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

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

Coastal Brown Bear

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Coastal Brown Bear

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Coastal Brown Bear fishing for Salmon

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Coastal Brown Bear fishing for Salmon

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Coastal Brown Bear

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Coastal Brown Bear

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Staying Close to Mom

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Staying Close to Mom

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.

Hello There Little One

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Hello There Little One

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.

Enter Peanut

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Enter Peanut

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.

A Mother's Warning

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A Mother's Warning

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.

Cub and Salmon Scraps

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Cub and Salmon Scraps

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.

Big Momma BIg Salmon

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Big Momma BIg Salmon

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.

Leaning CUb

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Leaning CUb

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.

This Mom Knows How to FIsh

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This Mom Knows How to 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.

Big Boars at the Falls

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Big Boars at 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.

Grabbing Another Fish by the Head

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Grabbing Another Fish by the Head

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, Not Enough Bears

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So Many Salmon, Not Enough Bears

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.

Triplets

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Triplets

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.

Otis in the Riffles

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Otis in the Riffles

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.

Do I Have Blood On My Face?

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Do I Have Blood On My Face?

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.

Holding My Fish and Looking Cool

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Holding My Fish and Looking Cool

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.

Fishing The Deep Pools

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Fishing The Deep Pools

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.

Bear 856 Giving Me the Death Stare

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Bear 856 Giving Me the Death Stare

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.