Katmai National Park & Preserve News
Showing the last 10 news releases. Click here to visit nps.gov's Katmai National Park & Preserve - News section for more.
Katmai National Park and Preserve seeks public input on the Brooks River Corridor permit system
March 27, 2023 | 8:30 am
Katmai National Park and Preserve is seeking public comment on the seasonal Brooks River Corridor permit system, first piloted in 2022. Public comments will be accepted from March 27 through April 28, 2023 at https://parkplanning.nps.gov/BrooksRiverCorridorPermitSystem.
Katmai National Park and Preserve Prospectus soliciting proposals for hunting guide services
January 24, 2023 | 3:41 pm
Katmai National Park and Preserve has announced the release of a prospectus soliciting proposals for Hunting Guide Services.
Announcing the 2023 Brooks Camp Bear Pin Logo Contest
January 24, 2023 | 11:11 am
Sharpen your pencils, take out your paintbrush, boot up your graphic design software and tap into your creativity! Katmai National Park is drawing on the talent of residents of Southwest Alaska to leave a mark on visitors from around the world. The National Park Service invites artists of all ages from the Southwest Alaska region to submit their designs for this year’s Brooks Camp bear etiquette pin. The selected design will appear on thousands of bear pins distributed to Katmai National Park visitors this summer.
Katmai National Park and Preserve Campground Fee Increase Planned for 2023
November 3, 2022 | 1:23 pm
Katmai National Park and Preserve will increase the fee for overnight camping at its Brooks Campground for the 2023 camping season. Brooks Campground is open seasonally from May 1st-October 31st. Reservations for 2023 open on January 5, 2023 and are obtained through Brooks Camp Permit, Katmai National Park & Preserve - Recreation.gov.
Two Wildfires being monitored in Katmai National Park and Preserve
June 8, 2022 | 5:09 pm
Two wildfires are currently being monitored by National Park Service and Alaska Division of Forestry personnel within the boundaries of Katmai National Park and Preserve. Lightning was the cause of both fires and neither pose an immediate threat to life or property.
2022 Winning Brooks Camp Bear Pins Design
June 5, 2022 | 11:00 am
Katmai National Park and Preserve is "bear-y" excited to reveal the winning design for the 2022 Brooks Camp Bear Pins. We've wanted to shout it from the mountaintops! This year's design competition winner is Analise Kosbruk, a 13 year-old from Perryville, AK. According to Analise, "My great-great-grandparents came to Perryville from the Katmai area after Novarupta."
Commemorating the life of Pelagia Malgenak
June 2, 2022 | 9:13 am
Katmai National Park and Preserve will host a public unveiling ceremony of a "Monument Commemorating the life of Pelagia Malgenak" on June 7, 2022 at 1:00 pm in the King Salmon Visitor Center. All are invited to come and learn more about this incredible person.
Brooks River Permits Pilot Program
May 31, 2022 | 7:51 am
This summer Katmai National Park will pilot a permit system for the Brooks River Corridor (within the Brooks Camp Developed Area).
Brooks Camp Campground capacity increasing to 100%
March 7, 2022 | 7:57 am
Katmai National Park and Preserve is pleased to announce that Brooks Camp Campground will open at 100% capacity for the 2022 season. The additional camping permits will become available to the public beginning March 21, 2022 at 8:00 am AKDT on www.recreation.gov.
Katmai National Park and Preserve Seeking Public Comment
January 20, 2022 | 5:09 pm
Katmai National Park is inviting comment on proposed changes to the Compendium. The Compendium is a compilation of all designations, closures and restrictions adopted under discretionary authority within the regulations covering national parks.