Nat Hab's Alaska Bear Camp

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A Total Immersion with Brown Bears from Our Private Fly-In Wilderness Base
A genuine encounter with the Alaskan wilderness often starts with a bush plane. And this adventure begins with a private flight across Cook Inlet, passing active volcanoes and glaciers before landing on a pristine beach. The stretch of sand is empty, except for the brown bears that live here—we often see them ambling along the shore before we even land. Our sustainable bush camp provides a base for exploration in the bears' midst, fronting the bay on the site of an old homestead in a largely untouched setting. It's a peerless location: Bear Camp occupies an enclave of private land surrounded by Lake Clark National Park, one of the world’s most renowned bear-viewing destinations. Against the backdrop of the ice-clad Aleutian Range, Nat Hab's Alaska Bear Camp offers rustic luxury and total solitude—with enough bear thrills for a lifetime and then some!
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Nat Hab's Private Alaska Bear Camp, Lake Clark National Park & Preserve, Alaska.
Nat Hab guests and brown bears at Nat Hab
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Nat Hab guests and brown bears at Nat Hab's Alaska Bear Camp, Lake Clark National Park & Preserve, Alaska.
Brown bear, Lake Clark National Park & Preserve, Alaska.
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Brown bear, Lake Clark National Park & Preserve, Alaska.
Brown bear, Lake Clark National Park & Preserve, Alaska.
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Brown bear, Lake Clark National Park & Preserve, Alaska.
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Nat Hab guests at Nat Hab's private Alaska Bear Camp, Lake Clark National Park & Preserve, Alaska.
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Brown bear with cubs, Nat Hab's Alaska Bear Camp, Lake Clark National Park & Preserve, Alaska.
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Nat Hab's Expedition Leaders, Lake Clark National Park & Preserve, Alaska.
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Tent interior, Nat Hab's Alaska Bear Camp, Lake Clark National Park & Preserve, Alaska.
Brown bear, Lake Clark National Park & Preserve, Alaska.
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Brown bear, Lake Clark National Park & Preserve, Alaska.
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Nat Hab guest at Nat Hab's private Alaska Bear Camp, Lake Clark National Park & Preserve, Alaska.
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Bush plane arriving at Nat Hab's Alaska Bear Camp, Lake Clark National Park & Preserve, Alaska.
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Viewing deck at at Nat Hab's private Alaska Bear Camp, Lake Clark National Park & Preserve, Alaska.
Brown bears, Lake Clark National Park & Preserve, Alaska.
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Brown bears, Lake Clark National Park & Preserve, Alaska.
Nat Hab guests on viewing deck, Lake Clark National Park & Preserve, Alaska.
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Nat Hab guests on viewing deck, Lake Clark National Park & Preserve, Alaska.
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Nat Hab's Bear Mobile, Lake Clark National Park & Preserve, Alaska.
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Dining tent at Nat Hab's Alaska Bear Camp, Lake Clark National Park & Preserve, Alaska.
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Nat Hab guest at Nat Hab's Alaska Bear Camp, Lake Clark National Park & Preserve, Alaska.
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Nat Hab's Alaska Bear Camp, Lake Clark National Park & Preserve, Alaska.
Nat Hab guests, Lake Clark National Park & Preserve, Alaska.
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Nat Hab guests, Lake Clark National Park & Preserve, Alaska.
Brown bear and cubs, Lake Clark National Park & Preserve, Alaska.
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Brown bear and cubs, Lake Clark National Park & Preserve, Alaska.
Nat Hab guests, Lake Clark National Park & Preserve, Alaska.
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Nat Hab guests, Lake Clark National Park & Preserve, Alaska.
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Red fox, Lake Clark National Park & Preserve, Alaska.
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Nat Hab guests, Nat Hab's Alaska Bear Camp, Lake Clark National Park & Preserve, Alaska.
Homer Spit Lighthouse, Homer, Alaska.
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Homer Spit Lighthouse, Homer, Alaska.
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Mike Hillman
Nat Hab's Alaska Bear Camp, Lake Clark National Park & Preserve, Alaska.

Trip Highlights

Exclusive Proximity to Abundant Brown Bears

Alongside expert naturalist guides, watch bears from our private inholding within Lake Clark National Park, where they roam, fish and forage in view of camp

Private Fly-In Access from the Kenai Peninsula

Reach our isolated Bear Camp on Cook Inlet via a scenic chartered bush plane flight from Homer, passing dramatic mountain ranges and glacier-iced volcanoes

Impressive Amenities at Our Private Bush Camp

Deluxe tent cabins ensure your comfort in the most remote of settings, while chef-prepared gourmet meals and enclosed gazebos with fire pits enhance your stay

Alaska Bear Camp Photo Expeditions

Nat Hab’s Alaska Bear Camp Photo Expeditions offer unparalleled opportunities to capture dazzling images of iconic brown bears in their natural habitat. Photo Expeditions guarantee ample field time among bears, including dusk and dawn bear-viewing opportunities during prime light. Habituated and unbothered by our presence, the bears carry on naturally. Our bear naturalist Expedition Leaders, who are also professional photographers, teach guests how to predict bear behavior for optimal shots. With loaner tripods and editing sessions available, photographers can unleash their potential to photograph these magnificent creatures in Alaska’s raw, unspoiled terrain.
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What Makes Our Bear Camp Adventure Stand Out?

If you're coming to Alaska to see bears, you have options. Numerous outfitters offer bear viewing experiences, from a one-day excursion lasting a few hours to multi-day backcountry adventures like ours. Yet they aren't all alike. If seeing bears in the wilds of Alaska is likely to be a once-in-a-lifetime event for you, Nat Hab's Alaska Bear Camp offers some compelling advantages. Take a look:

  1. Phenomenal Viewing in Some of Alaska's Best Brown Bear Habitat
    Lake Clark National Park is renowned for its brown bear encounters. Our fly-in camp is surrounded by rich bear habitat, and bears are often on view directly from camp as well on the shoreline and in the surrounding meadows. You won't find a better setting for bear watching!
  2. Unparalleled Privacy & Seclusion from Our Fly-In Wilderness Camp
    Nat Hab's Alaska Bear Camp sits on a private 15-acre inholding within Lake Clark National Park, which we access via chartered small plane from Homer. Because we're on private land, and the camp is ours alone, you'll enjoy secluded accommodations away from other travelers in the national park. 
  3. Exceptional Comfort in a Truly Remote Setting
    Bear Camp is out there—way out there. But our isolated wilderness setting doesn't mean you'll lack for creature comforts. Heavy-duty weatherproof tent cabins are spacious, heated and furnished with real beds, a desk and a nighttime en suite potty, while the shared bathhouse has ecological composting toilets and hot showers. Meals are a highlight, created by our resident chef who makes the most of fresh local seafood and other regional fare. 
  4. A Scenic Roundtrip Flight is a Special Bonus
    Many visitors to Alaska add a flightseeing trip to their itinerary, since there's nothing that tops an aerial view when it comes to appreciating the scale and grandeur of the Alaskan landscape. Such an adventure is part of getting to Bear Camp! We charter small planes out of Homer, crossing Cook Inlet and passing the snow-covered volcanoes of Redoubt and Iliamna, where the Aleutian Range meets the glaciated Alaska Range, before landing on the beach in front of camp. 
  5. Varied Bear Viewing Modes & Locations—Including Our Own Bear Mobile!
    From our base at camp, we watch bears from two private viewing platforms: one is elevated while the other is tucked behind a rock face. And sometimes we see bears right in front of camp! We also observe on foot on walks with our naturalist guides, and from our private Bear Mobile, a rugged vehicle that takes us farther afield in search of bears. Its open sides and rear offer unimpeded viewing and photography, and it is also equipped with weatherproof flaps that we can drop in case of inclement weather—it's always unpredictable in Alaska. And while we enjoy total privacy at our Bear Camp location, we also have direct access into Lake Clark National Park for additional bear-viewing excursions.
  6. Expert Bear Naturalist Guides Add Immeasurably to Your Experience
    Our Bear Camp Expedition Leaders are not only professional naturalists, they're bear experts. They have spent years observing and learning about Ursus arctos, and their wealth of knowledge adds immeasurably to your experience. They are also seasoned guides when it comes to understanding bear behavior and your safety, coaching us in proper etiquette for respectful viewing. See Expedition Leader bios with traveler comments regarding the quality of our leaders.
  7. Our Quality-Value Guarantee
    With Natural Habitat Adventures, you receive our exclusive guarantee, stating clearly that we will meet the lofty expectations we set forth in our promotional materials. We think this is the most ambitious guarantee made by any adventure travel company. Read our important promise.
  8. Feel Good About Your Carbon-Neutral Journey
    We care deeply about our planet, as we know you do. When you travel with us, the carbon emissions from your trip are 100% offset—including your round-trip flights from home. Natural Habitat Adventures has been the world’s first carbon-neutral travel company since 2007.
  9. Natural Habitat Adventures is WWF's Travel Partner
    Because of our commitment to environmentally friendly travel, as well as the exceptional quality of our adventures, World Wildlife Fund—the world's leading environmental conservation organization—has named Natural Habitat Adventures as its worldwide travel partner, a designation that makes us exceedingly proud!

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