boasts the largest population (more than 2.000) of protected brown bears in the world. During the peak of the world's largest sockeye salmon run each July - forty to sixty bears congregate in Brooks Camp along the Brooks River, Naknek Lake and the Brooks Lake shorelines. Many visitors are concentrating their activities along Brooks River, where brown bear congregate to feed on sockeye salmon as they pass upstream. Bear viewing platforms are located right above the falls, at Brooks River and at Naknek Lake. Park Rangers are there to guide visitors, and answer questions.

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Brooks Lodge overlooks the World Famous Brooks River in the heart of Katmai National Park. The lodge, originally conceived as a fishing camp, has been in operation since 1950 and has gained a worldwide reputation, attracting visitors from all continents. Katmai National Park boasts the largest population of protected brown bears in the world. During the summer sockeye salmon runs, Katmai's Brooks River is the focus of bears feeding in the park, providing visitors with unparalleled views of Alaskan brown bears in their natural habitat.

Your travels to Brooks Lodge in Katmai National Park begin when you depart from Homer by floatplane. The flight takes about an hour and a half to get across Cook Inlet. Upon arrival, you will be given a brief bear orientation by a park ranger and learn how to conduct yourself while exploring in bear country. You will have the opportunity to visit the World Famous Brooks Falls where brown bears feed and the friendly National Park Service rangers will answer all of your questions about this incredible park.