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PARK PHASED REOPENING

Face Masks or Coverings Required in Certain Areas Social Distancing Required
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COVID-19 STATUS: KNOW BEFORE YOU GO

PARK PHASED REOPENING

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So what does "Park Phased Reopening" mean?

According to the U.S. National Park Service, Katmai National Park & Preserve is currently working on reopening. This can mean that certain areas are closed. It can include trails, campgrounds, facilities, visitor centers, etc. Visit the source link below for more detailed information regarding this park's status.

What we know:

The below source link has some information about the status of the park. The National Park Service requires everyone at this park, regardless of vaccination status, to continue to wear masks indoors and in crowded outdoor spaces, such as narrow/busy trails, overlooks, visitor center patios, & other congested areas.

Face Masks or Coverings Required in Certain Areas

Katmai National Park & Preserve is currently requiring masks or face coverings in certain or all areas. Depending on your vaccination status, if you are not fully vaccinated (meaning two weeks after your final vaccination), and according to CDC guidelines, which currently depends on the COVID-19 transmissibility rate in the community in and around the park. Most parks requiring masks indoors have put an alert out (found below in the Alerts section). Please refer to the U.S. National Park Service, the state of Alaska and the local community for more detailed information.

Social Distancing Required

Katmai National Park & Preserve is currently requiring everyone to social distance, 6 feet or more, from others. This usually means outside of your immediate group. Some parks may also have size restrictions on gatherings to help assist in social distancing. Please refer to the U.S. National Park Service, the state of Alaska and the local community for more detailed information.

Last Updated: September 16, 2021
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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 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.

    Read more at nps.gov


  • 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.

    Read more at nps.gov


  • 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.

    Read more at nps.gov


  • Something HUGE is coming!

    September 21, 2021 | 8:00 am

    Fat Bear Week 2021 is nearly upon us, and we need your help to crown the fattest bear of Brooks River! This annual competition, running September 29 through October 5, celebrates the big bruins of Katmai National Park and Preserve as they fatten up ahead of winter.

    Read more at nps.gov


  • Plane Crash in Katmai NP&P

    August 2, 2021 | 12:49 pm

    On Saturday, July 31, at approximately 5:00 pm, the park was notified that a Cessna 206 on floats, operated by Branch River Air, crashed during take off.

    Read more at nps.gov


  • Aviation Mishap in Katmai NP&P

    July 19, 2021 | 5:12 pm

    On the morning of Monday, July 19, park rangers received a report that a plane made a forced landing on a hillside in the lower American Creek area of Katmai National Park and Preserve. The pilot and passenger were safely evacuated by an NPS float plane that was operating in the area.

    Read more at nps.gov


  • Temporary Closure and Restriction for a Portion of Brooks River Imposed Under the Discretionary Authority of the Superintendent

    July 13, 2021 | 4:13 pm

    Katmai National Park and Preserve, under the discretionary authority of the Superintendent, is initiating a temporary closure on the Brooks River between the downstream reach of the active Brooks River falls closure and a further downstream point indicated by a closure sign on the bank of the Brooks River. Initially this closure will last 72 hours but may need to be extended in duration or expanse depending on the evolution of related concerns.

    Read more at nps.gov


  • Minor Injuries in Bear Incident

    July 2, 2021 | 12:00 pm

    A bear-inflicted human injury occurred in Katmai National Park near the confluence of the Savonoski and Grosvenor Rivers at approximately 1:00 PM on Wednesday, June 30. One visitor sustained injuries to his forearm before bear spray could be deployed to deter the bear. National Park Service Rangers provided emergency medical care to the visitor.

    Read more at nps.gov


  • Winner Announced in the 2021 Brooks Camp Bear Pin Logo Contest

    June 8, 2021 | 4:33 pm

    Katmai National Park is excited to reveal the winning design selected for the 2021 Brooks Camp Bear Pin Design Competition, submitted by Alaska artist Ecola Collier.

    Read more at nps.gov


  • Brooks Camp Campground capacity increasing to 50%

    May 21, 2021 | 6:30 am

    Katmai National Park and Preserve (Katmai) is pleased to announce that it has increased the capacity of the Brooks Camp Campground to 50% for the 2021 season, following new guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The additional camping permits become available to the public beginning June 4, 2021 at 8:00 am AKDT on www.recreation.gov.

    Read more at nps.gov