Katmai National Park
VISIT Katmai National Park:
Katmai National Park was established on September 24, 1918, and has a total area of 3,674,529 acres (5,741 square miles, or 14,877 square kilometers).
|Address||1000 Silver Street, King Salmon, AK, 99613|
|Learn More||Official Website|
When to Visit: Weather vs. Peak Visitation
Katmai National Park is the 298th most visited park in the country.
We crunched 30 years of historical weather and/or park service data to find the best months to visit Katmai National Park. We looked for the optimal temperatures, the least amount of snow and rain, and stayed away from peak visitation months if we could help it. All this data then helped us paint a picture as to what the absolute best time to visit Katmai National Park is.
Our data shows the best months to visit Katmai National Park are June, May, July & August.
Katmai National Park Road Trips
Many family vacations consist of stringing one or more national parks together during a week-long trip. Creating these types of trips is our specialty! Here are the road trips we've created where Katmai National Park is visited.
|Trip Name||Trip Miles||Trip Days|
Other Nearby National Park Sites
From national monuments, to historic sites to seashores and more, here are the other parks closest to Katmai National Park.
|Alagnak Wild River||75 mi|
|Aniakchak National Monument||166 mi|
|Lake Clark National Park||179 mi|
|Kenai Fjords National Park||202 mi|
Nearby Campsites & RV Parks
If you are looking to pitch a tent or park an RV at a campsite near Katmai National Park, here is a list of the closest campsites in the surrounding area. They all have slightly different amenitites, so its best to check them all out instead of just chosing the first on the list.
Nearest Ski Resorts
For those of you who are the diehard outdoors type, visiting a national park on a ski trip can be quite the adventure. Here are the ski resorts within 100 miles of Katmai National Park:
When visiting a National park, many people are faced with either a very long drive across country, or a much shorter flight. For those of you looking to fly into Katmai National Park, we've listed the closest airports in the area.
A large airport has scheduled major airline service with millions of passengers per year. This type of airport always accepts international flights. Here are the closest large airports to Katmai National Park.
|Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport||ANC||Anchorage, AK||253 mi|
|Fairbanks International Airport||FAI||Fairbanks, AK||494 mi|
A medium-sized airport has scheduled regional airline service. This type of airport may or may not accept international flights. Here are the closest medium-sized airports to Katmai National Park.
|King Salmon Airport||AKN||King Salmon, AK||61 mi|
|Egegik Airport||EGX||Egegik, AK||89 mi|
|Kodiak Airport||ADQ||Kodiak, AK||105 mi|
|Dillingham Airport||DLG||Dillingham, AK||131 mi|
|Aleknagik / New Airport||WKK||Aleknagik, AK||140 mi|
|Aniak Airport||ANI||Aniak, AK||264 mi|
|Bethel Airport||BET||Bethel, AK||286 mi|
Credits: Campground data provided by USCampgrounds.info. Map shapes from CartographyVectors. Weather data from NOAA. Airport data from OurAirports.com. Images from Unsplash, Flickr and Parks&Trips. All data has also been updated and augmented by Parks&Trips.