Fish Creek Wildlife Observation Site
Alaska

Fish Creek Wildlife Observation Site

Fish Creek Wildlife Observation Site at the Tongass National Forest in Hyder, Alaska.

If there is one thing Hyder, Alaska and its surrounding areas is known for, it’s bears! Of course, I didn’t actually SEE any bears while I was there (although there was one outside of a bar we went to but I didn’t make it out in time and we did feel slightly vindicated when we saw one on our way home!) But just because we didn’t see any bears doesn’t mean we didn’t try!

For your safety stay on boardwalk sign at the Fish Creek Wildlife Observation Site at the Tongass National Forest in Hyder, Alaska.

The best spot for bear watching is the Fish Creek Wildlife Observation Site. There you can wander over Fish Creek and Marx Creek on a wooden observation deck and try to spot bears and other wildlife. The bears visit the shallow waters as the hunt for chum and pink salmon that swim there.

Sign welcoming you to Fish Creek Wildlife Observation Site at the Tongass National Forest in Hyder, Alaska.

Informational signs at Fish Creek Wildlife Observation Site at the Tongass National Forest in Hyder, Alaska.

We visited at the end of June, but bears really come out in mid-July through early September when the salmon return to the area.

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As always, any time you have the possibility of being near to wildlife always exercise caution! Stay off the roads, do not take out food, and do not use flash photography.

Know your Bears signs at Fish Creek Wildlife Observation Site at the Tongass National Forest in Hyder, Alaska.

How to lose face with a bear sign at Fish Creek Wildlife Observation Site at the Tongass National Forest in Hyder, Alaska.

Site: Fish Creek Wildlife Observation Site
Location: Hyder, Alaska – three miles north of Hyder on the Salmon River Road.
Hours: 6:00 am to 10:00 pm daily.
Date: June 27, 2009

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Silly America is a roadside attractions blog designed to help travelers find unique stops for their next road trip. The website is a tribute to the great American road trip, devoted to all that is odd in America: roadside attractions, tourist traps, peculiar destinations, bizarre events, road food, fun festivals, and more! It’s a travel website and trip planner for those seeking an offbeat road trip. Read more.