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Lower Brooks River Bear Cam

The Brooks River in Katmai National Park in Alaska connects Brooks Lake and the Naknek Lake. Located on the river are Brooks Falls, which are known for the sockeye salmon that jump up the falls on their way to the spawning grounds of Brooks Lake.

Sockeye salmon spawning in the Naknek and Brooks Rivers is most dense in July. During this period, numerous Brown Bears congregate at the Brooks River to feed on the salmon, which have a high fat content and allow the bears to store energy during the winter hibernation months.

  • grant: $150,000 - Katmai National Park and Preserve

    To provide salary support and equipment for a seasonal media ranger position, to support educational programming and the brown bear webcams, and for ongoing interpretive activities

  • topic: brown bears

  • location: brooks camp - lower river

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Learn More & Get Involved · Katmai National Park and Preserve
The Lower River Cam, located in Katmai National Park and Brooks Camp, Alaska, is where the Brooks River meets Naknek Lake. It is a favorite place of mothers and their young cubs, females, and young adults until September when as many as 100 bears descend on the area to feast over a two month period.

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location: Katmai National Park & Preserve, AK

best hours: 10:00am - 6:30pm

time zone: Alaska Daylight Time

links: Bearcam FAQ
KSU Brown Bear Survey
Bears of Brooks River eBook
Katmai National Park and Preserve

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NGO: Katmai National Park and Preserve

grant: $150,000

location: Brooks Camp - Falls

mission: To provide salary support and equipment for a seasonal media ranger position, to support educational programming and the brown bear webcams, and for ongoing interpretive activities

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Lower Brooks River Bear Cam

The Brooks River in Katmai National Park in Alaska connects Brooks Lake and the Naknek Lake. Located on the river are Brooks Falls, which are known for the sockeye salmon that jump up the falls on their way to the spawning grounds of Brooks Lake.

Sockeye salmon spawning in the Naknek and Brooks Rivers is most dense in July. During this period, numerous Brown Bears congregate at the Brooks River to feed on the salmon, which have a high fat content and allow the bears to store energy during the winter hibernation months.