Welcome to Katmai Country

A landscape is alive underneath our feet, filled with creatures that remind us what it is to be wild.

Katmai was established in 1918 to protect the volcanically devastated region surrounding Novarupta and the Valley of Ten Thousand Smokes. Today, Katmai National Park and Preserve also protects 9,000 years of human history and important habitat for salmon and thousands of brown bears.

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Plan Your Visit

Get started planning your Katmai adventure.

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Online Activities

Parked at home this season? Engage with us virtually and explore Katmai.

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Brooks Camp

Find out why Brooks Camp is Katmai's single most popular destination, and learn how to plan a visit here.

A brown bear standing in a river with gulls in the background.
Katmai Webcams

Watch live views of Katmai, including bear activity at Brooks River.

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A Vast Wilderness

Learn about Katmai's wildlife, plants, natural features, and environmental influences.

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History & Culture

People have lived in the Katmai area for thousands of years. Discover the human dimension of Katmai.

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Katmai Terrane Blog

Read the latest news, information, and opinions from park staff.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Have a question about planning your Katmai trip or about the park in general? Check our FAQ for answers.

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Guides & Transportation Services

Looking for a bear viewing guide, an air taxi, or a sport fishing guide? Browse the list of authorized commercial service providers.

Last updated: March 27, 2023

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Contact Info

Mailing Address:

PO Box 7
1000 Silver Street, Building 603

King Salmon, AK 99613


907 246-3305

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