• Large male brown bear at Brooks Falls

    Katmai

    National Park & Preserve Alaska

Laws & Policies

There are a variety of rules and regulations that help us protect park resources and provide visitors with a safe and enjoyable experience. The Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) and the Superintendent's Compendium provide a complete listing of park rules and regulations.

36 CFR parts 1-199 pertain to all National Park areas.
36 CFR part 13
pertains to all Alaska National Park areas. Subpart O pertains to the special regulations of Katmai National Park & Preserve.

The Superintendent's Compendium is reviewed annually and provides a list of regulations under the discretionary authority of the superintendent.

Other regulations may also apply. Please see the Summary of Regulations and firearms pages for more information.

Did You Know?

Bear at Brooks Falls

The bear that you see in the park may be older than you think. Brown bears can live up to 30 years, although 20 years or less is more common.