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.

Katmai National Park Info


Katmai National Park

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News

Katmai Proposes Issuing Right-of-Way Southwest of Brooks Lake

Katmai National Park & Preserve, King Salmon, AK – Katmai has prepared an Environmental Assessment (EA) to analyze the environmental impacts associated with the issuance of a Right-of-Way Certificate of Access for a private inholding in the Olga Lake and Headwaters Creek area of the park, southwest of Brooks Lake.

Katmai National Park and Preserve to Hold Public Meeting in King Salmon

Katmai National Park and Preserve wants to hear from the public on its proposal to temporarily close the Brooks River to motorized vessels upriver from the new elevated bridge.

Katmai Extends Public Comment Period for Olga Lake Right-of-Way

Katmai National Park & Preserve, King Salmon, AK – Katmai has prepared an Environmental Assessment (EA) to analyze the environmental impacts associated with the issuance of a Right-of-Way Certificate of Access for a private inholding in the Olga Lake and Headwaters Creek area of the park, southwest of Brooks Lake.

Katmai National Park Photos

Brooks Falls Brown Bear

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Brooks Falls Brown Bear

Brown bear, Katmai National Park - Alaska

Brown Bear On The Prowl

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Brown Bear On The Prowl

This blond phase coastal brown bear was patrolling a stretch of river in search of its next salmon meal. Katmai National Park, Alaska.

Don't Play With Your Food

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Don't Play With Your Food

Photo taken during our trip up Katmai National Park and Preserve where we had a couple of days in the Brooks Falls area before heading out towards the volcanic desolation area of Mt. Kamai area.

Momma Takes a Piece

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Momma Takes a Piece

Photo taken during our trip up Katmai National Park and Preserve where we had a couple of days in the Brooks Falls area before heading out towards the volcanic desolation area of Mt. Kamai area.

Walking and Eating

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Walking and Eating

Photo taken during our trip up Katmai National Park and Preserve where we had a couple of days in the Brooks Falls area before heading out towards the volcanic desolation area of Mt. Kamai area.

Young Brown Bear Entering the Water

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Young Brown Bear Entering the Water

Photo taken during our trip up Katmai National Park and Preserve where we had a couple of days in the Brooks Falls area before heading out towards the volcanic desolation area of Mt. Kamai area.

Young Brown Bear at Brooks Falls

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Young Brown Bear at Brooks Falls

Photo taken during our trip up Katmai National Park and Preserve where we had a couple of days in the Brooks Falls area before heading out towards the volcanic desolation area of Mt. Kamai area.

Looking Good Little Bear

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Looking Good Little Bear

Photo taken during our trip up Katmai National Park and Preserve where we had a couple of days in the Brooks Falls area before heading out towards the volcanic desolation area of Mt. Kamai area.

Fish for All

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Fish for All

Photo taken during our trip up Katmai National Park and Preserve where we had a couple of days in the Brooks Falls area before heading out towards the volcanic desolation area of Mt. Kamai area.

Cruising the Falls

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Cruising the Falls

Photo taken during our trip up Katmai National Park and Preserve where we had a couple of days in the Brooks Falls area before heading out towards the volcanic desolation area of Mt. Kamai area.

I'll Just Eat This While You Find More

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I'll Just Eat This While You Find More

Photo taken during our trip up Katmai National Park and Preserve where we had a couple of days in the Brooks Falls area before heading out towards the volcanic desolation area of Mt. Kamai area.

Katmai Brown Bear

tomblandford posted a photo:

Katmai Brown Bear

A large brown bear sow (female) pauses for a pose as it makes its way along a salmon stream in Katmai National Park.

Brown Bears Argue

jessicaweinbergmcclosky posted a photo:

Brown Bears Argue

Brown bears argue over fishing spots at Katmai National Park's famous Brooks Falls

Concentration

jessicaweinbergmcclosky posted a photo:

Concentration

This subadult female brown bear (#804) is displaying intense patience and concentration as she tries to catch a meal at Katmai National Park's famous Brooks Falls. Fishing is not an innate bear skill. They must practice, and practice some more, in order to learn different methods. Catching fish from the top of a waterfall is one of the more unique fishing strategies a bear can master, but this female is up to the task.

Patience Pays Off

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Patience Pays Off

So Many Salmon 2

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So Many Salmon 2

Photo taken during our trip up Katmai National Park and Preserve where we had a couple of days in the Brooks Falls area before heading out towards the volcanic desolation area of Mt. Kamai area.

Family Squabbles

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Family Squabbles

Photo taken during our trip up Katmai National Park and Preserve where we had a couple of days in the Brooks Falls area before heading out towards the volcanic desolation area of Mt. Kamai area.

Lone Bear at Brooks Falls

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Lone Bear at Brooks Falls

Photo taken during our trip up Katmai National Park and Preserve where we had a couple of days in the Brooks Falls area before heading out towards the volcanic desolation area of Mt. Kamai area.

So Many Salmon 1

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So Many Salmon 1

Photo taken during our trip up Katmai National Park and Preserve where we had a couple of days in the Brooks Falls area before heading out towards the volcanic desolation area of Mt. Kamai area.

Running to the Fish

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Running to the Fish

Photo taken during our trip up Katmai National Park and Preserve where we had a couple of days in the Brooks Falls area before heading out towards the volcanic desolation area of Mt. Kamai area.