• Large male brown bear at Brooks Falls

    Katmai

    National Park & Preserve Alaska

Swikshak Patrol Cabin

Swikshak patrol cabin

Swikshak Patrol Cabin

NPS

The National Park Service is proposing to replace the Swikshak patrol cabin on the coast of Katmai National Park. The project is needed to enable the NPS to protect and manage the extensive Katmai coast during the summer months when visitation is at its highest levels, and provide park staff a safe and durable hard-sided shelter for protection against inclement weather and occasional undesirable wildlife encounters. The cabin is located within the Katmai Wilderness.

An environmental assessment (EA) was developed to analyze impacts of the proposed action and a No Action alternative. If approved and funded, project could begin as early as this summer field season 2010

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.