Whether you’ve yet to witness for yourself, odds are you recognize the iconic image of an Alaskan brown bear positioned on the edge of a waterfall in anticipation of catching an airborne salmon attempting to ascend the falls.
This is the site of Brooks Falls, the world’s most celebrated destination to view Alaskan brown bears in their natural habitat. It’s also only a short walk from our sister operation, Brooks Lodge.
Located in the heart of Katmai National Park (home to the highest concentration of protected brown bears on the planet), as many as fifty bears live along the mile and a half long Brooks River during the salmon season.
During the peak of the season, its not uncommon for visitors to see bears within minutes of arrival, and bears can also be observed from three elevated viewing platforms strategically located along the river.
Throughout the operating season, Katmai Air provides day tours to Brooks Lodge. Included in this tour is round trip air service between Anchorage and King Salmon aboard pressurized Pilatus PC-12 aircraft (approx. 1 hour), and float plane service between King Salmon and Brooks (approx. 20 mins). Upon arrival at Brooks, a hot buffet style lunch is also available for purchase at the lodge.
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Planning your own adventure to Brooks? Learn more about our round trip flights to Brooks Lodge / Brooks Camp.