The purpose of Katmai National Park and Preserve is to protect, study, and interpret active volcanism surrounding the Valley of Ten Thousand Smokes, extensive coastal resources, habitats supporting a high concentration of salmon and brown bears, and an ongoing story of humans integrated with a dynamic subarctic ecosystem. The park and preserve offer unique opportunities to explore vast wilderness and immense volcanoes, watch brown bears, fish for salmon and trout, and many other activities.
Katmai is open year-round for you to enjoy. However, it is a remote park that cannot be accessed by car. There are few services in the park and preserve. The closest grocery store and post office are located outside of the park in King Salmon. Please, plan ahead and bring what you need to enjoy your visit. Browse the links below and Katmai’s frequently asked questions to help plan your visit.
Last updated: February 25, 2016