• Large male brown bear at Brooks Falls

    Katmai

    National Park & Preserve Alaska

Things To Know Before You Come

Katmai is open year-round for you to enjoy. However, it is a remote park that cannot be accessed by car. There are few services in the park and preserve. The closest grocery store and post office are located outside of the park in King Salmon. Please, plan ahead and bring what you need to enjoy your visit. Browse the links below and Katmai’s frequently asked questions to help plan your visit.

Bear Safety
Directions
Leave No Trace
Lodging
Laws and Policies
Traveling Green
Weather

Did You Know?

Oil on Katmai Coast

The 1989 Exxon Valdez oil spill heavily impacted Pacific coast of Katmai National Park. Although the spill occurred over 250 miles away, more than 1055 tons of oiled debris was removed from the park’s shores. In some areas, oil can still be seen today.