The Wild Bears of Anan
Bear and Wildlife Observatory - a natural adventure in bear viewing!
Beginning of July - end of August, Pink Salmon arrive at Anan creek to spawn. At this
time, Anan Creek is teeming with salmon on their way to spawn upstream.
This naturally attracts Brown and Black Bears, Bald Eagles and Harbor
Seals. Travel by covered, heated boats the thirty-five miles to Anan
via Eastern Passage, a beautiful boat ride in protected waters between
Wrangell Island and the Mainland. Arriving at Anan, you will offload
at the trailhead and be greeted by US Forest Service personnel, who
will provide a brief orientation.
walk into the Observatory takes about 20-30 minutes and is approximately
1/2 mile in length. The trail is mostly boardwalk with over 300 steps in groups of 2-5 at a time and reasonably flat
with bridges over waterways but is still a partially rough forest trail.
All of our Guides are local Wrangell, Alaska residents with extensive
wilderness experience. Your guide will interpret local flora and fauna.
Every day is different, we are in nature and things happen in a natural
way. If we are to capitalize on the opportunities, we must be flexible.
Sturdy, water resistant shoes are a must on this trip." (offered by permit and in season end of June - end of August only)