Offered daily from June 1st until September 17th, this hour long program explores the human history of Katmai and the Brooks River. Brooks River is both a National Historic Landmark and a National Register of Historic Places Archeological District. With over 900 home depressions in the Historic Landmark, Brooks has one of the most densely concentrated archeological areas in North America. People have been living off the resources of Brooks Camp since the time when the Egyptians were building the pyramids over 4000 years ago and archeological sites have been found inside Katmai National Park that date back to about 9,000 years ago. This daily, hour-long interpretive walk is free and follows an easy 1/4 mile trail to a reconstructed home site to explore why humans have been coming here for so many years. Please check at the Brooks Camp Visitor Center for times.
Did You Know?
Thick layers of ash and pumice cover several glaciers near the Valley of Ten Thousand Smokes. The ash and pumice insulate the glaciers and prevent melting while they flow down valley.