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Katmai National Park and Preserve

A vast Alaskan wilderness known for brown bears, Valley of Ten Thousand Smokes, and diverse volcanic landscapes.

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Formed by the magma-belching chambers of the primeval Novarupta volcano, the peaks and troughs of the Katmai National Park are something to take the breath away. They cluster around the north-eastern end of the huge Alaska Peninsula, where they roll through endless swathes of designated wilderness untouched by human hands. Most travelers willing to fork out the time —and the cash—to get here come to see the Katmai brown bears during the annual salmon catch.

jrfrancis 2 years ago

It might be pretty tricky to get to, but Katmai National Park is real wilderness. Framed by mountain silhouettes and frothing ocean waters, it’s got rivers where bears seek salmon catches and herds of majestic caribou to boot.

jrfrancis 2 years ago

After devastating volcanic eruptions, the unique rocky landscape of this Alaska-based National park was formed. Katmai National Park is excellent for explorers seeking a versatile landscape experience amongst active volcanoes in the USA. Stop by lookout platforms to witness the park's famous brown bears fishing in the water for salmon.

seeker 3 years ago

Katmai National Park in Alaska consists of icy tundra, endless wilderness, and wildlife that is both friendly and fearful at times (read: bears). This volcanic landscape encompasses thousands of years of human history and provides visitors a chance to experience the wilds of nature.

seeker 3 years ago

Katmai National Park and Preserve Guides

  • Map of National Parks in the US

    seeker (Seeker Editors)
    The US boasts an impressive 63 national parks, each with its own distinct character, awe inspiring views and countless ways to connect with nature. The parks are managed by the National Park Service which offers an annual pass for access to all 63 parks throughout the year for one flat price. Let's explore.
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    leah (Leah Fishman)
    If I don't get to sip tea in Sri Lanka's hillside, read books in the Lake District, cozy up with Christmas lights in Zermatt, and watch grizzlies catch fish in Alaska before I die, I'm gonna *riot*. From the totally obtainable (White Sands National Park) to the obscure (Lofoten), here's my big, bad, do-before-I-die bucket list.
  • Alaska Summer 2022

    hollyonthehorizon (Holly Siebenrock)
  • Off The Beaten Path National Parks

    seeker (Seeker Editors)
    For adventurous individuals seeking space away from bustling tourist destinations, we have selected some of the most mesmerizing national parks across North America for your next escapade. From the arctic circle in Canada to deep canyons of California, witness brown bears hunting for salmon, puffins gathering on beaches, and wildflowers blooming a symphony of colors. From clear turquoise waters and sandy beaches to volcanic terrain- beat the crowds at these lesser-known national parks across the continent.