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    Katmai

    National Park & Preserve Alaska

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July 08, 2014
Bearcams: Nature’s Dramatic Reality Show is Back for 2014
Katmai National Park and explore.org are pleased to announce that the popular bearcams are back for 2014. Each summer, brown bears gather to feed on sockeye salmon in the Brooks River. Eight webcams along or near the Brooks River stream live HD footage revealing the drama of the annual sockeye salmon migration and the dozens of brown bears fishing for them.

June 02, 2014
Fire Ban Lifted
Recent storms brought sufficient rain to Katmai National Park and Preserve to moderate the fire danger and allow park officials to lift the burn closure.

May 15, 2014
All Open Fires Prohibited in Katmai National Park and Preserve, Alagnak Wild River, and Aniakchak National Monument and Preserve
KING SALMON, Alaska - Effective immediately, Katmai National Park and Preserve, Alagnak Wild River, and Aniakchak National Monument and Preserve are prohibiting the use of all open fires in the park and preserves due to high fire danger.

January 16, 2014
Public Meetings for 2014 Park Compendiums
National Park Service compendiums for Alaska are now open for a 30-day public comment period, from January 15 - February 15. The compendium for Katmai National Park and Preserve is a compilation of all designations, closures and restrictions imposed under the discretionary authority within the regulations covering national parks. This regulatory tool helps manage Alaska's national park areas for the public’s enjoyment, use and protection.

December 24, 2013
New Recreation.gov Features for Katmai National Park Reservations
Katmai National Park announces that new features on recreation.gov will simplify the reservation process for camping at Brooks Camp and other destinations in the park.

October 23, 2013
Roy Wood recieves 2013 Alaska Region Freeman Tilden Award
Roy Wood, Chief of Interpretation for Katmai National Park & Preserve has been selected as the recipient of the 2013 Alaska Region Freeman Tilden Award for his partnership with the Annenberg Foundation’s explore.org to bring the bears of Brooks Camp to the world through the installation and operation of several webcams.

October 22, 2013
Roy Wood is the 2013 Alaska Region's Freeman Tilden Award Recipient
Roy Wood, Chief of Interpretation for Katmai National Park & Preserve has been selected as the recipient of the 2013 Alaska Region Freeman Tilden Award for his partnership with the Annenberg Foundation’s explore.org to bring the bears of Brooks Camp to the world through the installation and operation of several webcams.

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.