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


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Your interest in making a donation to Katmai National Park and Preserve is deeply appreciated.

If you make the gift directly to Katmai, your donation will be used for interpretation, research and enhancing visitor experiences.

No administrative costs are deducted from your gift, when given directly to the National Park Service for use in Katmai. Your check will be deposited in a government account. Government accounts are non-interest bearing. To give directly to Katmai, please mail your check to:

Katmai National Park and Preserve
#1 King Salmon Mall
PO Box 7
King Salmon, AK 99613

If you choose to make a donation to Alaska Geographic, the donation will be deposited in an interest-bearing account to assist projects or programs throughout the Alaska region. A donation to Alaska Geographic will not necessarily be applied to projects in Katmai National Park.

If you have questions concerning donations, please contact us.

Did You Know?

Sockeye salmon study

Scientists can tell the age of a fish by looking at its ear bone, called the otolith. Growth rings related to water temperature can be seen in the otolith and counted to give age.