Katmai National Park is what you think about when you think about Alaska. It' famous for it's active volcanoes, brown bears, awesome fresh water sport fishing, and rugged wilderness with North America's highest concentration of prehistoric human dwellings.
Katmai National Park & Preserve
#1 King Salmon Mall
P.O. Box 7
King Salmon, AK 99613
The park is located on the Alaska Peninsula. The park is open year-round.
Visitors to the park come to experience soft adventure, the wilderness, great natural scenery, and the best freshwater sport fishing in the world. There are 14 active volcanoes in the park, brown bears, salmon, and trout that can be experienced by hiking, backpacking, camping, fishing, and boat tours.
The bear population in the park numbers in excess of 2,000 and is estimated to be the largest in the world.
One of most photographed brown bear locations in the world is the Brooks Falls viewing platform when the salmon are spawning.
Here are a few of the best lodges to stay at If you plan to visit Alaska to experience spectacular wilderness settings and awesome trout and salmon fishing.
Kulik Lodge is best known as a top trout fly sport fishing lodge near Alaska's best rainbow trout and salmon fishing grounds. They have a capacity of 28 guests and is open from June to October.
Grosvenor Lodge is a small sport fishing lodge. Only six persons are accommodated at a time, making this a popular vacation spot for families, business associates or a group of fishing buddies. Grosvenor operates from June to October and offers 3, 4, and 7 night sport fishing packages.
Brooks Lodge is near the famous Brooks River and next to Brooks Falls and provides guests with the opportunity to observe and photograph Alaskan brown bears fishing and the silver horde of sockeye salmon as they leap the Brooks Falls on their upriver journey to spawning grounds. They offer hiking and interpretive programs provided by National Park Service Rangers. 16 guests units can accommodate a maximum of 60 guests. Facilities are available for small seminars. Brooks operates from June 1st to September 18th.
Without road access, getting to Katmai National Park and Preserve is by chartered plane or boat from King Salmon, Homer, and Kodiak.
Campsites must be reserved in advance. To apply for a reservation or call 1-800-365-CAMP
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