• Waiting for supper to cook in the Valley of Ten Thousand Smokes in 1917.


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Landscapes and Architecture

Roy Fure's cabin and windmill on Naknek Lake, built in 1926.
Roy Fure's cabin and windmill on Naknek Lake,
built in 1926.

Katmai National Park and Preserve relies on specialists at the Alaska Regional Office's Cultural Resources Program to assist with historic architecture and cultural landscapes research. The Historic Architecture Program manages the region’s historic structures inventory and prepares Historic American Building Survey (HABS) and Historic American Engineering Record (HAER) projects.

The park is home to several historic structures, including Fure's cabin on Naknek Lake and the Fisheries Building at Brooks Camp.

A cultural landscape is a geographic area with special natural and cultural significance. Areas that are designated and managed as cultural landscapes are usually associated with an historic event, activity, or person, or have other extraordinary cultural or aesthetic values. Alaska Regional Office staff are currently documenting the cultural landscape of Brooks Camp.

Recognizing these special places in the Katmai area helps us preserve and share the region's history.

Did You Know?

Did You Know?

Migratory birds begin returning from their wintering grounds in March. Along the Naknek River, thousands and thousands of waterfowl, like tundra swans, gather on pockets of open water as they wait for the region's wetlands to thaw.