Katmai National Park & Preserve News
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Brown Bears Beef Up: Fat Bear Week 2023 Is About to Begin
September 21, 2023 | 1:00 pm
Fat Bear Week 2023 is about to begin!
Midair Collision involving two aircraft within Katmai National Park & Preserve
September 5, 2023 | 3:50 pm
Monday September 4, 2023, a Bell 206L-4 LongRanger IV helicopter (N193AL) and a de Havilland Canada DHC-2 Beaver Mk I (N97EL) collided midair while flying within Katmai National Park & Preserve north of Lake Coville in the proximity of the American Creek drainage.
Announcing the 2023 Brooks Camp Bear Pin Logo Contest Winner
June 22, 2023 | 8:59 am
2023 Bear Pin contest winner is announced, including information inspiration for this year's design.
Brooks River Permit Requirement for 2023
May 31, 2023 | 2:55 pm
Katmai National Park & Preserve will implement a permit system to access the Brooks River Corridor (within the Brooks Camp Developed Area) between June 15 and October 31 for all activities, except redfish fishery subsistence activities.
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."