• Waiting for supper to cook in the Valley of Ten Thousand Smokes in 1917.

    Katmai

    National Park & Preserve Alaska

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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?

Sockeye Salmon below Margot Creek Falls

Salmon, especially sockeye salmon, drive Katmai's ecosystem. Almost every living thing here is connected to the salmon including mammals, fish, insects, birds, and vegetation. Salmon are the keystone species of this ecosystem.