Katmai National Park & Preserve

Katmai National Park

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VISIT Katmai National Park:

Park Details

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
Entrance Fee
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When to Visit: Weather vs. Peak Visitation

Katmai National Park is the 301st 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.

Park Visits1001001001001009,69037,31823,77212,587100100100
Avg Temp293132405362666455423330
Max Temp404042536775787666534340
Avg Temp192021314148525145332420
Min Temp-11-8-2123139444333180-6
Temperature values in °F; Precipitation in Inches

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.

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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 River75 mi
Aniakchak National Monument166 mi
Lake Clark National Park179 mi
Kenai Fjords National Park202 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.

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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:

NameLocationSummitDifficulty ScoreDistance
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Nearest Airports

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.

Large Airports

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 AirportANCAnchorage, AK253 mi
Fairbanks International AirportFAIFairbanks, AK494 mi
Medium Airports

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 AirportAKNKing Salmon, AK61 mi
Egegik AirportEGXEgegik, AK89 mi
Kodiak AirportADQKodiak, AK105 mi
Dillingham AirportDLGDillingham, AK131 mi
Aleknagik / New AirportWKKAleknagik, AK140 mi
Aniak AirportANIAniak, AK264 mi
Bethel AirportBETBethel, AK286 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.