Katmai National Park, Alaska

Katmai National Park is located near King Salmon city in Alaska. The park was established in 1980 on December 2. It attracts nearly 40,000 visitors annually and spans an area of about 6395 square miles. Katmai National Park centers around the stratovolcano Mount Katmai. The park contains 7 active volcanos. The waters of the park are know for their salmon and their bear populations. Vistors like to ski, hike, camp, and backback when they come to the park. It's also popular to watch brown bears feed on salmon during spanning season. Brooks camp is one of the few developed areas in the park and contains platforms for people to watch and photograph the bear population that has been acclimated to human presence. There are also salmon, seals, and whales located in the parks waters. The park has an abundance of wildlife with almost 30 types of mammals, almost 140 types of birds, and more than 20 types of freshwater fish. The park is always open but June through middle of September are popular times to visit.

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Katmai National Park

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News

Bear 409 Crowned Fattest Bear 2018

King Salmon, AK – In the tournament to be the tubbiest on the tundra, bear 409 Beadnose is the undisputed heavyweight champion for 2018. Online fans voted bear 409 “Fattest Bear” in the culmination of Fat Bear Week, a March-Madness style competition on the national park’s social media.

It’s Jiggly Season: Fat Bear Week Begins October 3rd

Who is the fattest bear on the Brooks River? On Wednesday, October 3rd, Katmai National Park and Preserve kicks-off Fat Bear Week 2018.

Katmai Proposes Relocation of Brooks Campground Trail

Katmai has prepared an Environmental Assessment (EA) to analyze the relocation of the Brooks Campground Trail within the Brooks Camp area of Katmai National Park and Preserve.

Katmai National Park Photos

Wounded injured Alaskan Coastal Brown Bear grizzly searches for fish in a river in Katmai National Park

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Wounded injured Alaskan Coastal Brown Bear grizzly searches for fish in a river in Katmai National Park

Wounded injured Alaskan Coastal Brown Bear grizzly searches for fish in a river in Katmai National Park

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Katmai National Park with river, beach, sand and mountains with glaciers. Sunny summer day in Alaska. Bear footprints in the sand

Alaskan Coastal Brown Bear grizzly searches for fish in a river in Katmai National Park, sitting on a sandbar

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Alaskan Coastal Brown Bear grizzly searches for fish in a river in Katmai National Park, sitting on a sandbar

Alaskan Coastal Brown Bear grizzly searches for fish in a river in Katmai National Park, sitting on a sandbar

Alaskan Coastal Brown Bear grizzly searches for fish in a river in Katmai National Park, sitting on a sandbar

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Alaskan Coastal Brown Bear grizzly searches for fish in a river in Katmai National Park, sitting on a sandbar

Alaskan Coastal Brown Bear grizzly searches for fish in a river in Katmai National Park, sitting on a sandbar

Active volcano on Katmai National Park in Alaska

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Active volcano on Katmai National Park in Alaska

Active volcano on Katmai National Park in Alaska

Katmai National Park in Alaska, scenery of rocks, lichen and driftwood with large glacier mountains in the background

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Katmai National Park in Alaska, scenery of rocks, lichen and driftwood with large glacier mountains in the background

Katmai National Park in Alaska, scenery of rocks, lichen and driftwood with large glacier mountains in the background

Alaskan Coastal Brown Bear grizzly searches for fish in a river in Katmai National Park, sitting on a sandbar

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Alaskan Coastal Brown Bear grizzly searches for fish in a river in Katmai National Park, sitting on a sandbar

Alaskan Coastal Brown Bear grizzly searches for fish in a river in Katmai National Park, sitting on a sandbar

Beautiful aerial view of Katmai National Park. Braided river and untouched wilderness, and mountains in Alaska

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Beautiful aerial view of Katmai National Park. Braided river and untouched wilderness, and mountains in Alaska

Beautiful aerial view of Katmai National Park. Braided river and untouched wilderness, and mountains in Alaska

View of a giant glacier in Katmai National Park in Alaska in a sunny day

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View of a giant glacier in Katmai National Park in Alaska in a sunny day

View of a giant glacier in Katmai National Park in Alaska in a sunny day

Alaskan Coastal Brown Bear grizzly searches for fish in a river in Katmai National Park, sitting on a sandbar

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Alaskan Coastal Brown Bear grizzly searches for fish in a river in Katmai National Park, sitting on a sandbar

Alaskan Coastal Brown Bear grizzly searches for fish in a river in Katmai National Park, sitting on a sandbar

Aerial view of a sandbar in Katmai National Park

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Aerial view of a sandbar in Katmai National Park

Emerging

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Emerging

A Brown Bear emerges from the thick vegetation along the bank of a river. Katmai National Park, Alaska.

Leaving Katmai

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Leaving Katmai

Naknek Lake

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Naknek Lake

Naknek Lake

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Naknek Lake

Dumpling Mountain

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Dumpling Mountain

Naknek Lake at dusk

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Naknek Lake at dusk

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Katmai National Park with river, beach, sand and mountains with glaciers. Sunny summer day in Alaska

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Katmai National Park with river, beach, sand and mountains with glaciers. Sunny summer day in Alaska

Katmai National Park with river, beach, sand and mountains with glaciers. Sunny summer day

Leaving Katmai

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Leaving Katmai