Alaska's premier destination for wild Alaskan bear viewing

Alaska's premier destination for wild Alaskan bear viewing

Alaska's premier destination for wild Alaskan bear viewing

Alaska's premier destination for wild Alaskan bear viewing

Alaska's premier destination for wild Alaskan bear viewing

Your Adventure awaits...

Your Adventure awaits...
at BearCamp

In the early spring, female Alaska Brown Bears leave their dens (with young cubs in tow) to feed on the succulent grasses found around BearCamp. This incredibly unique location has been the bears summer home for eons, and our incredible private, permanent camp allows us the opportunity to view and truly experience the bears, while reducing our impact on them. Our camp is sustainble, wild, and one of a kind. We use solar panels for most power, feature showers and leading edge composting toilets. We work with the National Park service to help protect these magnificent animals we love. To see BearCamp first hand, take a look at our BearCamp Video.


"One of America's Best Adventures"

With a backdrop of towering snow capped mountains and the blue waters of Cook Inlet, the BearCamp sits in a literal time machine....Accessible only by Alaska Bush plane or boat, this incredible true wilderness is where our guests experience these magnificent animals. Our amazing guides will help you to know many of these bears by name by the time you leave!

Bearcamp Viewing Platform

Private Viewing Platform

Our one of a kind camp, with it's private, camouflaged viewing platform, allow you to safely view and truly experience North America's Alpha Carnivore. Nowhere in Alaska is the bear viewing as consistently productive as our camp, due to the season - long availability of food. In the Spring, sedge grass is waiting for the bears as they emerge from their dens in (perfect feed for the young cubs as they learn the ropes of wilderness life!) and then, of course the returning salmon of July and August allow the bears to gorge upon the protein so critical to putting on fat to hold them over the long winter.

Check out the BearCamp Video

Named "North America's best Bush camp" by Outside Magazine and one of "America's Best Adventures" by National Geographic traveler, Alaska BearCamp® sits in a virtual time machine...between the towering snow capped mountains of the Alaska Range and the ice cold waters of Cook Inlet. Accessible only by air or water, It has been called "The Alaska of my dreams" and "all I imagined it could be" by past Great Alaska guests.

Nowhere in Alaska is the bear viewing as consistently productive as our camp, due to the season - long availability of food. In the Spring, sedge grass is waiting for the bears as they emerge from their dens in (perfect feed for the young cubs as they learn the ropes of wilderness life!) and then, of course the returning salmon of July and August allow the bears to gorge upon the protein so critical to putting on fat to hold them over the long winter.

Our one of a kind, sustainable BearCamp

Designed to minimize the impact to the bears, Alaska BearCamp is a sustainable destination, and one we greatly enjoy sharing with our guests. Our Alaska Bear viewing Camp sits in a copse of trees between the Alaska Mountains and the Cook Inlet shoreline- at the very entrance to Lake Clark National park. Our guests stay in custom “Weather-Port” cabin/tents which are on raised platforms wooden decks. Battery charging is available via solar panels and some limited generator time but we highly recommend bringing a few spare batteries for your digital cameras. You can also give them a final charge at the main lodge prior to boarding the plane for the flight.

Meals

All meals will be provided while you are at the camp, beginning with dinner on your arrival day. Living in Bear Country requires going easy on the bacon and fried goods, so we'll focus on healthy, tasty items that don't make a mess. The camp runs on high tech solar power, the composting toilet tanks came all the way from Boston and a electrified fence surrounds the sleepting tents. To help keep our staff and guests safe, the camp restricts alcohol, and so no "happy hour" will finish your day at BearCamp, but a nice glass of wine with dinner will cap your day if you choose.

Alaska Bear Viewing Bearcamp Dining Tent

Accommodations

The entire guest tent area is surrounded by an electrified fence perimeter, and all guests travel with armed guides at all times. Alaska Brown Bears are wild animals and Great Alaska treats them with the utmost respect. Our goal is not to get our clients as close to the animals as possible- our goal is to allow our guests to experience the bears in their own natural environment, while at the same time impacting the animals in the very lightest way possible. Unlike many air charter - based bear viewing experiences that tend to "chase" the bears, we instead have been in the same defined location for well over a decade- so the bears understand our boundaries and we do not infringe upon theirs. This is safer for our guests and safer for the magnificent animals we all love.

Your security...
& Our Philosophy

The entire guest tent area is surrounded by an electrified fence perimeter, and all guests travel with armed guides at all times. Alaska Brown Bears are wild animals and Great Alaska treats them with the utmost respect. Our goal is not to get our clients as close to the animals as possible- our goal is to allow our guests to experience the bears in their own natural environment, while at the same time impacting the animals in the very lightest way possible. Unlike many air charter - based bear viewing experiences that tend to "chase" the bears, we instead have been in the same defined location for well over a decade- so the bears understand our boundaries and we do not infringe upon theirs. This is safer for our guests and safer for the magnificent animals we all love.

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A Sustainable Destination

In addition to sharing the amazing Kenai with our guests, protection of our environment and all of it's unique and amazing wildlife is at the core of all adventure travel and wilderness fishing experiences, and since 2010, Great Alaska Adventures is proud to be certified as a sustainable Travel Destination from Adventure Green Alaska - Alaska's recognized tourism certification program.

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