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
The park is located on the Alaska Peninsula. The park and preserve are open year-round. Most visitors arrive between June and October, when transportation and guiding services are readily available.
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 .Most people arrive at Brooks Camp via small, float-equipped aircraft. It is also a starting point for many backcountry adventures. Daily bus tours from Brooks Camp provide easy access to the geologic splendor of the Valley of Ten Thousand Smokes, site of the largest volcanic eruption of the 20th century
Katmai National Park and Preserve is located on the northern Alaska Peninsula, northwest of Kodiak Island and southwest of Homer, Alaska. The park's headquarters is in King Salmon, about 290 air miles southwest of Anchorage.
Unlike most national parks in the United States, Katmai is almost exclusively accessed by plane or boat. Much of this area is rarely visited and opportunities for incredible wilderness experiences abound.Other areas, such as Brooks Camp, are more easily accessed and have amenities like lodging and hot meals.
Many companies provide a variety of commercial visitor services including transportation, guided day trips, guided multi-day trips, overnight accommodations and food services. Commercial partners are authorized by permit to operate in the parks.
Most destinations in Katmai National Park & Preserve are directly accessed via air taxi flights from Anchorage, Dillingham, Homer, King Salmon, Kodiak, and other nearby Alaska towns and villages.