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Since the early days of the National Park Service, rangers have shared their knowledge through programs and presentations like guided walks, talks, and campfire programs. Today, that long-standing tradition continues. Ranger-led programs are a great way to learn about and experience Katmai. Programs are offered at Brooks Camp from June 7 to September 17.
Explore the human side of Brooks River. Katmai’s landscape has been home to people for thousands of years. The Brooks River area is both a National Historic Landmark and a National Register of Historic Places Archeological District. With over 900 house depressions near the river, this is one of the most densely concentrated archeological areas in North America. This walk follows an easy 1/4 mile trail to a reconstructed traditional Alutiiq/Sugpiaq home and explores the human history hidden along the river and in the forest.
Join a park ranger for an illustrated talk in the Brooks Camp Auditorium. Each night, this program offers unique perspectives, stories, and information on Katmai National Park.
Where: Brooks Camp Auditorium
Valley of Ten Thousand Smokes Tour
A fee is charged for this tour and reservations are required. Advanced reservations can be made at Brooks Lodge or by contacting Katmailand, Inc. Be sure to bring water, hiking boots, rain gear, and warm clothing. If you are arriving or departing Brooks Camp the day of your Valley tour, please arrive at Brooks Camp before 9 am and depart after 4:30 pm to allow plenty of time to get to and from the bus.
Where: South Platform
Last updated: September 28, 2022