Most of the public buildings in Brooks Camp, including the restroom facilities, are accessible via ramps. However, for those with limited mobility, the narrow dirt paths in Brooks Camp are rough and can become very muddy and slippery during the frequent rainy days. All bear viewing platforms are accessible. These platforms are located at distances from .25 mile to 1.2 miles from the Visitor Center across a floating bridge, and we caution those with physical difficulties that unintended very close encounters with brown bears are possible and may require visitors to move quickly. Portions of the bear viewing platforms are accessed along elevated walkways with ramps. The trails to the Brooks Falls and Riffles platforms are accessible, however, there is a strong possibility visitors will need to leave the trail and enter the woods to allow bears to pass, especially during high bear densities. Please contact one of the local air taxi companies about transportation and any specialized equipment you may need. Wheelchairs and personal services are not available for assisting visitors around the Brooks Camp area.
Did You Know?
Scientists can tell the age of a fish by looking at its ear bone, called the otolith. Growth rings related to water temperature can be seen in the otolith and counted to give age.