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 the thousands of brown bears that feed on them.
Stay Connected to Katmai
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Read all about Katmai by downloading the latest edition of Katmai’s newspaper and trip planner, The Novarupta (11.7 MB).Read More
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.Read More
Live: 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.Read More
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.Read More
Brooks Camp is the most popular bear viewing location in the park. Click here for more information about planning your visit.Read More
Did You Know?
The bear orientation room in the Brooks Camp Visitor Center was the first ranger station in Katmai. It was built in 1955.