Katmai National Park and Preserve

  • Bears at Katmai Park



Katmai Information

Katmai National Park and Preserve in Alaska is home to spectacular and unique volcanoes, and wildlife including fish, flowers, and bears.

Katmai National Monument was created in 1918 to preserve the famed Valley of Ten Thousand Smokes, a spectacular forty square mile, 100 to 700 foot deep ash flow deposited by Novarupta Volcano. A National Park & Preserve since 1980, today Katmai is still famous for volcanoes, but also for brown bears, pristine waterways with abundant fish, remote wilderness, and a rugged coastline.

There is plenty room for great diversity of wildlife in Katmai which encompasses millions of acres wild rivers and streams, rugged coastlines, broad green glacial hewn valleys, active glaciers and volcanoes, and Naknek Lake.


Making an Impact

Visiting Katmai

Glacial Rocks at Katmai Park

Map of the Park

Katmai National Park and Preserve
P.O. Box 7
King Salmon , AK

Parks Near Katmai National Park and Preserve

Rafters on the Alagnak Wild River
Whitewater rafting in Class I-III rapids, kayaking, fishing, and floating are some of the activities enjoyed by adventure-seekers on vacation in Alaska.
Lake Clark
See the spectacular scenery of mountains, glaciers and volcanoes that stretch from the shores of Cook Inlet to the tundra-covered hills.
Teal waters of Surprise Lake
Don't let the remote location keep you from visiting Aniakchak, a vibrant reminder of Alaska's location in the volcanically active 'Ring of Fire.'
Beautiful waters at Kenai Fjords
Experience the glacial hiking trails at Kenai Fjords National Park, where this rugged landscape promises a life-changing experience for visitors.
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