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During the cold winter months, snow and ice cover the landscape of Katmai National Park. The Brooks River doesn't really come to life until the spring when the snow starts to retreat. The spring is also when the Brown Bears come out of hibernation. Having spent several months living off of stored fat, the bears are very thin after hibernation.

In late June, when the sockeye salmon begin to return to the spawning areas of Brooks Lake, the bears will spend most of the day in the Brooks River attempting to feast on the salmon. Explore's River Watch Cam shows an overview of the Brooks River where the bears attempt to "snorkel" for the salmon.

  • 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 - falls

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Mounted on the floating bridge over Brooks River, this cam provides an unprecedented view of migrating salmon and bears "snorkeling" for them, above the water.

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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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During the cold winter months, snow and ice cover the landscape of Katmai National Park. The Brooks River doesn't really come to life until the spring when the snow starts to retreat. The spring is also when the Brown Bears come out of hibernation. Having spent several months living off of stored fat, the bears are very thin after hibernation.

In late June, when the sockeye salmon begin to return to the spawning areas of Brooks Lake, the bears will spend most of the day in the Brooks River attempting to feast on the salmon. Explore's River Watch Cam shows an overview of the Brooks River where the bears attempt to "snorkel" for the salmon.