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Crescent, Oregon: Angry Bear with Fish

On the roof of a store. Almost 17 feet tall and snarling. Keep away from that fish!

136740 US-97, Crescent, OR
South of Bend, US Hwy 97. Just north of CR 61 at Hill St.
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Bear with fish.

Angry Bear with Fish

Depending on the angle, the "Angry Bear with Fish" almost looks like he was caught bathing and grabbed the fish for modesty purposes. We enjoyed creating stories to align with his expression, depending on where we were when viewing him.

[Adrea Gibbs, 09/12/2023]

Bear close up.

Grizzly Bear with Fish

The sporting goods store is long gone, but the bear remains. And he is pretty scary too!

[Chrissy Ferguson, 11/02/2017]

Grizzly bear with fish.

Grizzly Bear with Fish

The bear is spectacular, but go inside and talk fishing and hunting with the friendly owner and staff. They may volunteer to take your picture with a giant pistol, a bottle of Jack Daniels, and a wall of ammo. Brilliant. The motel next door also has a small trove of al fresco animal art.

[K, 09/14/2012]

Bear with fish.

Grizzly Bear with Salmon

This was a funny sight we saw on our way home to Colorado from Crater Lake, OR. It's about 45 miles SW of Bend, OR on Hwy 97.

[June, 11/03/2007]

Known to the locals as "Griz," this bad-attitude bear has been on the roof of Ken's Sporting Goods since the late 1980s. He's 16.5 feet tall. Bear statues are common, but we like this one's snarl. He's already snatched some poor gasping fish, yet he has the time to pause and menace cars in the parking lot....

Grizzly Bear holding a fish.

Grizzly Bear Statue

If you're taking the long, boring drive down U.S. Highway 97 to Crater Lake National Park and are longing for a photo op, here's your opportunity.

Atop Ken's Sporting Goods in Crescent, Oregon is a Grizzly Bear statue, the omnivore apparently wrestling with a fresh fish. Just to the left you'll also find The Woodsman County Lodge and a large statue of a bearded, plaid-clad lumberjack chopping wood with his trusty ax.

It's a great time to stretch your legs in an otherwise unremarkable stretch of highway.

[Pete Wade, 09/13/2007]

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In the region:
Crater Lake, Crater Lake National Park, OR - 42 mi.

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