Where is Katmai National Park?
The Katmai National Park covers an area of almost 18,800 km2 of untouched wilderness. It is located on the Alaska Peninsula in the southwest of the state. Original rivers, a rugged coastline, active glaciers, volcanoes and expanses, green valleys carved by glaciers dominate the landscape.
The National Park includes the Alagnak Wild River and the Aniakchak National Monument and Preserve, a 78 km2 volcanic crater, as well as the Brooks River National Historic Landmark, with the highest concentration of prehistoric human habitation throughout North America.
“The Valley of Ten Thousand Smokes” owes its origin to an eruption of the Novarupta volcano in 1912. Due to cracks, heated groundwater was removed in the Form of gases and water vapor. This phenomenon gave the valley the name “valley of ten thousand columns of smoke”. Within the protected area there are today 14 active volcanoes and 19 seismographic stations of the “Alaska Volcano Observatory” Institution.
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