Welcome to Katmai Country

A landscape 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.

a dramatic coastline with towering cliffs

Plan Your Visit

Get started planning your Katmai adventure.

Two bears in front of a floating wooden bridge

Bridge Construction FAQ

Construction of an elevated bridge and boardwalk over the Brooks River is planned for the winter of 2018- 2019.

bears fishing at waterfall

Bear Cam

Watch live streaming footage of Brooks River's brown bears.

bear sitting on gravel bar near water

Brooks Camp

Find out why Brooks Camp is Katmai's single most popular destination.

weasel stands on its hind legs among low-growing tundra plants

A Vast Wilderness

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

a rustic cabin on a hill above a lake

History & Culture

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

red salmon swimming in shallow water

Katmai Terrane Blog

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

a white wolf with an intense gaze

Frequently Asked Questions

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

floatplane parked along lakeshore

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: September 26, 2018

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

PO Box 7
1000 Silver Street, Building 603

King Salmon, AK 99613

Phone:

(907) 246-3305

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