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The Crystal Creek Lodge Blog is a place of possibilities, where to learn deeper insight into how to explore the tens of millions of acres of wild Alaska surrounding us.  Whether you’re after fishing, wildlife, the perspective of history or simply feeling the awe of being in wide-open spaces, it’s all here. Enjoy the journey. 

A Day of Fishing with Bears | Brooks River, Katmai

A Day of Fishing with Bears | Brooks River, Katmai

A Day on the Brooks River: Fishing with Bears in Katmai National Park & Preserve How about a day of watching brown bears and fishing the Brooks River? As a centerpiece of the Katmai National Park, the world-famous Brooks River is a short aircraft flight away from Crystal Creek Lodge and a must-see/must-do experience. Crystal…

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Brown Bear Photo Safari

A Day of Fishing with Bears | Brooks River, Katmai

Brown Bear Photo Safari in Katmai National Park & Preserve Bears, Bears, Bears! We are surrounded by millions of acres of roadless, untamed wilderness full of wild Alaska brown bears. The nearby Katmai National Park and Preserve alone holds an estimated, stable population of 2,250.  Without searching for them, the guests of Crystal Creek Lodge often…

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Brooks Falls Bear Viewing with Crystal Creek Lodge

A Day of Fishing with Bears | Brooks River, Katmai

One Minute Alaska Vacation Brooks Falls is a waterfall located in Katmai National Park and Preserve near King Salmon, Alaska. It is the famous and iconic place to watch brown bears catching & feasting on salmon. Brooks Falls is about 20 miles, a short aircraft flight, from Crystal Creek Lodge. A trip to Brooks for…

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Is It Safe to Fish With or Watch Bears?

A Day of Fishing with Bears | Brooks River, Katmai

Most bears tend to avoid people. In most cases, if you allow a bear to do the right thing, it will. Many bears live in Alaska and many people enjoy the outdoors, but surprisingly few people even see bears. Only a tiny percentage of those few are ever threatened by a bear. A study by…

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