Katmai National Park Alaska-- Katmai National Park is home to Mt. Katmai, an active volcano which blew its top in 1912 in what was the largest volcanic eruption in Alaska’s recorded history. Mt. Katmai now features a beautiful crater lake where its peak once stood. The park is also famous for its abundant brown bear population, with an estimated 2000 making their home within Katmai’s boundaries.
Katmai National Park and Preserve in King Salmon, Alaska, spans over four million acres of remote landscapes and offers hikers the opportunity to walk among 14 active volcanoes. Here, you’ll find the Valley of Ten Thousand Smokes, a valley filled with ash flow from the eruption of Novarupta in 1912, and one of the highest densities of brown bears.