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.
The Superintendent's Compendium is reviewed annually and provides a list of regulations under the discretionary authority of the superintendent.
The 2012 Regulation Summary helps to describe many of the laws and policies applicable for Katmai, Aniakchak, and Alagnak.
Did You Know?
In 1918, the scarcity of beef caused many Alaskans to call for the repeal of all legal protection for bears. Katmai park promoters were cautioned,"the word bear should never be mentioned in connection with establishing a National Monument." Ironically, today visitors flock here to view bears.