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McNeil River

McNeil River Bear Viewing

McNeil River State Game Sanctuary


Steller Air also provides service to McNeil River State Game Sanctuary for permit holders. McNeil River is a spectacular site for viewing brown bears and access is only open to those who win a permit lottery.  At McNeil you are flown in and set up camp, then you are free to do all the bear viewing you desire. McNeil River State Game Sanctuary is known to have the highest concentration of bears than any other bear viewing area, one of our customers that we flew into McNeil said they saw 70 bears! If you are an avid bear watcher or bear enthusiast this is the place you need to be. This site is only accessible by float plane, and Steller Air will be happy to safely escort you to and from your bear viewing adventure. Please view our McNeil River Access page for more information.