Katmai National Park

The Valley of Ten Thousand Smokes

Katmai National Park

Being about the size of Wales Katmai National Park was established on December 2, 1918 by President Woodrow Wilson. It is located in Alaska across from Kodiak Island and 290 miles southwest of Anchorage. It protects the bears and its volcanoes know as the Valley of ten Thousand Smokes created by the volcanic eruption in 1912 by Norarupta.


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Katmai National Park and Preserve Info.

Katmai National Park and Preserve is five million acres filled with volcanoes, bears, fishing and much more. Wilderness if all there is at Katmai with outdoor activities like hiking, canoeing, kayaking, hunting, fishing and lots of adventure.The fee for Katmai National Park is free, however there are other fees like camping at Brooks Camp and for commercial filming and photography permits. The park and preserve are open all year around. Best period to view the bears is between June 1 through September 17. Few times can you see bears between late May and December.


Katmai National Park