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Points of Interest at Katmai National Park

Situated in southern Alaska, Katmai National Park comprises a vast, rugged wilderness. This remote location is full of lakes, forests, and mountains. If it’s your first time visiting the park, you’ll want to make sure to hit the main points of interest. 

Brooks Falls

These gorgeous waterfalls are the main point of interest in Katmai National Park. The falls are the primary destination for hundreds of the park’s brown bears to go fishing when they come out of hibernation and the salmon begin to swim upstream to Brooks Lake. 

Valley of Ten Thousand Smokes 

When the Novarupta volcano erupted in 1912, the Valley of Ten Thousand Smokes was left in its wake. Characterized by deep gorges, lava flows, and volcanic ash, this valley can’t be missed on any visit to Katmai National Park. Natural steam and gas vents provide the “smoke” that can be seen rising up from this valley.