Welcome to Katmai Country

Katmai National Monument was established in 1918 to protect the volcanically devastated region surrounding Mount Katmai and the Valley of Ten Thousand Smokes. Today, Katmai National Park and Preserve remains an active volcanic landscape, but it also protects 9,000 years of human history as well as important habitat for salmon and thousands of brown bears.


Bear cub sitting upright. Text says hastag Find Your Park, hashtag I Found Katmai.


Everyone is encouraged to Find Your Park. We want you to share how Katmai and national parks are important.

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Satellite Image of Katmai's Pacific coast

Katmai Terrane Blog

Bears. People. Salmon. Volcanoes. Wilderness. These are terranes of Katmai. Each is distinct, but in combination they create a place like no other.

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Large male brown bear fishes at Brooks Falls

Brooks Camp Bearcams!

What's for dinner? Salmon of course! Watch Brooks Camp's iconic brown bears as they fatten up on salmon for the long winter.

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bear catching a salmon on Brooks Falls

Brooks Camp

Brooks Camp is the most popular bear viewing location in the park. Click here for more information about planning your visit.

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Katmai Social Media

Stay Connected to Katmai

Join Katmai on Twitter, Flickr, YouTube, and Facebook. Share your park experiences with us and the growing online community.

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Extra! Extra!

Read all about Katmai by downloading the latest edition of Katmai’s newspaper and trip planner, The Novarupta.

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Fish Processing

Untouched Wilderness?

For at least the last 9,000 years—before the Valley of Ten Thousand Smokes and before Brooks Camp was a haven for bears—Katmai was a home for people.

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