Planning a trip to Katmai National Park and Preserve and need some help planning your trip?

Here is the National Park Obsessed guide for visiting Katmai National Park and Preserve, Alaska.

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The Quick Guide to Visiting Katmai National Park and Preserve

Katmai National Park and Preserve Basics

Region: Alaska / West / Pacific / Pacific Northwest

Total Size: 4,093,228 acres (6,396 sq miles) (16,565 sq km)

Park Size: 3,674,529 acres (5,741 sq miles) (14,870 sq km)

Preserve Size: 418,699 acres (654 sq miles) (1,694 sq km)

Location: Lake and Peninsula, Kodiak Island, Kenai Peninsula, and Bristol Bay boroughs

Closest Cities: King Salmon, Alaska

Busy Season: June to September

Visitation: 84,167 (in 2019)

How much does Katmai National Park and Preserve Cost?

Katmai National Park and Preserve does not charge an entrance fee.

When is Katmai National Park and Preserve Open?

Katmai National Park and Preserve is open year-round.

Are dogs allowed in Katmai National Park and Preserve?

Yes, pets are allowed in Katmai National Park, but they are not allowed in Brooks Camp (this includes service animals). Please note that this park has an incredibly high concentration of Alaska Brown Bears. You are responsible for your pet’s safety and the park bears may see your pet as a threat or food.

Where are Katmai National Park and Preserve’s visitor centers?

King Salmon Visitor Center – Open Year Round

Brooks Camp Visitor Center – May to September

Robert F. Griggs Visitor Center – May to September

Land Acknowledgments for Katmai National Park and Preserve

The National Park known as Katmai National Park and Preserve sits on Alutiiq (Sugpiaq) and Yup’ik/Cup’ik land.

Thank you to the Native Land Digital for making the Indigenous territories accessible to all. They have mapped the known territories to the best of the current knowledge and is a work in progress. If you have additional information on the Indigenous nations boundaries, please let them know.

Native Land Digital is a registered Canadian not-for-profit organization with the goal to creates spaces where non-Indigenous people can be invited and challenged to learn more about the lands they inhabit, the history of those lands, and how to actively be part of a better future going forward together.

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Jennifer is a long time national park blogger and the founder of National Park Obsessed. She is a dedicated National Park lover who is working on visiting all 62 US National Parks. She has currently been to 53 of the National Parks. She is dedicated to sharing her knowledge of the Parks with others and helping them learn to love the parks as much as she does.

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