Brown bears by the hundreds (about 2,200 to be exact) and salmon large enough to pull you in! Those are just a couple of the highlights you could experience with a visit to this stunning location close to Kodiak. But be sure to plan your visit between June 1 and September 17, because only extremely limited services are provided outside of those dates and visitor centers will be closed. Bear watching opportunities here are second-to-none and people come from every corner of the world to experience these giants up close and in their natural, largely unaltered habitat. You won’t leave the same.