• Large male brown bear at Brooks Falls


    National Park & Preserve Alaska

River Watch Cam

Location: Brooks Falls Wildlife Viewing Platform or the floating bridge at Brooks Camp.
When to Watch: July is the best time to watch bears fishing at Brooks Falls. When this stream is connected to the underwater cam, salmon and trout can be seen from July-September.
What to Look For: This camera provides a bear’s eye view of Brooks Falls and a trout’s eye view at the mouth of the Brooks River.

If you desire a more interactive experience, please head on over to our webcam partner's website, explore.org. They have all of the cams, plus chat and social media connections, and be sure to download the eBooks on Katmai’s bears. These books are free and have lots of photos of the bears, their life histories, videos, and maps. Questions? Browse the Bearcam Frequently Asked Questions.

Did You Know?

Sub-adult brown bear in the riffles below Brooks River Falls

In 1918, the scarcity of beef caused many Alaskans to call for the repeal of all legal protection for bears. Katmai park promoters were cautioned,"the word bear should never be mentioned in connection with establishing a National Monument." Ironically, today visitors flock here to view bears.