• 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?

Break in storms over Brooks River

The Brooks River area hosts the highest density of Arctic Small Tool tradition houses yet known. The people of the Arctic Small Tool Tradition, which dates from about 3,000 to 3,800 years ago, left little evidence of their presence in Alaska.