• Large male brown bear at Brooks Falls


    National Park & Preserve Alaska

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?

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.