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McNeil River State Game Sanctuary

McNeil River State Game Sanctuary
McNeil River State Game Sanctuary

The McNeil River State Game Sanctuary contains a portion of the McNeil River with a series of low, shallow falls that afford easy wading and good visibility for brown bears fishing for salmon. The concentration of bears fishing at the falls provides a world-renowned bear viewing opportunity. The site provides permanent protection for brown bear and other fish and wildlife populations and their habitats.

Location: Alaska, AK

Year designated: 1968

Acres: 137,255

Ownership: State

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Last Updated: June 28, 2012