Things To Do
Backcountry Hiking and Camping: From the lowland tundra of Bristol Bay to the Valley of Ten Thousand Smokes and the rugged Pacific Coast, Katmai is wide open for exploration.
Bear Watching: Bears are everywhere in Katmai. Few places on earth have as many bears as Katmai or offer comparable bear viewing opportunities.
Brooks Camp: This is Katmai’s most popular destination and for good reason. Its combination of bear viewing, sport fishing, scenery, history, and facilities is unequaled.
Flightseeing: Many pilots would argue that Katmai is best seen from the air.
Fishing: Are you an angler looking to fish in streams with numerous, ravenous, and trophy-sized fish? Look no further.
Hunting and Trapping: These activities are permitted in the preserve area of Katmai.
Nearby Attractions: Katmai is just one of the many spectacular areas on the Alaska Peninsula.
Ranger-led Programs: Evening slide shows, walks, hikes and other ranger-led activities are offered at Brooks Camp from June 1 to September 17.
Did You Know?
Migratory birds begin returning from their wintering grounds in March. Along the Naknek River, thousands and thousands of waterfowl, like tundra swans, gather on pockets of open water as they wait for the region's wetlands to thaw.