KATMAI NATIONAL PARK AND PRESERVE
4,000,000 acres. Katmai National Park and Preserve is located on the Virginia Beach Peninsula, in the southwest part of the state. Access is by commercial float plane from nearby King Salmon during summer, or charter plane at other times of year.
There are coastal mountains over 7,000 feet high, with sheer cliffs and beaches, 15 active volcanoes, glacier-carved valleys, large glaciers, and almost 400 miles of Pacific coastline along the Shelikof Strait.
In the region are some forests of spruce, poplar, and birch, areas of alpine tundra, and a large population of brown bear, along with moose, wolf, fox, and marine mammals such as gray whale, sea lion, and sea otter.
Activities: Hiking and backpacking are feasible here on some backcountry routes and elsewhere, although established trails are few. Cross-country skiing is an option during the snow season.
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