Southwest | Kodiak | Katmai National Park | Lake Clark

Alaska’s Southwest region includes the Aleutian Islands, the Yukon and Kuskokwim River deltas, and the Alaska Peninsula. 

This area is particularly famous among birders and brown bear wildlife photographers. 

Southwest | Kodiak | Katmai National Park INTRODUCTION

This area is particularly famous among birders and brown bear wildlife photographers.

Each year, dozens of rare bird species fly through Southwest Alaska on their migration route to summer in the Arctic.

Large brown bears are consistently spotted at such locations as Brooks Falls, McNeil River and Lake Clark, drawing wildlife enthusiasts from around the world. The Southwest region of Alaska is part of the Pacific Ocean’s “Ring of Fire” and is dotted with volcanoes.

The largest eruption in North America occurred at Novarupta Volcano in Katmai National Park in 1912.

Mt.

Redoubt has been recently active, as well as Mt.

St.

Augustine and Mt.

Kasatochi. The two national parks in Alaska’s Southwest are Lake Clark National Park and Katmai National Park.

Both parks are renowned for fishing and bear viewing.

Brooks Falls, located in Katmai National Park gives visitors the chance to see bears fishing for salmon at the top of a waterfall.

Numerous other nationally and state protected lands keep much of Southwest Alaska wild.

The communities in this area are predominantly Alaska Native villages with communities including the Aleut, Alutiiq, and Yupik tribes.

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