Instructions for making Brooks Camp Campground Reservation (Jan. 9, 2014)
The reservation period for the Brooks Camp Campground did open as advertised at 8 AM Alaska Time on January 5. However, some people did find the reservation process confusing. More »
Brown bears and moose live throughout the coastal and lake regions of Katmai National Park and Preserve. The moose feed on willows, water plants, and grasses. Other mammals include caribou, red fox, wolf, lynx, wolverine, river otter, mink, marten, weasel, porcupine, snowshoe hare, red squirrel, and beaver. Along the coast are sea lions, sea otters, hair seals, porpoise. Beluga whales, orcas, and gray whales sometimes use the Shelikof Strait just beyond Katmai's boundaries.National Park Service’s bear page to learn about bears, the work we do to protect them, and guidelines for staying safe around them.
Did You Know?
In 1912, explosions from the Novarupta-Katmai eruption were heard as far away as Juneau and Fairbanks. About 1500 miles away (2400 km) Seattle, WA was dusted by ash.