Chinitna Bay on Cook Inlet offers World class bear viewing along the beach, in the meadows in the uplands, and in the rivers at the head of the bay as the salmon begin to run. Unique concentrations of food promote high numbers of bears intent on foraging the protein rich sedges, clams, and salmon. In addition to bear viewing visitors to Chinitna Bay can walk and explore the wide beaches, fish, and clam dig. A trip to Chinitna Bay offers a unique wilderness experience in the heart of coastal bear country.
While the Chinitna Bay meadows are closed to visitors, identified viewing locations offer spectacular views of the bears grazing the meadows. Visitors may be able to see as many as twenty coastal brown bears from a single location.