Alaska Travel Stories

You have to go to Bear Camp!

by Whip Triplett

In August 2012 I traveled with my wife and two children (13 & 14) to Alaska and made Great Alaska's Bear Camp a part of our trip. I find it hard to express in words what an amazing experience the trip to Bear Camp was. My entire family was overwhelmed by what we encountered there. Our camp hosts were Ben and Lily and they could not have been more perfect for the job. Both were engaging, soft spoken, hospitable and well informed. They immediately put us all at ease. The meals were fantastic! Watching the bears at close range was truly a jaw dropping moment. Whatever you do, you HAVE TO visit Bear Camp overnight. Set your alarm to get up in the middle of the night. The view of the clear night sky will be well worth getting out of a warm bed! I have been in the hospitality business for nearly 30 years and I have never experienced anything like Bear Camp.