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.
Did You Know?
The sea otter in the Katmai region and points west (from Cape Douglas to the Aleutian Islands) is a federally-listed threatened species. It is unknown why the sea otter population in this area have declined.