Fodor's Expert Review Pack Creek

Admirality Island Nature Preserve/Wildlife Refuge Fodor's Choice

More than 90% of Admiralty Island is preserved within the Kootznoowoo Wilderness. Its chief attraction is Pack Creek, where you can watch brown bears feeding on salmon. One of Alaska's premier bear-viewing sites, Pack Creek is comanaged by the U.S. Forest Service and the Alaska Department of Fish and Game. Permits are required during the main viewing season, from June 1 through September 10. If you're headed to Pack Creek without a guide or an experienced visitor, be sure to cover the basics of bear safety before your trip. Permits for Pack Creek can be processed through

Nature Preserve/Wildlife Refuge Fodor's Choice

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Admiralty Island
Juneau, Alaska  99801, USA


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