Katmai National Park Photos

“For I believe that climate does thus react on man – as there is something in the mountain-air that feeds the spirit and inspires.”

– Henry David Thoreau.

Katmai Park Info

  • Alaska has 23 National Parks within its borders.
  • Katmai National Park and Preserve includes 3 475 000 acres of dedicated wilderness.
  • The explosion of Mount Katmai in 1912 was the largest volcanic eruption of the last century.
  • The EXXON-VALDEZ oil spill of 1988 devastated the Katmai coastline.

Katmai National Park is home to the greatest bear viewing in the world. Scientists estimate Katmai’s brown bear population to be around 2000 bears. World famous Brooks Falls is here, Hallo Bay, Geographic Harbor, the Valley of 10 000 Smokes and the southern reaches of the Alaska Range. Biologically critical habitat for a rich biological diversity, nearly 30 species of land animals, 6 of sea mammals, 150 species of birds, and 28 of fish, as well as uncounted intertidal and coastal species all call this place home.

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