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Chilkoot River

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Address: Haines, AK
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Mother Brown Bear along the Chilkoot

Photographed three brown bears along Chilkoot River. A Mom and two cubs allowed good photos as they were busy eating fish.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 weeks ago
Charles B
Argyle, Texas
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Argyle, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Photographed three brown bears along Chilkoot River. A Mom and two cubs allowed good photos as they were busy eating fish.

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Marathon, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2016

fun to watch the bears and eagles. need to be very careful these bears are not caged or domesticated so stay back and enjoy

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Chantilly, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2016 via mobile

We did a bear watching excursion on our tour and we had a great time. They took us along the Chilkoot. The guides were great and worked hard to get us as near as possible to the bears while keeping us safe.

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Fremont, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2016

We were on a fishing tour in Haines. We found the views of the Chilkoot River breathtaking as we made our way to Chilkoot Lake. Our fishing guide saw some cars parked and many out taking photos, so he was nice enough to stop also. We had a superb time watching a bear and cub doing salmon fishing for about... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2016 via mobile

When I first arrived in Alaska I sought to understand why so many Alaska rivers are so wide and shallow. It's got to do with the amount of sediment that they carry (lots) and the intensity of peak flows, especially during spring thaw. Whether you see them nearly dry or raging flows (like today) they are pretty intense. We had... More 

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Whitehorse, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016 via mobile

My wife and I spend our annual vacation here. It is difficult to think of a more relaxing and amazing location in driving distance of Whitehorse. Here you can fish for salmon, watch eagles and brown bears and seals, and admire nature at its finest. The road beside the river can get busy, particularly when a cruise ship is visiting.... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2016

We were on an Alaskan cruise and stopped for a day in Haines. We rented a car for the day. At about 4 pm, we drove to the Chilkoot River to look for bears. We were able to see 4 bears between 5 - 6:30 pm. It is a beautiful location!! Very peaceful. Just be warned that when the cruise... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2016 via mobile

We had so much fun if you love nature this is the place so cool and relaxing watching the Bears feed on the salmon ! Watching the Bald Eagles fly if it's quiet you can hear them singing to each other it was a wonderful experience ! If you go at 8 am or 6:30 pm you will see the... More 

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Havre de Grace, Maryland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 September 2016

The Chilkoot river is known for its wildlife, primarily its gathering of eagles and its grizzly bears feasting on salmon. This is Valhalla for photographers, which is why I lead a group here every year.

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Mississauga, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 2016

The locals all know the mother and cubs that currently feed on the salmon in Chilkoot. We saw them fishing for salmon on the weir that crosses the river. The campsites upriver on Chilkoot lake look really nice, and locals all use the lake for fishing; salmon were splashing everywhere, and bald eagles were perched on many trees.

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