Celebrate Independence Day with Bearcam

bears standing at a waterfall
Every July, bears gather at Brooks Falls to fish for salmon. Watch them on Katmai's streaming webcams.

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News Release Date: July 3, 2015

Contact: Roy Wood, (907)246-2122

Katmai National Park and explore.org are pleased to announce that the popular bearcams are back for 2015. Each summer, brown bears gather to feed on sockeye salmon in the Brooks River. Several webcams along or near the Brooks River stream live HD footage, which reveal the drama of bears fishing for salmon.

Throughout the summer and fall, park rangers will be online to answer your questions about bears through live video chats and in the cam’s comments. Viewers are encouraged to get to know individual bears and discover their different strategies for survival. Guidebooks about the Brooks River bears are available to download for free. Funding for the installation, maintenance, and operation of the webcams is generously provided by explore.org.

Since the cams went live on June 25th, more and more bears have arrived at Brooks River. This weekend should provide spectacular bear viewing opportunities. Get outside and celebrate Independence Day, but after you’ve finished the barbecue or arrived home after long day at the park, relax with Katmai’s bearcams.

Watch the webcams now. Visit www.explore.org/bears or go.nps.gov/bearcams.

About Brooks Camp in Katmai National Park

Brooks Camp is Katmai’s most popular destination. It offers amazing opportunities to watch brown bears, enjoy world-class sport fishing, explore unique volcanic landscapes, and learn about Katmai’s long human history. Brooks Camp is also a staging area for many backcountry adventures.

From June 1 to September 17, the National Park Service operates a visitor center, ranger station, campground, and auditorium with daily ranger-led programs. Katmailand, Inc., provides additional services and amenities, including meals and lodging at Brooks Lodge.

Additional park information is available on the park website at www.nps.gov/katm or by calling (907) 246-3305 from 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. daily.

Last updated: September 30, 2016

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