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

    Katmai

    National Park & Preserve Alaska

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  • 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 »

Management

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Did You Know?

Mother bear with cubs

The average age at which a female brown bear first successfully raises her cubs to weaning is 8 years.