• 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?

A microblade core from the Preserve.

The first people in Katmai arrived about 9,000 years ago. They left behind artifacts like this one, a core from which small microblades were struck. Expert tool makers set the microblades into the sides of bone arrowheads to increase cutting power.