• 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?

Red salmon drying on racks at Brooks Camp.

Alutiiq residents in the Katmai area maintain their traditional fall harvest of "red fish" (sockeye salmon in spawning colors). The low fat content fish dries easily for storage.