The Katmai National Park and Preserve This is one of the best places in the world to observe brown bears. Situated at the mouth of the Brooks River, along the shore of Naknek Lake, Brooks Camp has special platforms for incredible brown bear viewing as they hunt for food in and near the river. Bears and humans have been in harmony at Brooks Camp for over 30 years and is one of the finest examples in the world of peaceful human / animal coexistence. Sockeye Salmon The life blood of the Brooks River Ecosystem. Just about every living thing here benefits from the presence of salmon, including world-class sports fishing for anglers!
The Katmai National Park and Preserve is also famous for the Novarupta Volcano, site of the largest volcanic eruption of the 20th century, resulting in the Valley of Ten Thousand Smokes. Lake Clark National Park and Preserve Remote, undeveloped, beautiful and vast. The tallest mountains in the park are both active volcanoes: Mount Redoubt and Mount Iliamna. The park includes many streams and lakes vital to the Bristol Bay salmon fishery. Alagnak Wild River The most popular fly-in fishing location in all of southwest Alaska. Anglers pursue all 5 species of salmon plus rainbow trout, char and grayling!
REVIEW: The Midwest Book Review
Two new DVDs in the Discoveries... America National Parks series take the viewer on a glorious, high-definition tour of scenic views and wildlife activity. "Alaska's Katmai, Lake Clark and Alagnak" (9781604901689, 50 min.) shows Katmai's special platforms for observing brown bears as they hunt for food; Lake Clark's streams and active volcanoes; and the popular pastime of fly-in fishing at Alagnak wild river. "Ohio's Cuyahoga Valley and Other National Park Service Units" (9781604901658, 50 min.) explores Ohio's one and only national park, including its marshland hosting beavers, turtles, herons, and amphibians; its stunning Brandywine Falls and Tinker's Creek Gorge; and the Greenfield Berry Farm, a triumph of sustainable agriculture. Both panoramic DVDs are absolutely captivating to behold, and the next best thing to visiting these beautiful national parks in person. Highly recommended, especially for public library DVD collections. Both programs are also available in Blu-ray format.