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 see them daily while flying or fishing. If you want to go find & watch them, we know where to go.
Scary bear stories sell movie tickets and books. The reality is something very different. It is very easy to find & safely watch them on the ground as they fish, graze, and interact with each other. Katmai has been a bear sanctuary for decades, and as result, the bears are accustomed to and not threatened by a human presence. A day of bear viewing is a memorable experience and is often the highlight of a vacation at Crystal Creek Lodge. The bears move constantly to take advantage of concentrated food sources. Surrounded by the pristine Alaska wilderness, you will watch bears fishing for salmon, eating sedge grasses, digging for clams, or grazing blueberries on the alpine tundra. We have several great bear viewing areas where bears congregate to feed. We can provide a great bear-watching trip anytime during the season.
Come see them for yourself, we guarantee you will bear-ly be able to contain your excitement!