Brown Bears At Silver Salmon Creek
June 16, 2022
A trip to Silver Salmon Creek on Lake Clark's Cook Inlet coast within Lake Clark National Park offers outstanding bear viewing as the scenes of brown bear siblings enjoy eating salmon on the beach with their mother nearby ready to protect and a lonely male grazing in the sedge meadows illustrate along with sport fishing opportunities.
This scenic nature area of Silver Salmon Creek includes the Slope Mountain that towers above the trees ... is one of the few areas in Lake Clark National Park with big salmon streams, so as the summer progresses, the bears move to the salmon-filled streams. By August and September, the bears will be gathered at Silver Salmon Creek and other streams, eating silver salmon.
Lake Clark National Park and Preserve is comprised of 4 million acres on the Alaska Peninsula in southwest Alaska. It is a land of stunning beauty and one of the nation's most remote national park units. Volcanoes steam, salmon run, bears forage, and craggy mountains reflect in shimmering turquoise lakes. Lake Clark offers excellent opportunities for adventure, exploration, learning, and just plain having fun.
Image created by USA Patriotism! from U.S. National Park Service photos by J. Kramer and K. Lewandowski.