Katmai National Park is located in southwest Alaska. The headquarters of the park is in King Salmon which is about 290 air miles from Anchorage. It is one of the popular places for bear watching and it is also America’s largest protected population of brown bears. There is one of the best bear viewing spots in the state called ‘Brooks River Falls’.
Katmai National Park can be entered by boat or plane. You will have more opportunities to see the wilderness and this area is rarely visited. Brooks Camp is the popular destination in Katmai National Park which is about 30 air miles from King Salmon. It is easily accessible and can be reached by a small floatplane. They provide many amenities like restaurants, lodging, etc. Many companies offer commercial visitor services like day trips, multi-day trips, transportation, food services, and accommodations. And those commercial services are authorized by permit to access in the park.
How to reach Katmai National Park?
Most places in Katmai National Park are accessed through air taxi flights from King Salmon, Anchorage, Kodiak, Dillingham, Homer, and from nearby villages or towns in Alaska. The cost might differ according to the type of airplane, size of the group, flight length, and from where the flight starts. The operators of air taxis will determine the efficient way to reach the park. The commercial flights that are scheduled regularly to King Salmon are available from Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport through Alaska Airlines and Ravn Alaska.
To go to the Pacific Coast of Katmai, the boats are accessible. From the villages of King Salmon and Naknek, you can go by powerboat to Brooks Camp and other places which are along the Naknek River drainage.
Check out the complete list of services in Katmai National Park and Preserve.