Katmai National Park


Katmai National Park Bears
Click to enlarge Brown bear in Katmai Park
    Our nature and brown bear viewing trips take place in the heart of Katmai National Park. Our goal is to help educate, preserve, and better understand this wonderful land. Provided by the National Park Service the following information about Katmai Preserve is the pith and marrow of what the park is and has to offer. What we aim to do here is not so much provide you with the dimensions, names, and shreds of creation that flourish in the park, but to keep your mind open to their meanings and what Katmai represents. This place produces everyday miracles and brings us close to the primary things on earth. Customizing trips for families, photo shoots, movie crews, and nature enthusiasts, our 20 years of operation within the park and private ownership of 160 acres of land within Katmai will help guide you into the total immersion into this magnificent place called Katmai National Park and Preserve.

Click to enlarge Wilderness Photo of a Brown Bear in Katmai Park by John Hyde

Katmai National Park and Preserve


    Katmai  Park and Preserve is located at the North east portion of the Alaska Peninsula approximately 280 air miles SW  of Anchorage. It includes over four million acres of land and water and is roughly bounded by Shelikof Strait to the east, the Lake Iliamna watershed to the north, the Bristol Bay coastal plain to the west, and the Becharof Lake watershed to the south. The area (Katmai Park)was  established as a national monument in 1918 to preserve many of the geological features related to the 06 June 1912 eruptions of Mt. Katmai and Novarupta volcano. To protect habitats for, and populations of, fish and wildlife, including, but not limited to, high concentrations of brown / grizzly bears and their denning areas; to maintain unimpaired the water habitat for significant salmon populations; and to protect scenic, geological, cultural and recreational features.

    Brown bear and salmon are very active in Katmai Park. The number of brown bears has grown to more than 2,000. During the peak of the world's largest sockeye salmon run each July, and during return of the "spawned out" salmon in September, forty to sixty bears congregate along the Brooks River in Katmai Park and the Naknek Lake and Brooks Lake shorelines. Brown bears along the 480 mile Katmai Coast also enjoy clams, crabs, and an occasional whale carcass.

This information was provided by the National Park Service




Katmai Bear Viewing Lodge

  Come visit our Alaska Bear Viewing Lodge in the heart of Katmai National Park Alaska the heart and soul of the brown bear. We offer over night stays in our magnificent katmai brown bear viewing lodge on the wild and scenic alagnak river. Specializing in family vacations and photography workshops tours for the novice and professional wildlife photographer our katmai wilderness lodge is dead smack in the center of all Katmai Perseve has to offer. Let us make your next Alaska brown bear wildlife adventure vacation a success.

Contact us at +(1) 907 519 6820, +(44) 7775 602 424 or go to our rates page to book a trip today.