Greetings from Katmai National Park & Preserve

Imagine walking within 20 feet of a Brown Bear, one of the most powerful, amazing examples of “charismatic megafauna” around…and fearlessly dropping to your knees in wet sand to photograph the animal in its natural habitat. That unforgettable experience is what I encountered in Katmai National Park and Preserve’s Hallo Bay!

Sincerely,
Kati

Katmai National Park & Preserve

President Woodrow Wilson established Katmai National Monument in 1918 to preserve the "Valley of 10,000 Smokes," so named when the Novarupta Volcano filled the valley with a 100- to 700-foot-deep ash flow.

State(s): Alaska

Established: 1918

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