Backcountry Hiking and Camping

Hikers descend the pumice coverd slopes of Broken Mountain
Two hikers roam the slopes of Broken Mountain. Katmai National Park and Preserve offers countless opportunities for wilderness travel.
With less than five miles of maintained trails, Katmai is a wilderness park. Its backcountry is filled with nearly limitless possibilities for adventure, challenge, exploration and solitude. Wilderness travel can be by foot, kayak, canoe, raft, boat or airplane.

Most backcountry users find that they need skills beyond basic camping skills to have a safe and memorable experience. No permits are necessary to camp in Katmai's backcountry, but careful planning is necessary in order to have a safe and enjoyable visit. Explore the links below to begin planning your backcountry adventure.

Backcountry Regulations and Suggested Best Practices
Carry the Ten Essentials

Leave No Trace in Katmai
Backcountry Trip Itinerary

Last updated: September 30, 2016

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Mailing Address:

PO Box 7
1000 Silver Street, Building 603

King Salmon, AK 99613


(907) 246-3305

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