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Reviewed 10 November 2018

Mile 19 of the river is full of eagles this time of year. The eagles are eagle salmon that are returning to spawn in this area.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Phyllis C
Reviewed 4 November 2018

Water level was perfect. Weather was perfect. Upper end close to the lake was crowded. Still found lots of places to fish. So many eagles... very cool! The Mama bear grizzly and 3 cubs came through and made the trip super cool!!! Lots of warning...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank WhiteSand64
Reviewed 2 October 2018

We went on a tour called Wildlife Safari & Bear Viewing. I can't find it here to review but we left out of Skagway on the ferry and then were picked up. It was a small party and they knew where to take us to...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Liveforetravel
Reviewed 29 September 2018

Scenic river with four bears and many salmon!! A must see. Please be careful and don't get so caught up in photos that you don't t see the bear that's about to run into the road in front of you

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Grandma47
Reviewed 13 September 2018

We absolutely love coming here in the fall and watching the bears snack on salmon in the river. I mean even where there aren't any bears it's just a beautiful spot that leads up to Chilkoot Lake. It's close to town and the drive to...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Myles D
Reviewed 8 September 2018 via mobile

There are white painted lines on the road to keep people safely away. Cross one inch and you will be reprimanded by the authorities. You may drive through the area slowly but don’t stop to take pictures of the bears or again you be reprimanded...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank bluedog1400
Reviewed 29 August 2018 via mobile

Totally amazing and a MUST see in Haines. We drove as it’s about a 10-15 minute or so drive out. Gorgeous river and saw mamma bear and her 3 cubs. Could spend hours here just relaxing by the river and lake. Nice easy 20 min...More

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank hailes
Reviewed 27 August 2018

We were really hoping to see bears here. There was a mom and 3 cubs and another male out and about a bit. We didn't see them, but it was just gorgeous and we did see mountain goats and eagles. You take the road away...More

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank fiddlestogo
Reviewed 16 August 2018

The entire region is breathtaking, but be sure to get out on the water. I recommend River Adventures (office next to the DuckWash car wash). They have excellent guides and large comfortable boats to view glaciers, eagles, moose and the raging river !

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank 891miltr
Reviewed 8 August 2018

We loved this spot! We walked through the forested area by the lake and along the river. We were two weeks early for the salmon run so no bears sadly. We took our family there in the evening and it was so peaceful. We only...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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25 May 2017|
Response from Charles B | Reviewed this property |
We used Tom Ganner Photography . They offer a Photographer's Dream Package. Tom is an exceptional photographer and lives in Haines. Good shooting!
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Response from Sarah D | Reviewed this property |
I was there during the salmon run so caught a lot of Pinks. People were also catching Dolly Varden.