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Alaska Sightseeing: The Anan Bear Observatory

January 30, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

Alaska is known for its abundant wildlife; and what better way to explore the natural beauty of the state than to observe Alaskan eagles, seals, and even bears up close and personal at the Anan Wildlife Observatory?

Also called the Anan Bear Observatory, this unique enclosed area located in the Tongass National Forest was created by the U.S. Forest Service to allow visitors to safely view bears and other wildlife in their natural habitat. How close? Visitors can watch bears feeding on wild salmon within 50 feet of the observatory!

So how do you to get there? And what is the best way to visit this incredible spot in Wrangell, Alaska? We recommend going through Breakaway Adventures, a tour company that offers exciting transportation services to the Stikine River system and around the Wrangell area.

By booking a tour with Breakaway Adventures, you will get the opportunity to take a pleasant and safe boat ride to the Anan Bear Observatory. Upon arrival, a U.S. Forest Service member will tell you all about the rules and regulations, so you can have a safe trip. Then you will be guided on a short walk to the observatory, where you will experience Alaska sightseeing at its best. Many visitors consider this brief walk an important part of the trip, as they get to see a wide range of flora and fauna, birds, and bears. Finally, when you arrive at the observatory, you will be blown away by the opportunity to view live bears feeding within 50 feet of you. Now that’s up close!

If you’re planning a trip to Wrangell, Alaska, the Anan Bear Observatory is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity you won’t want to miss.

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