Katmai National Park and Preserve
King Salmon, AK 99613
Katmai National Park and Preserve is most notable for the Valley of Ten Thousand Smokes and for its Alaskan brown bears.
Activities at Katmai include hiking, backpacking, camping, backcountry skiing, fishing, kayaking, boat tours, and interpretive programs.
Katmai contains the world’s largest protected brown/grizzly bear population, estimated to number about 2,200.
Bears are especially likely to congregate at the Brooks Falls viewing platform when the salmon are spawning.
Note: Katmai is largely wilderness with less than 6 miles of designated and maintained hiking trails. However, ADA accessible accommodations and facilities do exist.
Fun Fact: The park includes as many as 18 individual volcanoes, seven of which have been active since 1900.
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