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

River, river in the Fall, who’s the fattest bear of all?

Fat Bear Week Begins October 2nd. King Salmon, AK – Not even the fabled magic mirror knows who will be crowned the fattest bear on the Brooks River because you get to decide instead! Only time and voters on Katmai National Park and Preserve’s Facebook page will tell. Wednesday, October 2nd kicks off Fat Bear Week 2019!

Bridging Past & Future: Ribbon-cutting of the New Brooks River Bridge

On June 29 and 30, 2019, Katmai National Park & Preserve (NP&P) celebrated the grand opening of its new elevated bridge across the lower Brooks River. The event marked the end of a challenging project first conceived over a decade ago, as well as the beginning of a new era for Katmai.

NPS Approves Right-of-Way Certificate of Access for Inholdings Southwest of Brooks Lake

The National Park Service has finalized a Finding of No-Significant Impact (FONSI) for the Olga Lake Right-of-Way Certificate of Access (RWCA) Environmental Assessment, in which it has selected Alternative 2: Issue RWCA Authorizing ORV Trail and Use from KATM 04-137 to KATM 04-136.

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Wet Bear

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Grizzly chasing salmon in Katmai NP

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Grizzly chasing salmon in Katmai NP

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Brooks Falls, Katmai National Park
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Brown bear, Ursus arctos, aka grizzly bear, feeding on pink salmon on tidal river in Katmai National Park, Alaska, United States

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