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


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Transportation & Guiding Services

Because Katmai National Park and Preserve is not accessible by road, the park must be accessed by air taxis or boat. In addition to transportation, commercial guides for various activities such as bear viewing, sport fishing, photography, and hiking also provide services for a fee to the public. For information on air taxi and boat transportation as well as a list of guiding services, click here.

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.