Katmai National Park & Preserve News
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Brooks River Permits available for the 2022 season June 28
June 25, 2022 | 2:52 pm
New this year, from July 1– October 31, 2022, permits will be required for access to the Brooks River Corridor. Reservations will open to the public beginning June 28, 2022 at 8:00 am AKST on www.recreation.gov.
World famous Katmai bear cams turn ten years old
June 21, 2022 | 8:00 am
Join Katmai National Park and Preserve this year as we celebrate the 10-year anniversary of the park’s bear cams.
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.
Announcing the 2022 Brooks Camp Bear Pins Logo Contest
January 19, 2022 | 8:03 am
The National Park Service invites artists from the Southwest Alaska region to submit designs for use on Brooks Camp 2022 Bear Etiquette Pins. The selected design will appear on thousands of bear pins distributed to Brooks Camp visitors this summer. In addition to the satisfaction of seeing their artwork reaching an audience from around the world, the winner will also receive a pair of pins as an award.
Temporary Closure for a Portion of Brooks River October 2021
October 5, 2021 | 5:58 pm
Under the discretionary authority of the Superintendent, is initiating a temporary closure on the Brooks River between Brooks River falls and the elevated bridge across the Brooks River. Initially this closure will begin today October 5, 2021 at 8:00 PM Alaska Daylight time and last 72 hours but may need to be extended in duration or area as needed to maintain public safety.