• Waiting for supper to cook in the Valley of Ten Thousand Smokes in 1917.

    Katmai

    National Park & Preserve Alaska

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  • Instructions for making Brooks Camp Campground Reservation (Jan. 9, 2014)

    The reservation period for the Brooks Camp Campground did open as advertised at 8 AM Alaska Time on January 5. However, some people did find the reservation process confusing. More »

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March 06, 2014
Hearings Set on Wildlife Hunting Restrictions
The National Park Service is holding public hearings in March on temporary restrictions for certain sport hunting practices in several national preserves in Alaska. Public comments on these provisions will be taken from March 9 through March 22.

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.

July 03, 2013
Open Fire Ban Lifted in Katmai and Alagnak Wild River
Effective immediately, open fires may be built as allowed by park regulations on all park lands including Aniakchak National Monument and Preserve, Katmai National Park and Preserve, and the Alagnak Wild River.

June 25, 2013
Modified Open Fire Ban in Katmai NPP and Alagnak Wild River
King Salmon, Alaska - Effective immediately, open fires may be built as allowed by park regulations on all park lands within Aniakchak National Monument and Preserve and coastal lands east of the Aleutian Range within Katmai National Park.

Did You Know?

Sockeye Salmon below Margot Creek Falls

Salmon, especially sockeye salmon, drive Katmai's ecosystem. Almost every living thing here is connected to the salmon including mammals, fish, insects, birds, and vegetation. Salmon are the keystone species of this ecosystem.