National Park

Katmai Dog Policy

Katmai National Park is Dog Friendly

Dogs Allowed
with 6' Leash []
Dogs Not Allowed

This park on the Alaska Peninsula protects the Valley of Ten Thousand Smokes, an ash flow formed by the 1912 eruption of Novarupta, and the stratovolcano Mount Katmai. Over 2,000 grizzly bears come here each year to catch spawning salmon. Other wildlife includes caribou, wolves, moose, and wolverines.[1]

Katmai National Park is technically dog friendly, but it is difficult to get there, since it's accessible primarily by boat, plane, and dogsled. There are hazards in the park, as well, given the large population of brown bears. Dogs are not allowed at the campground during the only times when it's open for the year.


5741 mi2
Annual Visitors

Trail Policy

Dogs are allowed in the backcountry, but must be kept under physical control.

Dogs are not allowed within the Brooks Camp Developed Area between May 1 and October 31.

Campground Policy

Dogs are not allowed at Brooks Camp during the only times of the year it is open.

Location & Map

King Salmon

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[1] Overview text from the Wikipedia article List of national parks of the United States, which is released under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share-Alike License 3.0.

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