Contact: Katmai National Park Headquarters, 907-246-3305
King Salmon, AK – Katmai National Park and Preserve(Katmai NP&P)announced today the immediate closure of the Brooks Camp Developed Area (BCDA) to all visitors until further notice. The closure is in response to a request from local health officials after multiple positive cases of COVID-19 having been detected in the park’s residential community. The park is acting according to a COVID-19 operations plan developed alongside public health professionals.
Effective July 27, 2020 at 12:00 AM AKDT, only residents and other authorized persons will be allowed in this area through August 10. The National Park Service will work with public health officials to reassess conditions and update the access status of BCDA then. The health and safety of employees, residents, volunteers, partners, and neighboring communities as well as park visitors, at Katmai National Park and Preserve is the Service's number one priority. The NPS is working servicewide with federal, state, and local authorities to closely monitor the COVID-19 pandemic.
The park will work towards reopening the BCDA to the public as soon as possible. Details and updates on park operations will continue to be posted on our website and social media channels. Updates about NPS operations will be posted on www.nps.gov/coronavirus. Areas beyond the BCDA within Katmai NP&P remain fully accessible to the public in accordance with the latest federal, state, and local health guidance. Law Enforcement and first responder services remain accessible.
For those who want to visit the park virtually, the NPS has many digital tools available to explore Katmai National Park and Preserve, including: