The biggest draws are Katmai National Park and Lake Clark National Park. Both are bear viewing and fishing hot spots.

Getting Around

It's easy to spend a single day in this region by taking a fly-in bear viewing trip from Anchorage or Homer to Katmai or Lake Clark National Park. Or, take a commercial flight to reach Kodiak, or Unalaska / Port of Dutch Harbor. Smaller carriers will transport you to more remote locations.

Little Known Fact

Bears aren't the only reason to visit. You'll also find walrus viewing, and some of the best birding in the state. And, history buffs love the WWII history in Kodiak and Unalaska / Port of Dutch Harbor.

The Aleutian Islands pepper this watery area of Alaska that’s only accessible by plane. You’ll likely come for the state’s best bear viewing, in the national parks of Katmai and Lake Clark, but don’t overlook the many active volcanoes and lush parklands. Salmon and the bears that fish for them make up most of the wildlife viewing here, along with walrus on the coastlines.

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