Operating Hours & Seasons

The park and preserve are open year-round. Most visitors arrive between June and October, when transportation and guiding services are readily available.

At Brooks Camp, National Park Service and concessioner services are offered from June 1 through September 17. Prime bear viewing months at Brooks Camp are July and September, although a few bears may be in the area at any time between late May and December.

Bear viewing in coastal areas is possible during June through August. For more information about best bear viewing time periods and a table illustrating bear concentrations, visit Bear Watching in Katmai. If you plan to explore Katmai's backcountry, most activities are best during June through September.

Last updated: December 23, 2015

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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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