Special - Katmai NP's Centennial - Let's Celebrate & Visit / Katmai NP Eeuwfeest
Katmai National Park & Preserve: 100 Years Protected Wilderness Area
Katmai National Park & Preserve: 100 Jaar Beschermd Natuurgebied
From this place you can therefore do the following:
|Valley of The Ten Thousend Smokes - Rechtsonder Three Forks Overlook Shelter|
But the biggest attraction of Katmai NP are the big brown Alaskan bears and with its 2,200 bears Katmai NP is on of the best place to see bears in the world. Furthermore, there are many more on the Alaska Peninsula.
|The bridge to the Lower River Platform, don't forget to close the gates.|
Due to the high population of salmon that swim in the lakes and rivers bear sighting have a high success rate. Especially in the months of July and September when there are many salmons, they are easy to see near Brooks Camp. My visit was in June and I have seen a lot of bears.
|Brook Falls Trail - 0.6 miles long|
If you want to go to the other 2 platforms, via Brook Falls Trail, a short walk brings through the forest where you have a chance to encounter a bear lies around 90%.
During the salmon season they only think about food so they do not even notice you.
I have spent two days at these platforms and enjoyed all the frolicking, fighting and fishing bears.