Katmai Terrane


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Bears. Salmon. Volcanoes. Wilderness. Culture. These are the terranes of Katmai. Each is distinct, but in combination these features create a place like no other. Read about the uniqueness of Katmai in this blog.

Brooks' Buildings

September 06, 2020 Posted by: Chris Kliesrath

A historical look at the buildings of Brooks Camp.


Katmai: A 99 Year-old Gem

September 21, 2017 Posted by: Rebecca Nourot

99 years ago, Katmai National Monument was formed to protect a geologic landscape.  Today, Katmai National Park’s identity incorporates many facets other than geology.


Notes from the Field: Puzzle Pieces of the Past

July 29, 2017 Posted by: Clint Augustson

Archeology in Katmai is both an art and a science: puzzling over layers of soil to tell stories about the people who once lived here.


U.S. Presidents and Katmai

February 14, 2016 Posted by: Michael Fitz

Throughout Katmai’s 97 years, several presidents have influenced Katmai’s purpose and the evolution. Which U.S. presidents established, expanded, or adjusted Katmai’s boundaries and why did they do so?


Explorers of Katmai Country: Alphonse Pinart (1852-1911)

October 30, 2014 Posted by: Landis Ehler

Explorers of Katmai Country: In this series of posts, we’ll highlight different people tied to Katmai’s varied history.

The first person in this series was an adventurer, linguist, collector of antiquities, probable plunderer of historic documents, and the originator of mysterious crystal skulls. These descriptions and more can be applied to the nebulous French national Alphonse Pinart.


Fure's Alarm Clock

June 11, 2014 Posted by: Kathryn Myers

Why is a rusty clock important to Katmai? Because it belonged to Roy Fure, one of the park’s former residents. Fure and his family used this alarm clock while living at his cabin in the Bay of Islands. This cabin is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.


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