Katmai National Park & Preserve News
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Katmai National Park and Preserve to open campground reservations for the 2021 season
February 19, 2021 | 7:43 am
2021 Brooks Camp campground reservations will open on March 5, 8:00 am AKST, at 25% capacity.
Announcing the 2021 Brooks Camp Bear Pins Logo Contest
January 16, 2021 | 3:42 pm
The National Park Service invites artists from the Southwest Alaska region to submit designs for use on Brooks Camp 2021 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.
Katmai Proposes Construction of the Brooks Camp Wastewater Solids Treatment Pond
January 5, 2021 | 7:44 am
Katmai has prepared an Environmental Assessment (EA) to analyze the environmental impacts associated with construction of a replacement wastewater solids treatment pond (WSTP) necessary for the disposal of biosolids generated in the Brooks Camp area of the park.
The Battles Have Been Fought, The Votes Have Been Cast, and the Winner is...
October 6, 2020 | 5:35 pm
Online fans joining in the Fat Bear Week celebration voted bear 747 as the 2020 Fat Bear Week champion.