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

All Inclusive Alaska Bearcamp
Your adventure awaits.....at BearCamp

With a backdrop of towering snow capped mountains ahead and the blue waters of Cook Inlet behind, the camp sits in a literal time machine....Accessible only by Alaska Bush plane or boat, nestled between Mt. Illiamna and Cook Inlet, it is here that our guests experience these magnificent animals. In fact, you'll know many of these bears by name by the time you leave!

With a backdrop of towering snow capped mountains ahead and the blue waters of Cook Inlet behind, the camp sits in a literal time machine.... Accessible only by Alaska Bush plane or boat, nestled between Mt. Illiamna and Cook Inlet, it is here that our guests experience these magnificent animals. In fact, you'll know many of these bears by name by the time you leave!

"One of America's Best Adventures"

In the early spring, female Alaska Brown Bears (Ursos Arctos) leave their dens with young in tow, to feed on the succulent grasses found around our camp. This allows us the opportunity to view and photograph these magnificent animals. Like the grasses and salmon they feed upon, these Alaska bears are transitory – following the most available food source. The number of bears seen on each trip varies, but the camp’s incredible location, great staff and spectacular flights in and out alone make the trip a success.

Live with the Bears

So unique is this intimate location that Disney used Alaska BearCamp as a primary base camp for much of the 2012 and nearly all of 2013 to film the new movie “Bears”. 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 camp, with it's private, camouflaged viewing platforms allow you to safely view and truly experience North America's Alpha Carnivore.

Alaska BearCamp and Disney
Your adventure awaits.....at BearCamp

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 camp

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.

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.

(Itinerary note: Alaskan weather can occasionally cancel or delay flights- we recommend a "buffer day" on either side of any remote experience like our Alaska Bear Viewing trips). We highly encourage all our guests to select the overnight versions, as this provides the greatest opportunity to see these beautiful animals.

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.

Sustainability

Great Alaska BearCamp® believes in supporting and helping to sustain the wild animals and wild places we all cherish. As an AdventureGreenAlaska sustainable destination, our camp is designed to impact the bears in the most minimal way we can. To that end, we utilize composting toilets, limit our water usage, pack out trash and employ solar panels to reduce fossil fuel use. We minimize our water use and most importantly, work with the National Park service to help them learn more about the bears that we come to know so well. We attempt to minimize the impact to the animals, and in fact be a positive force for them rather than a negative one. Sharing this incredible area with you, our guests, is one of the great ways to help spread the importance of protecting our wild places.

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