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

    Katmai

    National Park & Preserve Alaska

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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?

Sockeye salmon study

Scientists can tell the age of a fish by looking at its ear bone, called the otolith. Growth rings related to water temperature can be seen in the otolith and counted to give age.