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Brooks Camp

Photo by Kathleen Turner

Brooks Camp

King Salmon, Alaska

Whether you’re here to play, check out the scenery or just spend time with loved ones, you’ll appreciate Katmai National Park as much as the protected brown bears and playful cubs that inhabit it. Katmai’s remote Alaskan locale meant that National Park Service facilities weren’t even established here until 1950 – making the park one of the few remaining places where visitors can experience true Alaskan wilderness. Learn how you can support America’s national parks – visit www.nationalparks.org.


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