Katmai National Park has become well known for its salmon run which attract both bears and people alike. Katmai contains the world's largest protected brown/grizzly bear population, estimated to number about 2,200.
Apart from its famous Brown Bears, Katmai also has moose, grey wolves, beavers, otters, porcupines, wolverine and other mammals. Marine mammals include hair seals, sea lions, sea otters, beluga whales, orca and grey whales. Caribou occasionally winter within the park.
Each year millions of salmon enter Katmai National Park from the Bering Sea. They swim up into the lakes, rivers and streams of the area to spawn. These fish provide a food source for Alaskan Rainbow Trout and other fresh water fish.
This is Alaska’s famous sport fishing country.
Katmai truly embodies the wild heart of Alaska.