Alaska's Katmai National Park is of course home to the Valley of Ten Thousand Smokes. This spectacular forty square mile run that digs 700 feet deep composed of pyroclastic ash flows that were originally deposited by the Novarupta Volcano. And like so many other places here in Alaska you will find no less than 14 currently active volcanoes in Katmai National Park, although none of them are currently erupting.
The park is also home to the Brooks River National Historic Landmark. This important landmark houses North America's highest concentration of prehistoric human dwellings: somewhere in the vicinity of 900 prehistoric human dwellings can be found here!
It is the Alaskan brown bear that truly reins over the imagination when one thinks of Katmai National Park, though. Visitors from all over the world travel to Katmai National Park to experience the beauty of the Alaskan wilderness and also to go on fascinating tours into the heart of brown bear country and see these magnificent (although dangerous) animals in person. It is truly an experience that you will be hard-pressed to find anywhere else. Currently there are more than 2,000 of this important and protected species call Katmai National Park home.
Where there are bears there are of course salmon, which are one of a bear's favorite delicacies. Alaska's Katmai National Park serves as a very important habitat for salmon. The waters of Katmai National Park are a popular spawning ground for salmon, and during the summer and early fall you can find many a brown bear along the waters of Katmai seeking to catch themselves a fine example of sockeye salmon. Along the 480 mile long coast of Katmai National Park you will also see the brown bears quelling their hankering for seafood with clams, crabs and the occasional whale carcass.
Don't think that brown bears, salmon and volcanoes are all there is to Alaska's Katmai National Park. This wild wilderness is home to a host of wildlife. Like all of Alaska you will find Katmai National Park blossoming with a wide and diverse range of wildlife, making for some of the most spectacular scenery you will ever see in your life.
If you are interested in traveling to Katmai National Park to see the magnificent brown bears for yourself there are plenty of tours and tour services that you can find in the region. These tours cater to photographers, adventurers, world travelers and just about anyone who wants to have a spectacular Alaska brown bear experience.
Katmai National Park is one of Alaska's most beautiful and important parks. Whether you are a bear lover or are just interested in taking in the sights of one of America's most beautiful national parks, you owe yourself a visit to Alaska's Katmai National Park and Preserve. This one of a kind habitat offers volcanoes, prehistoric human dwellings and the highest concentration of brown bears anywhere in the world.