Katmai National Park & Preserve (click here for map) is located on the Alaska Peninsula, across the Shelikof Strait from Kodiak Island. Park Headquarters is in King Salmon, about 290 air miles southwest of Anchorage. Several commercial airlines provide daily flights into King Salmon as it cannot be reached by road. Brooks Camp, approximately 30 air miles from King Salmon, is a common destination for visitors to the Park. Brooks Camp can only be reached via small float plane or boat.
Brooks Camp, located on the Brooks River approximately 30 air miles from King Salmon, is a common destination for visitors to Katmai. Brooks Camp can only be reached via small float plane (chartered from many of the towns and villages listed above) or boat. Click here for a complete list of commercial services operating in and around Katmai.
Did You Know?
Those adult bears that you see in Katmai that weigh 300 to 900 pounds started out weighing only 1 pound when they were born.