Just 9.5 km (5.9 miles) from the Stewart Visitors Centre is the Fish Creek Wildlife Observation Site (Bear Viewing Platform) in Hyder, AK. The US Forest Service and The Alaska Department of Fish and Game make sure to offer a safe environment for our wildlife and people.
In July and August, make your way down to this platform to watch the salmon run and bears hunt the salmon. Be sure to drive slowly as bears frequently cross the road. Other wildlife, including beavers, mink, otters, bald eagles, sharp shined hawks, great blue herons, and many other birds can also been seen at Fish Creek.
Visitors are required to purchase tickets online through the website. There is no cell phone service in Hyder, it is recommended that you purchase the tickets before you enter Hyder or you use the Wi-Fi at Hyder Public Library.
For more information, please visit the Fish Creek Wildlife Observation Site.
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