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Bear Viewing Sites in Alaska

Admiralty Island National Monument: Pack Creek Brown Bear Viewing Area

Stan Price State Game Sanctuary
Tongass National Forest, Juneau Ranger District
8510 Mendenhall Loop Road, Juneau, AK 99801
Phone: (907) 586-8800, Email:
Alaska Department of Fish and Game, Division of Wildlife Conservation
P.O. Box 110024, Juneau, AK 99811-0024
Phone: (907) 465-4265, Email:
Visit the ADF&G Stan Price website

Anan Creek Wildlife Viewing Area

Tongass National Forest, Wrangell Ranger District
P.O. Box 51, Wrangell, AK 99929
Phone: (907) 874-2323, Email:
Visit the USFS Anan Creek website

Chilkoot River State Recreation Site

Alaska Department of Natural Resources
Haines Ranger Station, PO Box 430, Haines, AK 99827
Phone: (907) 766-2292, Email: (June-Oct)
Visit the Alaska State Parks Chilkoot River website

Denali National Park: Park Road

National Park Service, P.O. Box 9; Denali Park, AK 99755
Phone: 907-683-2294, Email:
Visit the National Park Service Denali website

Katmai National Park and Preserve: Brooks River, Multiple Coastal and Inland Sites

National Park Service, P.O. Box 7, King Salmon, AK 99613
Phone: (907) 246-3305, Email:
Visit the National Park Servive Katmai website

Kodiak Island: Frazer Lake (Dog Salmon Creek), Karluk Lake, Uyak Bay, O’Malley River

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Kodiak National Wildlife Refuge
1390 Buskin River Road, Kodiak, AK 99615
Phone: (907) 487-2600, Email:
Visit the USFWS Kodiak website
The Kodiak Visitor Center has information on local excursions.

Lake Clark National Park: Chinitna Bay, Tuxedni Bay, Silver Salmon Lakes

National Park Service, General Delivery, Port Alsworth, AK 99653;
Phone: (907) 781-2218, Email:
Visit the National Park Service Lake Clark website

Mcneil River State Game Sanctuary and Refuge

Alaska Department of Fish & Game, Division of Wildlife Conservation
333 Raspberry Road, Anchorage, AK 99518-1599
Phone: (907) 267-2253, Email:
Visit the ADF&G McNeil River website

Misty Fjords National Monument: Fish Creek Bear Viewing Area (Near Hyder, AK)

Tongass National Forest, Ketchikan-Misty Fjords Ranger District
Southeast Alaska Discovery Center, 50 Main Street, Ketchikan, AK 99901-6559
Phone: (907) 225-2148 (Ketchikan office) or (250) 636-2367 (Hyder Ranger
Station), Email:
Visit the USFS Fish Creek website

Redoubt Bay Critical Habitat Area: Wolverine Creek

Alaska Department of Fish and Game, Division of Wildlife Conservation
333 Raspberry Road, Anchorage, AK 99518
Phone: (907) 267-2812, Email:
Visit the ADF&G Redoubt Bay website

Other Sites

Bears are found throughout Alaska, particularly along streams with spawning salmon. Many local guides and tour operators offer wildlife viewing opportunities at various sites. These undeveloped viewing sites include, but are not limited to, the Copper River and Simpson Bay near Cordova, and Margaret Creek near Ketchikan.

Polar Bear Viewing: Barrow and Kaktovik

Information about polar bear viewing is under Marine Mammals.

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