• Large male brown bear at Brooks Falls


    National Park & Preserve Alaska

Operating Hours & Seasons

The park and preserve are open year-round. At Brooks Camp, National Park Service and concessioner services are offered from June 1 through September 17. Prime bear viewing months at Brooks Camp are July and September, although a few bears may be in the area at any time between late May and December.

Bear viewing in coastal areas is possible during June through August. Click here for a table for best bear viewing time periods. Backcountry activities are best during June through September.

Did You Know?

Did You Know?

The world's largest run of sockeye salmon occurs in Bristol Bay, Alaska each summer. Part of that salmon run move into Katmai National Park and Preserve through the Naknek and Alagnak rivers.