• Aerial view of Aniakchak Caldera taken from northern rim

    Aniakchak

    National Monument & Preserve Alaska

Camping

The National Park Service maintains no campgrounds in Aniakchak National Monument & Preserve; all camping is primitive.

Permits
Permits are not required for public access to or overnight stays within Aniakchak National Monument and Preserve. However, campers are encouraged to make known their itinerary information.
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Leave No Trace
For their own safety and enjoyment, and for the continued health of the Aniakchak environment, campers are encouraged to practice the Leave No Trace Principles of outdoor ethics.

Bear Awareness
Aniakchak is bear country! In order to minimize human-bear conflicts, it is critical that campers store food, trash, and any odorous items in bear-resistant containers (BRCs, or "bear barrels"). A limited supply of BRCs are available for temporary use, free of charge at the King Salmon Visitor Center. Hanging food is not encouraged as trees of appropriate height will not be available in what is essentially treeless tundra.
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Did You Know?

Did You Know?

Ash from the May 1931 eruption of Aniakchak fell at a rate of a pound per hour at the Chignik villages, 65 miles to the south. The blast was heard 200 miles away and the ash sprinkled the ground nearly 700 miles from the source. The eruption left a caldera 250 deep and one-half mile wide.