Most visitors come to Katmai National Park and Preserve for bear viewing or sport fishing, but many other outdoor activities are available as well. In the Brooks Camp vicinity, you can hike Dumpling Mountain, backpack in the Valley of Ten Thousand Smokes, or canoe or kayak the Savonoski Loop. With over 4 million acres of wilderness, the rest of the park offers backcountry adventures limited only by your imagination and wilderness skills.
Did You Know?
The average mid-summer weight of Katmai's adult male bears is 600-900 pounds (272-408 kg). Some of those bears will weigh over 1000 pounds (450 kg) in the fall. Amazingly, those bears only weighed 1 pound (.5 kg) when they were born.