Southwest contains some of the best bear viewing areas in the state, including McNeal River State Game Sanctuary, Katmai National Park - Brooks Falls, and Kodiak National Wildlife Refuge - South Frazer Lake. Many tour operators also offer bear viewing opportunities.

For complete bear viewing information visit the Alaska Public Lands Information Center website at www.alaskacenters.gov/bears.cfm.

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