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 »
Bear Safety in Katmai
Brown bears add an intimidating and exciting element to the Katmai landscape. More bears (approximately 2,200) inhabit Katmai than probably any other national park in world. Expect to encounter bears during your visit.
Become familiar with the suggestions, guidelines, and regulations in the links below, but remember that safe traveling in bear country begins before you arrive. Learning about bears before your visit can help you have a safer and more enjoyable experience. Your help and cooperation is necessary to protect the Katmai experience, Katmai’s bears, and everyone’s safety at this amazing place.
Did You Know?
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.